CCHI continuously looks for volunteers to become our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). If you are interested, please download and fill out the SME Application (click the button below), and email it to us along with your full resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted when CCHI convenes a specific SME panel for a specific project.
Who should apply?
Our goal is to convene several diverse and representative panels of SMEs – item writers and item reviewers. It is important that panelists for any panel to represent our profession in a comprehensive manner. For this reason, we are looking for volunteers who are:
CCHI will provide all the necessary orientation and training via conference calls and online collaboration tools. All tasks will also be performed via virtual/online tools.
Please review CCHI’s Policies for Advisors, SMEs and Volunteers before applying.
If you have any questions about the SME application, contact us at email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest and support!
For each panel of SMEs that participate in a specific test development activity, CCHI strives to ensure diversity based on a number of demographic and professional factors including:
SMEs may participate in more than one panel so that they can help inform new SMEs of the prior work and answer any questions that may arise. However, CCHI strives to have about two-thirds of panelists for each activity or project to be new or not involved in other test development activities or projects to allow for a broader representation of the profession.
All CCHI’s SMEs must meet the following minimum required prerequisites:
(*This requirement may be waived by CCHI’s TDSC for SMEs representing stakeholders who are not practicing interpreters, e.g. supervisors, university faculty members, interpreters certified in other specialties such as court interpreting, healthcare providers, and regulators, whose expertise is important for the validity and quality of the examination.)
(**This requirement may be waived by CCHI’s TDSC for projects/activities not related to item writing, reviewing or rating if such waiver contributes to the panel diversity or enhances the scope of the project/activity. If the SME is a practicing interpreter of another specialty, such as court interpreting, the SME must have a minimal certification existing for that specialty in their language.)
CCHI is looking for volunteer SMEs to participate in two projects in the fall of 2022:
The work will take place via Zoom (see details below). Please fill out the application below and submit it by October 7, 2022.
CCHI will provide all the necessary orientation and training via online collaboration tools. All tasks will also be performed remotely via video conference calls and other online applications. Please read about the commitment below so that you understand the scope of work.
Who should apply?
Our goal is to convene diverse panels of SMEs, certified CoreCHI™ and CHI™ interpreters, who represent healthcare interpreters of various languages 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:
For the ETOE™ exam development: we are looking for either CoreCHI or CHI certificants of various languages (in the application, mark “Other project” and enter “ETOE exam”).
For the CHI-Spanish exam development: we are looking for CHI-Spanish certificants speaking various regional variants of Spanish (in the application, mark “CHI test development”).
If you have submitted an SME application in 2021-22, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us which project you are interested in. We may waive the requirement to submit an application again.
What are your commitments (if selected)?
1. Be able to complete a self-paced online orientation module in October 2022, which would require approximately 2-4 hours of time.
2. Be available for 5-8 Zoom video conference meetings, of 2-hour duration each either on Friday nights (8-10 pm ET) OR Saturday mornings (10:30 – 12:30 am ET), based on the majority’s availability.
3. Be available for independent remote assignments in between the meetings.
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, and issue a voucher of $150 value that can be applied towards the certification renewal fee.
Send your complete SME application (download by clicking on the button below) and full resume to email@example.com by October 7, 2022. You will be notified if you are selected to participate in this project by October 14, 2022.
If you have any questions about this project or about the SME application, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest and support!
CCHI is not seeking any nominations at this time. Check in in summer of 2023.
Nominees 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 and the criteria for selecting Commissioners. Also please read CCHI Policies for Commissioners at http://cchicertification.org/uploads/CCHI_Policies_for_Commissioners.pdf.
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 the button below to download) as an attachment via email with the subject “CCHI Commissioner nomination to: email@example.com.
CCHI does not have any job openings at this time.