CCHI administers the national Continuing Education Accreditation Program (CEAP) to allow training providers to accredit their continuing education programs (courses), as well as to accredit conferences and other events organized by interpreter and translator associations.
Please check the end date of your active certification. Your certification Is valid for 4 years from the date of award (which is the date of passing your relevant exam). Your certification renewal certificate is emailed to you within 4-6 weeks of the end date of your active certification. So even if you renewed the certification ahead of time, the certificate will be emailed only after the current certification expires. If you need an official proof of maintaining your certification while you are waiting for the certificate, please download a pdf file from the online National Interpreter Registry. Search by your name, and in the results area, click on the down arrow on the far right, to view and download the proof of your certification status.
Yes, you may purchase a CCHI photo ID badge verifying your certification. Click here for details.
Your certificate is emailed to you within 2 weeks of receiving the official passing score. The certificate is a pdf attachment to an email that will come from our vendor BrightDoc (email@example.com). If you do not receive the certificate within 2 weeks of your getting your official score, contact us at apply@CCHIcertification.org.
Your certification renewal certificate is emailed to you within 4-6 weeks of the end date of your active certification, as long as you received our confirmation that your renewal application has been approved.
Certificants who are trainers/instructors must provide the following types of documentation as proof of CE.
1. Proof of training delivery – any publicity material (flyer, ad, brochure, conference schedule, etc.) about their training which lists the following information:
2. Proof of training experience (e.g., Curriculum Vitae, personal or advisor’s attestation) specifying delivery of any combination of academic and non-academic (conferences, workshops, in-service).
CCHI accepts CE topics that are beyond-beginner level of complexity AND address the essential body of knowledge that serves as the context for the healthcare interpreting profession and align with one or more of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for competent performance of the job of the healthcare interpreter.
For the list of specific accepted categories and topics, go to our Renewal Process webpage and click at the corresponding bar.
Non-instructional CE activities are defined as “activities that support the healthcare interpreting profession though volunteerism, leadership and research.”
CCHI certificants are allowed, as an option, to submit non-instructional CE equal to up to 4 hours (points) per each two-year cycle towards their certification renewal requirements.
For more details, go to our Renewal Process webpage and click at the corresponding bar.
Performance based (PB) training is training aimed to improve the healthcare interpreter’s skills in the three interpreting modes – consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation. For more info, go to our Renewal Process webpage.
CCHI will accept all CE courses that meet CCHI’s requirements for continuing education as described at our Renewal Process webpage as long as sufficient information for the evaluation is provided by the certificant. It is the responsibility of the certificant to provide information about a CE course that is sufficient for CCHI to make an evaluation as to whether the course meets CCHI’s CE requirements. The information needed for the evaluation may include, but is not limited to, the course description, agenda, syllabus, student handouts, etc. This information may be required in addition to the document verifying the certificant’s completion of the course (i.e. certificate of attendance/completion, badge, etc.), especially if the title of the course does not indicate a specific subject matter or the level of complexity (i.e. continuing education vs. beginner-level/basic training).
More information is at the Renewal Process webpage.