Court Interpreter Training Institute

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Online, e-learning, or distance learning

When offered

Daytime Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Language Interpretation and Translation. 160103


A. Course Objective:
Intensive online program providing 120 hours of instruction on court interpretation procedures, ethics and methods. Attend lectures on subject areas such as legal procedures, ethics and protocol, drug and weaponry terminology, forensics and others. Receive intensive lab practice and feedback in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and sight translation.
Work individually and in small groups to develop note-taking, memory, and self-instruction techniques.
Instructors are all federally certified court interpreters.
Competencies to be achieved:
Participants typically see a 30 to 40% increase in skills levels at the end of the training.
B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
Fundamentals of Court Interpretation: Theory, Policy, and Practice (recommended, not required)
D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
Interpreting Lab Scripts (provided)
Lecture Handouts (provided)
Note-taking material (not provided)
Audio recording device (not provided)
Desktop/Laptop Computer (not provided)
Headset with microphone (not provided)
E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Paul Gatto
Phone number: 520-621-3615
F. Direct Website link to the program:
G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:
See for Arizona’s requirements.
Other requirements needed:
See for Arizona’s requirements.

H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):
The $50 application fee and the $295 tuition deposit fee are non-refundable. Participants who must withdraw may request a 90% refund of tuition (minus the $50 application fee and the $295 tuition deposit) up until 2 weeks prior to the start date. Cancellations up until the close of the business day prior to the first day of training may receive a 50% refund of tuition paid (minus the $50 application fee and the $295 tuition deposit).
I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: No
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:
• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes.
Career Pathway: The CITI is not a required credential, but is consistent with state court interpreter certification and federal court interpreter certification.
• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes.
The CITI is widely recognized in the interpreting industry as a high quality interpreter training program.
• Accredited Curriculum:
(This is referring to the course being accredited,
not the test or school)
Yes or No: No
Accrediting Agency and link to website:
J. Credential Attainment Rate:
Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.
100% of CITI students complete the CITI.
Many CITI graduates go on to attain state court certification and/or federal court certification.
Others choose to work as uncertified independent contractors in other areas, such as quasi-legal or conference interpreting, or use their interpreting skills as part of another job.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



UA National Center for Interpretation

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Tucson, Arizona

Local WIB

6 - Pima County Workforce Investment Board

Type of Attainment:


Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

Please see program synopsis.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$150.00 Fundamentals of Court Interpretation: Theory, Prac

In-State/District Tuition

$2,595.00 Total tuition costs

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$2,595.00 Total tuition costs

Registration Fee


Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$40.00 paper, pens, recording device

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

27-3091.00Interpreters and Translators
$12.19 per hour
Required Certification: none in Arizona

Provider Status



1717 E. Speedway Blvd #3208, Tucson, Arizona 85721

Phone Number

(520) 621-3615

Web Address

Last Updated

Jun 23, 2022


Jun 19, 2015


Apr 19, 2022