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.

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)


Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.

We accept credit card and e-check (ACH) payments online.

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*Note: After you click submit at the end of application, you will have an opportunity to pay online or pay later. If paying later, you need to submit payment immediately via mail following submission of online application. For mail payments, We only accept money orders, cashier’s checks, personal check, payable to “Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH)” or cash (in person).  (CASH payment in-person option not available due to COVID-19 currently)

Credit Cards issued by a foreign bank or entity are not an acceptable form of payment due to the system’s inability to confirm security measures. As an alternative, please use a secured or prepaid Credit Card issued by a US entity or bank.

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:

  • December 17, 2020
  • January 28, 2021
  • March 25, 2021
  • May 27, 2021
  • July 29, 2021
  • September 30, 2021
  • November 24, 2021

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

  • January 7, 2021
  • February 18, 2021
  • April 15, 2021
  • June 17, 2021
  • August 19, 2021
  • October 21, 2021
  • December 16, 2021

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



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Provisional License