Bilingual Interpreting Examination (BIE)—Registration Now Closed

Registration is closed for the 2023 administration of the BIE. Registration for the BIE will not reopen until 2024. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit frequently the Exams for Language Access Providers in the California Courts home page for the latest court interpreter exam updates.

Registration Details

Test Dates


Registration Period*

Examination Scores

July 13, 2023, to September 22, 2023

Now Closed!
Registration for the BIE will reopen in 2024.

Examination scores will be sent within 60 to 90 days of the candidates test date**

Examination scores will be sent within 60 to 90 days of the candidates test date**


*All candidates must have a valid Written Examination prior to registering for the BIE.


  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court Interpreters Program extended the validity period for Written Examination test scores from four (4) years to six (6) years.
  • Candidates who have passed the Written Examination during the previous six (6) years are now eligible to take the BIE in their target language when it is available.
  • Candidates who took the BIE four (4) times and did not pass are still required to retake the Written Examination.

**Candidates who do not receive their examination scores within 90 days of the candidates' examination date, should contact Prometric Candidate Care to inquire about the status.

Test Center Locations

Northern California

San Francisco
100 California Street
Suite 105
San Francisco, CA 94111

San Jose
2665 North First Street
Suite 207
San Jose, CA 95134

Southern California

400 West Ventura Boulevard
Suite 130
Camarillo, CA 93010

Culver City 
5601 West Slauson Avenue
Suite 110
Culver City, CA 90230 

San Diego  
5075 Shoreham Place 
Suite 180 
San Diego, CA 92122