Court Interpreter Certificate of Proficiency (CICP)

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The Court Interpreter Certificate of Proficiency (CICP) is an interpreting performance test developed by NCI. The CICP assesses candidate performance in the three modes of interpreting. All scenarios are based on authentic court documents that reflect the complexity of cases routinely encountered in state court. The test is structured as follows:

Section Time Allotted
Consecutive: direct examination of a witness (S<>E, E<>S) 6 Minutes
Sight Translation: police report or other legal document (S<>E, E<>S) 8 Minutes
Simultaneous: opening statement or closing argument (E>S) 5 Minutes
Test Instruction Time 5 Minutes
Total 24 Minutes

Please see the CICP Candidate Handbook for more information.