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)  

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

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


Legal License

General License

Provisional License