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An interpreter is an individual who translates orally (or in writing) from one language into another. Individual must be certified to act as interpreters in administrative and/or court hearings, excluding small claims court proceedings. Interpreter examinations are conducted periodically through the entities listed below. There is no office in state service that retains a list of interpreters. The interpreters employed throughout state service are individuals who have been certified by their agency because there was a need for a language translator in that agency.


Judicial Council of California Court Interpreters Program
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3660
(415) 865-4200

Responsible for the certification program for individuals interested in becoming interpreters at the state level. Consumers may contact this office to order a certified court interpreter information packet.


CPS Human Resource Services Federal Court Interpreter Certification Program
241 Lathrop Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

Administers the examination for individuals interested in the Federal Court Interpreter Certification Exam (FCICE) Program. Consumers may contact this office to order an informational package on how to become a certified federal court interpreter.

National Center for Interpretation

The University of Arizona
National Center for Interpretation
PO Box 210432 Tucson, AZ 85721-0432
(520) 621-3615
Street Address:
800 E University Blvd, Suite 200 Tucson, AZ 85719

520) 621-3615

Fax: (520) 621-0658

Provides study materials and sample FCICE exams.

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