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).  

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

All meetings times are at 2 p.m. in Phoenix or via ZOOM platform.

Application Submission Cut-off dates for Review of Initial Application only:

Interpreter License Committee (ILC) Review dates:

                              December 29, 2023                                 January 18, 2024
February 22, 2024 March 14, 2024
April 24, 2024 May 15, 2024
June 27, 2024 July 18, 2024
August 29, 2024 September 19, 2024
October 23, 2024 November 13, 2024
December 26, 2024

January 16, 2025


Send Applications To: 

ACDHH Attention: Victoria Vaughn
100 North 15th Ave, Suite 104 
Phoenix, AZ 85007



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