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Interpreters: Join the CLI Team!

Certified Languages International prides itself on offering only the best interpreters in the industry. We are always seeking to contract with experienced interpreters to provide services from home. These independent contract positions offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay, and the opportunity to help diverse, multilingual communities.


If you live in the U.S., fluently speak English and other languages, have proven interpreting experience, and are committed to providing excellent customer service, you might be qualified to join our interpreting team. Qualified candidates must also have access to a dedicated landline telephone.

CLI prioritizes contracting with interpreters who have completed professional interpreter training programs and who hold national certifications through organizations that include:

  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
  • National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)
  • Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Court interpreter certification programs

Interested in joining a dynamic career in the world of language services? We invite you to submit your résumé! 

Language Needs

CLI’s language needs change frequently and we are on the lookout for highly qualified candidates on an ongoing basis, so we encourage all experienced interpreters to submit a résumé.

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Interpreter Testimonials

CLI works hard to foster a supportive, rewarding, and enjoyable community for our interpreters. Here is what a few of them have to say about working with us.|

Limited English proficiency impacts health disparities through access, understanding, care planning, outcomes, safety, satisfaction, and health literacy. As an international medical graduate, I find over-the-phone interpretation to be just like medicine — ever-changing and challenging, with a team of top professionals behind me 24/7/365 to ensure that my linguistic skills will be beneficial for our clients. When you factor in human customer service representatives, steady call volume, and timely payments, CLI was the logical choice.

Dr. Slobodan
Serbian, Bosnian & Croatian interpreter

I love working with CLI due to its variety of clients, but what I love the most of CLI is its human touch.

Spanish interpreter

After seven years, I can say CLI is a great place to work because of the professionalism and teamwork that is displayed every day, and the good customer service skills, which are necessary for bridging the cultural and language barriers in medical, legal, and all other areas of interpreting.

Somali interpreter

It has been a very rewarding experience working with CLI over the last 2 years. This company provides a friendly environment with a high level of professionalism and working time flexibility.

Arabic interpreter

Interpreter FAQs

How do you pay your interpreters?

We pay for actual time spent interpreting (per minute). Your recruiter will cover the specifics of compensation with you during the recruitment process.

What types of companies do you provide interpreting services for?

CLI’s clients span across all industries, including medical/healthcare, financial/banking, insurance, call centers, retail, customer service, travel/tourism/hospitality, telecommunications, utilities, education, government, and courts/legal systems.

What kind of support will I have while I’m working with CLI?

You will have direct access to quality assurance supervisors around the clock for any questions you might have, and our Interpreter Services team remains in regular communication with you throughout your time working with us to provide support, resources, and information.

I don’t have a landline telephone. Can I use my cell phone?

No, cell phones are unreliable for security and sound quality reasons — a basic landline telephone is an industry requirement. However, added features are not necessary (no long distance, call waiting/forwarding, etc.).

I do not live in the United States. Can I provide interpreting services from overseas for your company?

No, you must live in the United States or Canada.