Registration Now Closed for the Bilingual Interpreting Examination (BIE)

Registration is now closed for the 2021 limited administration of the BIE. The BIE will not be administered again in 2021. The Judicial Council anticipates administering the BIE for additional certified languages in 2022. Interested candidates are encouraged to check the Exam for Language Access Providers in the California Courts web page and this web page for updates.

Note: All candidates must take and pass the Written Examination prior to registering for the BIE. Previously, the validation period for the Written Examination test scores was four (4) years. The validation period has now been temporarily extended to six years due to the temporary suspension of testing resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates who took the BIE four (4) times and did not pass are still required to retake the Written Examination.