The Diploma in Police Interpreting (DPI) is a professional qualification for those who work, or would like to work, as interpreters for Police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Level: degree level in terms of language skills required.
The qualification is composed of five units:
The DPI exam can be completed in a wide variety of languages. Contact us for more information.
It is good practice to prepare for a professional qualification by following a course of study. Courses are available from external providers.
An online demo test is available if you are preparing to take the DPI online. This is recommended to familiarise yourself with the exam software in advance.
This YouTube video guide (click the link or the picture below) offers advice on joining the DPI Oral Unit.
This YouTube video guide (click the link or the picture below) offers advice on joining the CIOLQ Online Exam Delivery Platform for written units.
Registration is closed to new entrants, for existing candidates seeking to complete a DPI see key dates links and Register tab for more information.
To register for an exam two sets of fees are payable - Exam Fees plus mandatory CIOLQ Virtual Centre Enrolment Fees which cover the cost of invigilation and online assessement.
|Unit 01 Interpret consecutively two-way in a police context and
take a police statement
Unit 02 Interpret simultaneously–from English in a
Unit 03 Provide a sight translation from English in a police
Unit 05 Translate from English in a police context
Full exam registration (all five units)
*Exam Fees are capped at £675; if the total cost of the units you are sitting exceeds this amount, the maximum Exam Fee is still £675.
Full CIOLQ Virtual Centre Enrolment Fee (all five units): £180*
*The CIOLQ Virtual Centre Enrolment Fee is capped at £180, if candidates are taking 3 units or more.
For more information, please check our Exam Fees, Invoicing and Billing Policy on our Policies page.