Administration of the Written Examination – Closed December 1, 2022

Registration is closed for the Written Examination starting December 1, 2022, until further notice. Interested candidates are encouraged to check the Prometric web page for the latest updates.

 

Registration

The Written Examination will be administered at various Prometric test center locations throughout California.

New Candidates

Create a Prometric account and obtain a Prometric ID number by following these steps: 

  1. To create an account, click on the “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” button located to the left of your screen below the heading, “First Time Test Takers.” If using a mobile device, click on the “First Time Test Takers” heading and then click on the “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” button.
  2. Contact Prometric at 1-866-241-3118, option #2, Monday–Friday, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PST) to confirm the Prometric account has been successfully created and to obtain a Prometric ID number. Prometric ID numbers can only be provided by phone.
  3. Click on the “Log Into Account” button to log in to your Prometric account using your Prometric ID number. Select the Written Examination. Verify at check-out that the registration information is accurate and issue payment. The registration system accepts debit and credit cards. The fee is $134.93 for the Written Examination. 
  4. Click on the “SCHEDULE” button, which is located next to the name of your examination. Select your state. Proceed to schedule your exam. Please note that your eligibility ID is the same as your Prometric ID. Your Prometric ID begins with 890 and it should consist of 9 digits. Follow instructions on the screen to complete the scheduling of your examination.

Returning Candidates

  1. To log into your account, click the “LOG INTO ACCOUNT button located to the left of your screen below the heading, “Returning Test Takers.” If using a mobile device, click the “Returning Test Takers” heading and then click the “LOG INTO ACCOUNT” button.
  2. Log in to your Prometric account using your Prometric ID number. Select the Written Examination. Verify at check-out that the registration information is accurate and issue payment. The registration system accepts debit and credit cards. The fee is $134.93 for the Written Examination.
  3. Click on the “SCHEDULE” button, which is located next to the name of your examination.  Select your state. Proceed to schedule your exam. Please note that your eligibility ID is the same as your Prometric ID. Your Prometric ID begins with an 890 and it consists of 9 digits. Follow instructions on the screen to complete the scheduling of your examination.

Need assistance registering for the Written Examination? Please contact Prometric at (866) 241-3118, option 2, Monday – Friday, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PST).

 

If you are having trouble logging into your account, including password resets, please contact technical support at 1-800-789-9947.

 

Validation Period for Written Examination Scores Temporarily Extended

Due to the 2020 suspension of the administration of the Written Examination as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court Interpreters Program temporarily extended the validation period for Written Examination test scores from four (4) years to six (6) years effective 2021. Candidates who have passing Written Examination scores within six (6) years of 2021 are now eligible to take the Bilingual Interpreting Examination (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. 

For important information concerning the Written Examination, candidates are strongly encouraged to review the Candidate Information Bulletin.

 

Health and Safety Protocols

The administration of this examination will adhere to federal, state, and local health and safety requirements. For the latest health and safety information, click here.

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