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Healthcare Interpreters

The CoreCHI™ and CHI™ are the nation's highest certification credentials available to healthcare interpreters


Hospitals &
Healthcare Providers

Healthcare providers choose CCHI certified interpreters - CoreCHI™ and CHI™ - as their preferred means of ensuring language access. Join us and demonstrate your commitment to quality care and patient safety.


Language Service Providers

Healthcare providers depend on you to have trained and qualified interpreters. It is just smart business to validate your hiring practices and training with CCHI credentials.


Training Providers

Healthcare interpreters and providers choose CCHI accredited continuing education programs. CCHI accreditation ensures your program's credibility and visibility.


Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters

Prerequisite Beginner-level Training Programs

The listing of the training opportunities on this page is sponsored by the training providers. CCHI does not accredit, preapprove or endorse beginner-level programs. The listed programs are examples of possible training opportunities that help applicants meet the 40-hour healthcare interpreter training requirement and prepare for the examination(s). Interpreters are cautioned to question the veracity of guarantees of success on examinations as a result of any training.


For the Registry of CCHI Accredited Continuing Education programs, please go to

Online Programs

On-site Programs

  • Berkeley Language Institute’s (BLI) Non- Language Specific Healthcare Interpreting Summer Session (Berkeley, CA): Intensive 44-Hour Non-Language Specific Medical Interpreting Workshop offered by experienced instructors and working certified interpreters. Our courses are designed to prepare those seeking certification in healthcare interpreting and hospital and clinical staff who want to understand the basics in this field. These workshops are meant to increase a healthcare interpreter’s competency by building the vocabulary needed in real-life settings and strengthening sight translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration and pricing information. Early bird pricing is available - Register by June 25th, 2017. Visit our webpage at: or Facebook at
  • Bridging the Gap™ in Kansas City (MO & KS) – 40-hour course in healthcare interpreting, presented by Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) and taught by Raul O. Guerrero at two sites in Kansas City: The Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri and Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, contact Catherine Anderson, Manager of Language and Cultural Services, JVS at 816-471-2808, Ex. 1124 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. -
  • The Community Interpreter® with Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC (MD) - Join us for the first and only national 40-hour certificate program in community interpreting! We cover interpreting in healthcare, educational and social services settings. Our program promotes national ethics and standards of practice in the field and can prepare interpreters to take national medical interpreter certification.
    For more information, please contact Michelle Gallagher, Office Manager, at 410-312-5599 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit our website at:
  • The Community Interpreter - Medical: A Language Neutral Course (OR). This 64 hour course meets the training requirements for healthcare certification in Oregon. It covers 40 hours of skills and ethics (The Community Interpreter®) and 24 hours of Medical Terminology. The Medical Terminology portion has been approved for CE credits by CCHI and IMIA. For more information, visit
  • The Core Medical Interpreter Training Program™ provides students with intensive training to prepare for the challenges within a growing and competitive health care marketplace. This program is offered to bilingual or multilingual individuals, who are either currently working in health care or are interested in obtaining an entry-level credential in the field. The training covers all basic aspects of interpreting in healthcare, including the roles, modes, ethics, and current professional and regulatory guidelines. The only national 60- to 100-hour Basic Medical Interpreter Training Program in compliance with the newly recommended National Training Guidelines and surpassing the requirements for National Certification. Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Read more >>
  • (CA). This Medical Interpreter Training Program is a 40-hour course designed to prepare a bi-cultural and bi-lingual individual for the national certification exams. For more information, visit, call us at 800-673-6923 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Language Initiatives Program at the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY & online) - Medical Interpreter Training (Consecutive and/or Simultaneous), including Dual Role; Preparation Workshops for the CCHI Examinations; an Online Practicum through our Multilingual Virtual Language Lab (VITAL); Interpreter Screening and Evaluation (all trainings include a language specific component). Courses can be held on-site, at the provider facilities or online. For additional information visit us at, and/or contact: Javier González at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Read more...
  • Medical Interpreting Associates LLC (Gainesville, GA) offers a 40-hour non-language-specific training course designed to prepare interpreters for a National Certification exam and prepares bilingual individuals for their role as medical interpreters.
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA) - Spanish Community Interpreting Graduate Certificate, 6 months -
  • Walla Walla Community College (WA) - Spanish Medical Interpreter and Translator Program is a 9-month certificate program for busy, working adults. Starting the Fall of 2015, the SMIT program will begin an enhanced Online Learning model. Read more...
  • West Linguistic Training Group, LLC (Atlanta, GA) - 16-hour Accelerated Medical Interpreter Prep Course for National Certification 

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