The CoreCHI™ and CHI™ are the nation's highest certification credentials available to healthcare interpreters
Healthcare providers choose CCHI certified interpreters - CoreCHI™ and CHI™ - as their preferred means of ensuring language access. Join us and demonstrate your commitment to quality care and patient safety.
Healthcare providers depend on you to have trained and qualified interpreters. It is just smart business to validate your hiring practices and training with CCHI credentials.
Healthcare interpreters and providers choose CCHI accredited continuing education programs. CCHI accreditation ensures your program's credibility and visibility.
Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters
Hospitals and health systems nationwide recognize the need for a standard policy of healthcare interpreting. These hospitals currently use CCHI certification as an employment requirement or reimburse the cost of interpreter certification to their multi-lingual staff.
CCHI recognizes the following hospitals that either adopted a policy of requiring CCHI certification as employment requirement or reimburse the cost of interpreter certification:
Banner Health (AZ)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (MA)
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CA)
Cleveland Clinic (OH)
Indiana University Health (Academic Health Center)(Indianapolis, IN)
Lexington Medical Center (SC)
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (IL)
MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NY) (See more info here)
Nationwide Children's (OH)
Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
Spectrum Health (MI)
Stanford Health Care (CA)
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center (NY)
University Health System (San Antonio, TX)
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (NV)
University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics (WI)
Valley Children's Hospital (CA)
Valley View Hospital (CO)
The healthcare interpreting profession has changed dramatically over the years. Heightened public awareness, demographic shifts, technology, national standards, new regulations, and financial pressure have affected the way healthcare providers ensure language access for their patients. Add to that new Joint Commission standards requiring that providers ensure that those providing interpreting services are competent to do so, and this growing trend for accountability has created an insistence on certifying the skills and knowledge of perspective and current healthcare interpreters. It is in response to this progression that CCHI developed and operates a national, portable credentialing for healthcare interpreters to provide an assurance of competency.
Show your commitment to improving quality care and patient safety, and choose CCHI credentialed and certified interpreters.
To obtain CCHI certification, candidates pay fees in two separate steps:
You can help your interpreters, staff or contractors, either by purchasing the exams on their behalf, or by organizing your interpreters in groups so they can purchase the exams collectively. Both options will receive our special volume rates.
Our special rates start if you purchase a minimum of 10 exams. There are several levels available depending on the number of exams purchased, including a special offer for organizations purchasing 500+ exams. Upon your payment, your interpreters have one year to schedule and take their exams.
Special pricing works the following way: