Language Testing and Certification Medical Interpreter

CCHI | Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters [National]

Our step-by-step online guide leads you through the certification registration process. Every healthcare interpreter needs their CCHI Core Certification Healthcare Interpreter™ (CoreCHI™) certification regardless of the language(s) in which they interpret. This is the entry point into professional certification. The CCHI Core Certification Healthcare Interpreter™ certification is the first certification, the foundation certification for all healthcare interpreters.

CCHI certification available in Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin.

NBCMI | National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters [National]

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters offers a comprehensive certification program for interpreters wishing to earn a CMI [Certified Medical Interpreter Credential] in six languages including: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, and Vietnamese.

American Sign Language

RID | Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf [ASL]

The registry of interpreters for the Deaf strives to advocate for the best practices, professional development for practitioners and for the highest standards in the provision of

Court Interpreter Testing and Certification


Oregon Judicial Courts | Becoming an Oregon State Court Interpreter


Washington State Courts | Becoming a Washington State Court Interpreter

Language Proficiency Testing

Language Testing International

Testing is based on ACTFL assessment (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

[Speaking Test] [Reading Test] [Writing Test] [Listening Test] 100+ Languages all ACTFL Certified.

Language Line University

Level 3 or above (ILR equivalent, based on website information).

Language Line Solutions offers a comprehensive language proficiency testing process, developed with over 34 years of experience. Externally validated by professional subject matter experts.

Interpreters and Translators Advocacy Organizations

Interpreters United | WSFE/AFSCME, Local 1671, AFSCME Council 28

We are the union for freelance spoken language interpreters contracted by Washington State to render services for Medicaid enrollees and DSHS clients.

IMIA | International Medical Interpreters Association

The IMIA is a US-based International Organization committed to the Advancement of Professional Medical Interpreters as the best practice to equitable Language.

OHA | Oregon Health Authority-Office of Equity and Inclusion

The Office of Equity and Inclusion works with diverse communities to eliminate health gaps and promote optimal health in Oregon. Become a Qualified or Certified Health Care Interpreter in Oregon.

NCIHC | National Council on Interpreting in Health Care

The NCIHC is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States.

WASCLA | Washington State Coalition for Language Access

WASCLA, or the Washington State Coalition for Language Access, is an organization consisting of legal professionals, advocates, law enforcement personnel, interpreters/translators, and court personnel who are dedicated to assisting state and local agencies within the State of Washington to understand and comply with their obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Interpreters and Translators membership organization

ATA | American Translators Association

One of ATA’s primary missions is to promote the professional development of translators and interpreters. ATA offers a certification exam that allows translators to demonstrate that they meet certain standards of the translation profession.

NOTIS | Northwest Translators & Interpreters Society

OBJECTIVES: To promote the recognition and advancement of the professions of translation and interpretation; to promote high standards, and to protect and safeguard the rights and interests of professional translators and interpreters.

Online Workshops

NICHC | National Institute for Coordinated Healthcare

Online Workshops with approved CEUs (Continuing Education Units)