Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters:
National, Accredited, Inclusive

Get certified with CCHI

The healthcare interpreter’s career path includes attaining a national interpreter certification. Interpreters are essential healthcare workers and an integral part of the patient care team. National certification puts the medical interpreter profession on par with other professions, including other allied healthcare professionals.

CCHI offers an independent, national, comprehensive certification program to medical interpreters of all languages since 2009. Our CoreCHI™ and CHI™-Spanish certifications are accredited by NCCA; these are the only accredited interpreter certifications in the U.S. CCHI is dedicated to supporting professional healthcare interpreters who value the power of education and certification.

To read more about CCHI’s 10 years of certification efforts – click here.

National Survey on Interpreter Training Effectiveness

We are excited to team up with InterpreterEd.com on a research project to understand the effectiveness of interpreter training approaches.

We are asking interpreters of all languages who work in healthcare settings (yes, ASL interpreters, too!) as well as interpreter managers, trainers, etc. to complete this national survey. Please don’t wait! Complete the survey now. The survey takes between 15-35 minutes to complete, depending on your role in the healthcare interpreting field. The survey will close on April 30, 2021.

CCHI certificants can earn 0.5 CE hours (non-instructional) for completing the survey. (To receive this CE certificate, they must provide their email at the end of the survey. The certificates will be emailed by CCHI by May 14, 2021.)

All respondents are eligible to win one of five $50 Amazon gift cards sponsored by InterpreterEd.com.

To complete the survey, click the button below.

  • Coronavirus Resources

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  • CCHI Stakeholders

    We work with all stakeholders: interpreters, healthcare professionals, LSCs, and interpreter educators.

  • National Registry of Certified Interpreters

    This National Certified Interpreter Registry includes CoreCHI™ and CHI™ certification recipients, as well as Candidates, CoreCHI™ Candidates, and CHI™ Candidates. Any “Candidate” status signifies that an interpreter is eligible to take a corresponding exam, but has not taken it yet.

    Click on the download arrow symbol to the very right of the interpreter’s record to see a pdf document with the details about that interpreter’s certification.

  • Critical Incident Reports Repository and Interpreter Rounds

    Medical interpreters, like other members of the patient care team, encounter multiple instances of ethical and professional dilemmas during their day-to-day practice. CCHI is managing this Repository of Critical Incident Reports (CIRs) to offer a mechanism for sharing such instances in a systemic and public manner. We encourage all medical interpreters, managers of language services, and interpreter educators to submit CIRs for public review and consideration.

    CCHI convenes experts in medical interpreting (in the U.S.) to hold national Virtual Interpreter Rounds. Panelists select critical incidents for discussion from this Repository.

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