Archive for April, 2023

CCHI is looking for certified interpreters to volunteer for the ETOE Exam Standard Setting Project

We are calling for volunteers to participate in the ETOE™ exam Standard Setting study. Under the guidance of CCHI’s testing vendor, the panel validate the ETOE™ certification exam by performing a standard setting. The work will take place between April 22-May 18 via Zoom (see details below). Please fill out the application linked below (for the Position, check “Other” and enter “ETOE”) and submit it by April 18, 2023.

We are looking for volunteer Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who will work remotely April 22 through May 18, 2023. 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, mostly CoreCHI™ and some CHI™ certified interpreters, who represent healthcare interpreters 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 (but are still practicing interpreters)
  • are not trainers of introductory interpreter courses (but may be trainers of continuing education courses)
  • AND who did not take the ETOE™ exam in the March-April testing window

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 3 meetings and 7 hours of independent work:

1. Be available for the 3 (three) Zoom video conference meetings, of 4-hour duration each, on

  • May 6, 2023 (Saturday) at 10:30 am – 2:30 pm ET/ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm CT/ 7:30 – 11:30 am PT
  • May 11, 2023 (Thursday) at 4:30 – 8:30 pm ET/ 3:30 – 7:30 pm CT/ 1:30 – 5:30 pm PT
  • May 18, 2023 (Thursday) at 4:30 – 8:30 pm ET/ 3:30 – 7:30 pm CT/ 1:30 – 5:30 pm PT

2. Be able to complete a self-paced online assignments:

  • between April 22-May 1, 2023, approximately 3 hours
  • between May 3-5, 2023, approx. 2 hours
  • between May 12-14, approx. 2 hours

3. Complete project tasks on a laptop or desktop (PC preferred) accessing our virtual platforms via Chrome browser. (Phones or tablets will not work for this project.)

Please apply only if you are available during the above times for all 3 of the live Zoom meeting dates (i.e., 12 hours of total time).

This is a volunteer project. However, in appreciation of your time and expertise, CCHI will grant 4 PB CE instructional and 2 CE non-instructional hours, 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 “ETOE”), and to submit, email the application AND your current full resume, to by 04/18/23. 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 April 20, 2023.

Thank you for your interest and support!

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