Interpreters: Join the CLI Team!

Certified Languages International (CLI) prides itself on offering only the best interpreters in the industry. We are always seeking to contract with experienced linguists to provide interpreting services from home. These independent contract positions offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay, and the opportunity to help Limited English Proficient 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 also 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 and exciting career in the world of language services? We invite you to submit your resume!

Language Needs

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

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.


I have worked as an over-the-phone interpreter for several years; the position allows me to assist those that would otherwise not be able to communicate. In my capacity as a medical OPI, I help patients convey their symptoms to doctors, help doctors diagnose and treat patients, and convey the needs of parents who are in the ER with sick children and could not otherwise explain why they are there. Some calls are incredibly challenging, and some are funny and sweet, but at the end of my shift, I know for a fact I made a difference.

Spanish Interpreter


At CLI, interpreters are always on hand and are extremely professional in all aspects. Working with CLI has always been a spectacular experience. Having been involved with CLI for so many years, I can say that CLI is one of the best organizations to work for. The accuracy, attention to detail, and responsiveness of everyone involved is always top-notch. I have never seen such an efficient organization that always strives to enhance performance from its interpreters and everyone involved without any stress, pressure, or prejudice. CLI interpreters always strive to excel. It is my proud privilege to be a part of CLI and I look forward to working with CLI on each and every endeavor going forward in the future.

Gujarati & Hindi Interpreter


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


OPI seems to be a natural extension of my previous language teaching career. In both you have to be constantly on your toes, able to react fast, expect the unexpected, act with sensitivity towards people from all backgrounds, have almost magical listening skills in many dialects and accents, and hear between the lines. I have a job where I get paid to have my brain on “ready, set, go” 24/7 and I love it!

Czech & Slovak 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

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Interpreter FAQs

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.

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.).

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.

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.

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.