CCHI accepts CE topics that are beyond-beginner level of complexity AND address the essential body of knowledge that serves as the context for the healthcare interpreting profession and align with one or more of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for competent performance of the job of the healthcare interpreter.
By “continuing education (CE),” we mean learning in an instructor-led environment, including online self-paced modules. The following activities are not accepted as CE by CCHI:
The continuing education requirement is 32 actual hours (classroom or contact) during the four-year period for which the individual’s certification is valid. To ensure that certificants pursue continuing education in a consistent manner and with the goal to maintain or improve their job performance, the following conditions must be met regarding these 32 CE hours:
CCHI defines performance based (PB) training as training aimed to improve the healthcare interpreter’s skills in the three interpreting modes – consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation. PB courses must include instructor-led practice in those modes of interpreting (in-person or online). Ethics or terminology-only courses are not considered PB in this context.
CCHI acknowledges that interpreting skills require continuous practice to be maintained at an adequate level. Therefore, each certificant is required to obtain a minimum of 4 (four) CE hours in any performance based (skill-building) training every four years.
Performance Based Training:
The following topics (the headings are the domains titles on the certification exams) are suggestions of educational opportunities that are applicable toward continuing education. Any subjects that do not fall into the recommended categories below will need to be evaluated by CCHI to determine relevancy for continued professionalism and growth for a certified healthcare interpreter.
CCHI is unable to answer questions about specific training activities before you submit your renewal application. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as you are ready, and we will correspond with you about your activities after your renewal application is submitted.