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
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 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 group pricing rates.
Our special pricing starts 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.
There are two options of applying the discounted rates:
Benefits of hiring or contracting CCHI-credentialed interpreters:
The CCHI credentialing and certification program ensures the consistency of professional competencies, standards and practices among healthcare interpreters across the healthcare field.
By making CCHI credentialing a requisite for job applications and a requirement for hiring interpreters or contracting with vendors of language services, managers of Interpreter Services and Programs will not need to set up time-consuming and costly ways to assess the qualifications of hired or contracted services. Why?
CCHI offers a three-step healthcare interpreter competency assurance process based on the best national practices and standards validated through a third-party accreditation by NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies):
By hiring or contracting CCHI-credentialed interpreters, you get an authoritative third-party assurance that interpreters can perform entry-level job tasks in all three modes of interpreting – consecutive, simultaneous, and sight translation – in a variety of medical and health care settings, efficiently and safely.
Our National Healthcare Interpreter Registry allows any healthcare administrator, employer or contractor of interpreters to: