CCHI is proud to keep the cost of the medical interpreter certification affordable. We review the fee structure annually, yet our fees have not changed since 2010.

All fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Initial fee – $210.00 (includes non-refundable $35 application fee and $175* fee for the CoreCHI™ examination)
  • CoreCHI™ examination retake fee – $175*
  • CHI™ examination fee – $275*
  • Certification Renewal fee – $285** (non-refundable$20 late fee added if your submit your application after the expiration date)

Click on the corresponding “blue bars” below to view our Rescheduling/Cancellation Fees and the Refund Policy (if you qualify for a refund, the refund processing fee is $12).

Click here about our special discount for candidates who have a certification from another interpreter certification entity or from ATA.

*All exam fees are for one (1) test administration only. Any exam fee will expire after one year if the exam has not been taken.

** In April 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCHI temporarily reduced the certification renewal fee by 20% from the original $300 fee. This fee of $240 is in effect until June 30, 2021. As of July 1, 2021, the renewal fee is $285.

CCHI reserves the right to change any fee at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice.

  • Rescheduling/Cancellation Fees

    • If you want to reschedule/cancel your exam more than 30 (thirty) full calendar days before the exam date, there is no additional fee.
    • If you want to reschedule/cancel your exam within 6-30 days before the exam date, you must pay Prometric the $25 reschedule/cancellation fee. The fee is paid online via Prometric’s scheduling webpage (
    • If you want to cancel/reschedule your already scheduled exam less than 5 calendar days before the exam date (i.e. 1-5 days before the exam date), you, FIRST, must contact CCHI and pay the $130 reschedule/cancellation fee.
    • If you don’t show up for the scheduled exam, OR if you are more than 10 minutes late, your exam fee is forfeited, and you’ll have to contact CCHI and pay again the full exam fee ($175 or $275 depending on which exam you missed).
  • Refund Policy

    All applicants and candidates seeking CCHI’s certification and CCHI certificants must comply with this Refund Policy. Submitting an application online constitutes understanding of and agreement to follow this Policy.

    1.       Examination Fees

    You may receive an exam fee refund ONLY IF your eligibility to take the corresponding exam has not expired, AND:

    • you have not scheduled your exam appointment yet, OR
    • if you have cancelled your exam appointment with Prometric, CCHI’s testing vendor. (Please be aware a $25 cancellation/rescheduling fee paid to Prometric will not be refunded.)

    After you have taken the examination, OR if you missed your exam appointment, NO refunds will be granted.

    Requests for a refund must be received prior to the end of your exam eligibility period:

    • For the CoreCHI™ exam – 6 (six) months from the date of the application approval;
    • For a CHI™ exam – 12 (twelve) months from the date of passing the CoreCHI exam.

    CCHI does not grant refunds after that date (i.e., after the end of your eligibility).

    CCHI charges a processing fee of $12 on all refunds. This amount is subject to change without notice.

    To request a refund, you must contact CCHI via email at

    To apply for a future exam after cancelling and receiving a refund, you must pay full costs.


    2.       Application Fees

    Application fees are non-refundable.

    CCHI does NOT refund the following processing fees for:

    • Initial application – $35.
    • Renewal application – $300.


    Reversing transaction charges in connection with payment of these fees without requesting a refund constitutes non-compliance with this policy and may incur disciplinary actions.

Subscribe and be the first to know.