Archive for July, 2018

CCHI opens nominations for 2 Commissioner positions

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters is opening nominations for the two Commissioner positions for the term from October 25, 2018 to October 24, 2021.

Nominees must represent a stakeholder group of the healthcare interpreting profession, healthcare interpreting industry, or field of language access to health care.

Before nominating, please review the expectations of the CCHI Commissioner and the criteria for selecting Commissioners. Also please read CCHI Policies for Commissioners at

You may nominate yourself or someone else. If you nominate someone, prior to submission of the nomination, that individual must agree to the nomination and to serve for a term of three (3) years.

Nominations must be submitted on the Nomination Form (click here to download) as an attachment via email with the subject “CCHI Commissioner nomination” by 8:00 p.m. EDT on August 18, 2018 to:

Spring 2018 Discover HCI Scholarship Awards

July 15, 2018

Washington, DC
Vienna, VA
Minneapolis, MN

Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
Liberty Language Services
Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association (UMTIA)


Today, in celebration of our 9th anniversary, we announce five recipients of 2018 Spring cycle of the “Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship. This scholarship supports certification of interpreters of languages for which only the CoreCHI™ certification is currently available, including refugee languages and languages of lesser diffusion. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Liberty Language Services and the Board of UMTIA for the contribution to our scholarship.

Liberty Language Services is a language services agency providing Your Total Language Solution— language access services to hospital systems, medical offices, legal firms, courts, public schools, state and local government agencies, universities, private companies and more. Core capabilities include on-site, face-to-face interpreting services, over the phone interpreting, video remote interpreting, and interpreter training. Liberty Language Services also offers other language services such as written translation, and American Sign Language (ASL) services. The company prides itself on offering unparalleled and quality services, by professionally trained interpreters and translators, at an affordable cost, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association (UMTIA) is a chapter of the American Translators Association (ATA) serving the geographic region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. UMTIA’s mission is to offer local educational opportunities for translators and interpreters, and to promote professional discussions and networking.

The Spring 2018 recipients of the “Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship, sponsored by Liberty Language Services and UMTIA, are:

1) Dhungana, Bhim P. (Nepali; OH)
2) Farah, Said M. (Somali; MN)
3) LeVering, Maria (Russian; UT)
4) Matos Leslie, Maria Celia (Portuguese, KS)
5) Prasad, Jay Sh. (Nepali; TX)

CCHI, Liberty Language Services, and UMTIA commend the achievements and the commitment to professional success of the scholarship winners. We wish them the best of luck on their testing and certification journey.

CCHI Commissioners and staff
Liberty Language Services management and staff


Information about the scholarship is available here.

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