All fees are subject to change without notice. The following fees are in effect as of July 10, 2022.

  • Initial fee – $231.00 (includes non-refundable $40 application fee and $191* fee for the CoreCHI™ examination)
  • CoreCHI™ examination retake fee – $191*
  • ETOE™ examination fee (for current CoreCHI certificants) – $229** + 
    • Additional incentive: $100 voucher off the first renewal fee (for those who pass)
  • CHI™ examination fee – $302*
  • Certification Renewal fee – $300 (non-refundable$20 late fee added if you submit your application after the expiration date)

Special fees for candidates seeking the new CoreCHI-P certification who are not CoreCHI certificants yet:

  • Refund of the $40 application fee*** to those who submit their applications after 1/1/23 and take the ETOE™ exam between March 14-April 12, 2023. The refunds will be processed between April 13-22, 2023.
  • ETOE™ examination fee – $229**
  • Additional incentive: $100 voucher off the first renewal fee (for those who pass)

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. For CHI candidates: if you do not pass the bilingual performance CHI exam within 12 months of passing the CoreCHI exam, you will have to re-take the CoreCHI exam and pay that exam fee again.

** This is a deeply discounted introductory fee in effect for the March 14-April 12, 2023 testing window. It is for one (1) test administration only. After the first testing window of March 14-April 12, 2023, the fee will increase.

*** Only those applicants who have paid the application fee will qualify for the refund. Applicants whose application fee was already waived (e.g., scholarship recipients or those who received the #addCCHI discount) will not get this additional refund.

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 $150 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 ($191 or $302 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™or ETOE™ 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 – $40.
    • 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.

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