Please ensure you provide/update your language(s) of Intent when registering for any California Court Interpreter exam.

AVAILABLE TEST DATES

REGISTRATION OPENS

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

EXPECT RESULTS

March 17th - 19th, 2020

January 17, 2020

February 17, 2020

June 2020

Please note: The Judicial Council  has cancelled the March BIEs to comply with the Governor’s directive, “California Public Health Experts: Mass Gatherings Should be Postponed or Canceled Statewide to Slow the Spread of COVID-19,” March 11, 2020, https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/03/11/california-public-health-experts-mass-gatherings-should-be-postponed-or-canceled-statewide-to-slow-the-spread-of-covid-19/.

If you were originally scheduled for the March BIE Testing window and are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and/or do not intend to take the BIEs in September, please visit the Prometric website and submit an online request for a refund of your fees. The refund request form may be accessed at: 

https://www.prometric.com/contact-us?category=Test%20Taker&subject=request_a_refund.

Please enter the following information when completing the form:

  • For the “I am a” box, select Test Taker.
  • For the “I want to” box, select Request a Refund.
  • For the “Testing Client” box, select California Bilingual Interpreter Exams.
  • For the “Incident/Ticket/Case Number”, enter “N/A” if you do not have one
  • For the “Reason of the Refund” box, enter Exam cancelled due to COVID-19.

The deadline for submission of the online refund request form is Friday, June  12, 2020.

At this time, the Judicial Council has not cancelled the next BIEs, which are scheduled for September 15 – 17, 2020. When we are closer to this date, we will contact you directly with detailed information about these exams. Information will also be available on the Judicial Council's Court Interpreters Program website (https://www.courts.ca.gov/2695.htm).

*Please Note: All candidates must take and pass the written exam prior to registering for the Bilingual Interpreting Exam. The cutoff for the upcoming Exam window is February 15th, 2020. All Written Exam are valid for four years.

Bilingual Interpreting Exam Test Site Locations

Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek
45 John Glenn Dr
Concord, CA 94520

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045 

Ontario Airport & Conference Center
700 N. Haven Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764 

APC 0053
5330 Primrose Drive Suite # 200 
Fair Oaks, California 95628 

APC 0525
5075 Shoreham Place Suite #180 
San Diego, California 92122 

Additional Resources

Effective January 1, 2011, the California Court Interpreters Program will offer test reciprocity to court interpreters who passed Consortium-developed oral interpreting exams administered in member states. Please note that the California Court Interpreters Program will only recognize oral interpreting exam standards and scores that meet or exceed the requirements in California. To find out more about the eligibility requirements, please see:

Information about licensing is available on the licensing agency Web site. The link below takes you out of the Prometric Web site and into the agency site; a new browser window will open when you click a link.

California Web site

CALIFORNIA

CONTACT INFORMATION

The office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. Eastern Time; closed on local holidays.

Appointment scheduling, cancellations or general testing information 866-241-3118
Problems encountered during your experience with us 800-853-6769

Our goal is to provide a quality exam and a pleasant testing experience for every candidate. If you are dissatisfied with either and believe we can correct the problem, we would like to hear from you. We provide an opportunity for general comments at the end of your exam. Your comments will be reviewed by our personnel, but you will not receive a direct response.

If you would like to submit an appeal concerning examination content, registration, scheduling or test administration (testing site procedures, equipment, personnel, etc.), please submit an appeal by visiting contact us: appeals.

The Appeals Committee will review your concern and send you a written response within 20 business days of receipt.

Important Notice: Disagreement with scores is not grounds for an appeal.  Additionally, an appeal will not result in the re-rating of an exam or a retesting opportunity unless an administrative error warrants these actions.

Please contact Prometric if you any additional questions or concerns.

Prometric
Appeals Committee
7941 Corporate Drive
Nottingham, MD 21236
(443) 751-4800