National Associations

The American Translators Association (ATA) – offers a generalist translation certification in various languages.

National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators (NAJIT) – the national association promotes the highest professional standards in the field of legal interpreting and translation.

Resources for Interpreters

Court Interpreter Certification

Arizona Court Interpreter Credentialing Program (ACICP)

Medical/Healthcare Interpreter Certification

College Programs for court and medical interpreters and translators

  • Pima Community College – this is an Associate of Applied Arts in interpretation and translation studies for Spanish speakers.
  • Estrella Mountain Community College – a 24-week program in medical interpreting for Spanish and English speakers. The SWSC at EMCC is the only testing center in Arizona to offer the national oral certification exam for Healthcare Interpreters through the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).
  • SBA program (Phoenix Children’s Hospital) – The Spanish Bilingual Assistant is an 80-hour program for Spanish and English speakers wishing to become Spanish Medical Interpreters.

Legal glossaries and dictionaries


English glossary from the National Center for State Courts – This is a language neutral glossary that can be translated individually into any language. This is good practice for those interested in increasing their court vocabulary.


Spanish glossary from AOC – This is a compilation of legal terminology translated by the Administrative Office of the Courts staff in Trenton, NJ.


Mandarin glossary of court & justice system terms – List of terms translated from the AOC.