License Initial Applications

Initial Application Forms:

Not licensed in the State of Arizona yet? The forms below are what you need to print and complete to start the process in becoming a Licensed Interpreter.

Please note that the application fee is non-refundable. We only accept money orders, cashier’s checks, personal checks, payable to “Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH)” or cash (in person).

The Governor’s Regulatory Review Council approved changes to the Licensure Rules on June 7, 2016, which are effective as of August 15, 2016. A draft of the rules is available here

Licensure Category Guideline Chart  (guideline on where each category can work or cannot work)  

Suggestion: To fill out form electronically, save the downloaded forms to your computer, open it and fill it out and save.

Make sure your application is complete, filling each field, each box checked off and submit supporting documentations. Any fields or supporting documents can delay your application process. Please read the application carefully. Thank you.




Application Submission Cut-off Dates for Review of Initial Application Only

Please note applications submitted right on the deadline dates must be complete. If you have any questions please contact ACDHH prior to the cut-off dates shown below. Interpreter License Committee (ILC) reviews only initial applications, not renewals.

*dates & times are subject to change without notification

Cut-Off Dates for submission of complete application by:

January 31, 2019

March 28, 2019

May 30, 2019

August 1, 2019

September 26, 2019

November 27, 2019

ILC Application Review Dates: All meeting times are at 2 p.m. and in Phoenix

February 21, 2019

April 18, 2019

June 20, 2019

August 22, 2019 (Tucson)

October 17, 2019

December 19, 2019

New 2019 dates will be posted next month in December. Please check back later.

Send Applications To:
Victoria Vaughn
Interpreter Assessment Coordinator
100 North 15th Ave, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007


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