July 19, 2023

CCHI opens nominations for 3 Commission positions

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters is opening nominations for three Commission positions for the three-year term beginning in October 2023:

  • Commissioner – 2 vacancies
  • Commissioner, Public Member – 1 vacancy

Nominees for Commissioner must represent a stakeholder group of the healthcare interpreting profession, healthcare interpreting industry, or field of language access to health care. Before nominating, please review the expectations of the CCHI Commissioner (keep in mind that Commissioner meetings are still virtual at this time) and the criteria for selecting Commissioners. Also, please read the CCHI Policies for Commissioners at http://cchicertification.org/uploads/CCHI_Policies_for_Commissioners.pdf.

Nominations for Public Member must adhere to NCCA Standards, which are as follows: The public or consumer member preferably should be a consumer or potential consumer of the certificants’ skills or services. This individual may be a member of a community of patients with LEP or have experience in the field of advocacy for language access for patients with LEP. The individual who is a public member may NOT be any of the following:

  • A current or previous member of the profession, occupation, role, or specialty area encompassed by the certification program;
  • A supervisor, manager, direct co-worker, or an employee or subordinate of individuals in the profession encompassed by the certification program;
  • An employee of an individual certified by the certification program or of an employer of individuals in the profession encompassed by the certification program;
  • A person who currently receives or within the last five years has received income from the profession encompassed by the certification program.

You may nominate yourself or someone else. If you nominate someone, prior to submission of the nomination, that individual must agree to the nomination and to serve for a term of three (3) years.

Nominations must be submitted on the Nomination Form (click to download as a PDF file OR as a MS Word file) as an attachment via email with the subject “CCHI Commissioner nomination” by 8:00 p.m. EDT on August 9, 2023 to: solutions@cchicertification.org

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