Arrange an Interpreter

Interpreters make sure people who have difficulty understanding or speaking English or deaf and hard of hearing persons can understand court proceedings, and that those present in court can understand testimony that is given.

The court provides interpreters for:

  • All criminal proceedings
  • Family proceedings  in provincial court
  • Traffic court and Municipal bylaw proceedings

The court also provides visual language interpreters (American Sign Language) and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation - captioning services) for any court proceeding.

If you need an interpreter, please advise the registry as soon as possible.

You must provide your own interpreter for any other court related activities. Get help finding an interpreter:

Become a Court Interpreter

To be considered as a court interpreter, you will need to complete the Court Services Branch (CSB) Court Interpreter Application package.

The Court Interpreter Application package and / or questions can be sent to the Court Interpreter Program Lead at AskCIP@gov.bc.ca.

Interpreter Resources

The following information is available for CSB Court Interpreters

If you have questions or need to contact CSB, please email AskCIP@gov.bc.ca.