Archive for October, 2023

CCHI needs help with CHI-Spanish test development

We are calling for volunteers to become our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for the Standard Setting project of the CHI™-Spanish exam! Please fill out the SME application and submit it by October 31, 2023.

CCHI regularly updates the content of its exams and conducts studies on setting the passing standards for the new exam forms. It is time to set a passing standard for the new forms of the oral performance CHI™-Spanish exam. We are looking for volunteer SMEs who will work remotely from November 10 until December 8, 2023.

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • are practicing Spanish healthcare interpreters with the active CHI™ certification
  • may also be managers (but are still practicing interpreters)
  • are not trainers of introductory interpreter courses (but may be trainers of continuing education courses)

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 6 hours of independent work:


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

  • November 21, 2023 (Tuesday) at 5:30-9:30 pm ET/ 4:30-8:30 pm CT/ 2:30-6:30 pm PT
  • November 28, 2023 (Tuesday) at 4:30-8:30 pm ET/ 3:30-7:30 pm CT/ 1:30-5:30 pm PT
  • December 2, 2023 (Saturday) at 10:30 am – 2:30 pm ET/ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm CT/ 7:30-11:30 am PT

2. Be able to complete self-paced online assignments within these dates:

  •     between November 11-20, 2023, approximately 3 hours
  •     between November 28-30, 2023, approx. 3 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).

Click here to download CCHI’s SME Application in MS Word format. Please fill it out completely, and to submit, email the application AND your current full resume to by October 31, 2023.

This is a volunteer project. CCHI will not pay any honorarium for participation in this project. However, CCHI will grant 6 PB (performance-based) 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.

You will be notified if you are selected to participate in this project by November 8, 2023.

Thank you for your interest and support!

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