Setting the Standard for Quality in Healthcare Interpreting


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Healthcare Interpreters

The CoreCHI™ and CHI™ are the nation's highest certification credentials available to healthcare interpreters


Hospitals &
Healthcare Providers

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.


Language Service Providers

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.


Training Providers

Healthcare interpreters and providers choose CCHI accredited continuing education programs. CCHI accreditation ensures your program's credibility and visibility.


Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters


We invite you to use our Mini-Glossaries and contribute to their creation.

Mini-glossaries are available for download free-of-charge. We only ask you to subscribe to this project by completing the form below. Check your information for accuracy and click the SUBSCRIBE button at the bottom to make sure CCHI gets your information.


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Healthcare Interpreters make a difference one word at a time! 

Professional healthcare interpreters provide the assurance of safety, accuracy, respect of boundaries, and transparency required in any healthcare setting and any interpreting modality.

Please review the following materials to get ready for your examinations.




CCHI Multilingual Mini-Glossaries

Use this link to access the page where you can download thematic mini-glossaries by the language: It's free!  Just sign up with your email and then you will receive an email with the link to the page containing the mini-glossaries. Bookmark that link.


Medical terminology in multiple languages:



Standards & Ethics


Examination Fees

Application - $35

CoreCHI™ examination - $175* (this fee is paid together with the application fee at the time of submitting the application)

CHI™ examination - $275*

Read here about our special offer for candidates who have a certification from another interpreter certification entity or from ATA.

*All fees are non-refundable and are for one test administration only.