July 21, 2021

CCHI is calling for certified interpreters to volunteer to create new content for the certification exams

We are calling for volunteers to participate in creating new items for the CoreCHI™ and CHI™ exams! Please fill out the application below (choose the category you are interested in) and submit it by August 16, 2021.

We are looking for volunteer Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who will work remotely from September 1 through December 20, 2021. CCHI will provide all the necessary orientation and training via video conference calls and online collaboration tools. All tasks will also be performed via remote tools.

We will select 4 groups of SMEs, each consisting of 12-20 SMEs:

  1. item writers for the CoreCHI™ exam
  2. item writers for the CHI™ exam (content in English)
  3. item reviewers for the CoreCHI™ exam
  4. item reviewers for the CHI™ exam

Groups 1-2 will work in September-October, and Groups 3-4 will work in November-December.

Who should apply?

Our goal is to convene a diverse panel of SMEs, certified CoreCHI™ and CHI™ interpreters, who represent healthcare interpreters in the U.S. 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 1 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 still practicing interpreters)
  • are not trainers of introductory interpreter courses (but may be trainers of continuing education courses).

What are your commitments (if selected)?

1. Sign CCHI’s Confidentiality and Content Security Agreements. (Review our SME Participation Policies prior to applying.)

2. Be available for 3-4 video conference meetings via GoToMeeting or Zoom:
on Wednesdays or Thursdays – two-hour calls at 7-9 pm ET/ 6-8 pm CT, OR,  for the West coast, 6-8 pm PT (specific dates will be provided after your selection and assignment to a specific group) during September-December 2021.

Please apply only if you are available during the above times on Wednesdays or Thursdays in September-December 2021.

3. Be able to complete independent online assignments which require writing 20-30 questions for the CoreCHI™ exam or 5-10 items for the CHI™ exam.

This is a volunteer project. CCHI will not pay any honorarium for participation in this project. However, CCHI will grant 4 PB CE instructional and 2 CE non-instructional hours for participation.

How to apply?

Click here to download CCHI’s SME Application in MS Word format.

Please fill it out completely (choose the category/exam you are interested in and indicate if you wish to be an item writer or item reviewer), and to submit, email the application AND your current full resume, to [email protected] by 08/16/21. Only electronically submitted, complete applications will be considered.

If you have any questions about this project or about the SME application, contact us at [email protected].

You will be notified if you are selected to participate in this project by August 20, 2021.

Thank you for your interest and support!

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