The Commissioners have updated CCHI’s eligibility requirement related to language proficiency in the Language Other Than English (LOTE) based on the results of the national survey “Language Proficiency for Interpreters (LPI)” conducted by CCHI in the fall of 2022. The changes take effect on November 15, 2023, i.e., all applicants whose applications have not been accepted by November 15, must comply with the new requirements. There are no changes to the requirements related to language proficiency in English.
The essence of the language proficiency eligibility requirement has not changed, i.e., all applicants must demonstrate that they are proficient in a LOTE. However, the Commissioners have defined more clearly the scope of accepted documentation verifying language proficiency in LOTE, based on the national survey results. CCHI plans to conduct surveys on LPI regularly and update its eligibility requirements as needed.
In brief, the updates relate to the following:
Please read the full requirements at https://cchicertification.org/certifications/eligibility/linguistic-proficiency/. The Candidate’s Examination Handbook will be updated shortly.