The Continuing Education Accreditation Program (CEAP), developed and managed by CCHI, is open to all training providers who offer courses or instruction which is beyond a beginner-level difficulty and aligns with any or all of the knowledge domains which define the job of a healthcare interpreter. Most training providers attracted to the CEAP process actively seek healthcare interpreters as students for their courses.
Training providers as well as creators and owners of courses for healthcare interpreters go through the CEAP to achieve continuing education units or credits which they can provide to healthcare interpreters and others who complete their courses. It is that “pre-approved for CE units” status that attracts more certified and credentialed healthcare interpreters to take courses from certain training providers. The CEAP reviews and accredits courses which may appeal to other healthcare professions and other certification program requirements which include knowledge, skills and abilities normally associated with healthcare interpreters.
CCHI accredited continuing education programs are a select community of organizations and individuals that share a commitment to educational rigor, excellence and integrity.
- Accreditation shows you promote the highest professional standards for healthcare interpreters.
- Accreditation increases a program’s credibility and shows the program means business. Healthcare interpreters trust accredited programs to provide high quality continuing education.
- Accreditation gives training providers a competitive edge. A program’s reputation benefits from affiliation with CCHI. Healthcare interpreters need continuing education hours to maintain their CCHI credentials and they seek out organizations that can offer pre-approved programs.
- Accreditation strengthens a program’s capabilities. The accreditation process is guided by the skills and knowledge needed by healthcare interpreters. Programs benefit from ensuring that the program addresses the skills needed on the job.
- Accreditation increases a program’s visibility. Programs are authorized to use CCHI’s accreditation logo in promotional materials and are listed in CCHI’s national training provider registry.