CCHI established specific certification renewal requirements in order to assure that certified interpreters keep abreast of the profession’s development and, at a minimum, maintain their skills at the level achieved at certification. CCHI acknowledges that technological and logistical changes within the healthcare interpreter profession occur at a steady pace. At the same time, interpreting skills require continuous practice to be maintained at an adequate level. In order to determine the optimal length for the certification validity, CCHI Commissioners have considered several factors:
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Have 40 hours of work experience as a medical interpreter, within a four-year renewal cycle.
Complete 32 hours of CE in healthcare interpreting, with a minimum of 4 CE hours in performance based training every four-year cycle.