Archive for July, 2022

CCHI is looking for certified interpreters to volunteer for the JTA Test Blueprint Panel

We are calling for volunteers to participate in the Job Task Analysis (JTA) Test Blueprint Panel. Under the guidance of CCHI’s testing vendor, the panel will review the results of the 2022 JTA survey and validate the blueprints of the CCHI certification exams. The work will take place on August 27-28 via Zoom (see details below). Please fill out the application linked below (for the Position, check “Other” and enter “JTA panel”) and submit it by July 31, 2022.

We are looking for volunteer Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who will work remotely August 15 through September 15, 2022. CCHI will provide all the necessary orientation and training via online collaboration tools. All tasks will also be performed remotely via video conference calls and other online applications. Please read about the commitment below so that you understand the scope of work.

Who should apply?

Our goal is to convene a diverse panel of SMEs, certified CoreCHI™ and CHI™ interpreters, who represent healthcare interpreters in the U.S. in a comprehensive manner. We are looking for volunteers – practicing interpreters who have CoreCHI™ or CHI™ certification (this requirement is mandatory) – who:

  • have various years of experience – from 0 to 10+
  • work in different modalities and different healthcare settings
  • represent different regional varieties of their LOTE (Language Other Than English)
  • may also be managers  or trainers (with previous practicing interpreter experience)

What are your commitments (if selected)?

  • Sign CCHI’s Confidentiality and Content Security Agreements. (Review our SME Participation Policies prior to applying.)
  • 12 hours of live participation over 2 meetings and 4 hours of independent work:

1. Be able to complete a self-paced online orientation module between August 15-25, 2022, which would require approximately 2 hours of time.

2. Be available for the 2 (two) Zoom video conference meetings, of 6-hour duration each at 11 am – 5:30 pm Eastern Time (adjust for your time zone; each day there will be a 30-min lunch break  and 2 short breaks), on August 27 and 28, 2022 (Saturday and Sunday).

3. Be available for follow-up assignments between August 29 and September 15, which would require up to 2 hours of your time.

Please apply only if you are available during the above times for both of these 2 dates (i.e., 12 hours of total time).

This is a volunteer project. CCHI will not pay any honorarium for participation in this project. However, CCHI will grant 4 PB CE instructional and 2 CE non-instructional hours for participation, and issue a voucher of $150 value that can be applied towards the certification renewal fee.

How to apply?

Click here to download CCHI’s SME Application in MS Word format.

Please fill it out completely (for the Position, check “Other” and enter “JTA panel”), and to submit, email the application AND your current full resume, to by 07/31/22. Only electronically submitted, complete applications will be considered.

If you have any questions about this project or about the SME application, contact us at

You will be notified if you are selected to participate in this project by August 12, 2022.

Thank you for your interest and support!

CCHI opens nominations for 3 Commissioner positions

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters is opening nominations for the three Commissioner positions for the term from October 2022 to October 2025.

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 (keep in mind that we continue with virtual Commissioner meetings at this time) 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 to download as a pdf file OR as  a MS Word file) as an attachment via email with the subject “CCHI Commissioner nomination” by 8:00 p.m. EDT on August 1, 2022 to:

Spring 2022 Discover HCI Scholarship Awards

July 15, 2022

Washington, DC
Columbia, MD

Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC)

We are delighted to announce five recipients of the 2022 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. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC) and Marjory Bancroft, personally, for the contribution to our 2022 Spring scholarship.

Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC) is the only national on-site and online training organization for medical and community interpreting, with more than 380 licensed trainers in 43 U.S. states, Washington, DC, Guam, and six other countries. CCC provides training, consulting, and curriculum development, including training of trainer (TOT) programs. Our courses train bilingual staff as well as freelance interpreters. Our core program, The Community Interpreter®, is a 40-hr certificate foundation program for medical, educational, and/or social services interpreters. Under our imprint, Culture & Language Press, we publish interpreting textbooks, workbooks and trainer’s guides sold in more than 30 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Our online training platform, Blue Horizon, provides self-paced and live online programs in medical, community and legal interpreting.

The Spring 2022 recipients of the “Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship, sponsored by Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC), are:

1. Eunjung Han (Korean, CO)
2. Geraldine (Geri) Hernandez (Navajo, AZ)
3. Zakia Siddiqi (Pashto, Dari, WA)
4. Chau Minh Trang Tran (Vietnamese, MD)
5. Mohammad Haroon Walizada (Dari, Pashto, WA)

CCHI and Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC) 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
Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC)

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