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
It's time to schedule your exam!
Candidates can schedule their CoreCHI™ examination or CHI™ examination once they have received their official Notice to Schedule email. Each examination has a separate Notice to Schedule that serves as your Admission Ticket to the examination.
Please do not schedule your examination until you have received the Notice to Schedule for that exam. All that you need to do to schedule your exam - either CoreCHI™ or CHI™ - is to call (844) 704-1487 and speak with a scheduling agent who has access to every test center's schedule. For details and locations specific to a particular exam, click on the corresponding link below.
TO BE ADMITTED TO THE EXAMINATION YOU MUST:
1. Give this Notice to Schedule to the test center proctor when you arrive. For security purposes, you may not keep this confirmation notice with you while you are testing. If you would like this notice back at the conclusion of your testing session, please notify the proctor before you begin your exam.
2. Bring a current government-issued photo identification with signature (Driver's license, immigration card, passport, State ID card, or military ID card). You will NOT be admitted without proper government-issued identification.
3. Report to the examination site no later than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will not be admitted and may have to re-pay your examination fee to reschedule.
Prohibited Items: Candidates are expressly prohibited from bringing the following items to the test site:
PLEASE LEAVE PROHIBITED ITEMS AT HOME OR IN YOUR CAR – THE TEST CENTER MAY NOT HAVE SECURE STORAGE FOR YOUR ITEMS If the proctor determines that you have brought any such item(s) to the test site, the item(s) will not be permitted in the testing room. CCHI and its test centers reserve the right to review the memory of any electronic device to determine whether any examination materials have been photographed or otherwise copied. If the review determines that any examination materials are in the memory of any such device, CCH and its test centers reserve the right to delete such materials and/or retain them for subsequent disciplinary action. Upon completion of the review and any applicable deletions, CCHI or its test center will return your device to you, but will not be responsible for the deletion of any materials that may result from our review, whether or not such materials are examination materials. By bringing any such device into the test site in contravention of our policies, you expressly waive any confidentiality or other similar rights with respect to your device, our review of the memory of your device and/or the deletion of any materials.
Please note that CCHI, the test site, and the test administration staff are not liable for lost or damaged items brought to the test site.
ENVIRONMENTAL DISTRACTIONS: Examination room temperature can be unpredictable; therefore, we suggest that you bring appropriate clothing with you (e.g. sweatshirt) to help you adapt to a cooler or warmer climate in the examination room.
Congratulations on taking the next step toward becoming a certified healthcare interpreter. Our primary goal is to provide you with a credible process that will enhance the profession of healthcare interpreting and in turn benefit the communities that are in need of healthcare interpreters. CCHI has researched and built its program based on data from the field that reflects the knowledge, skills, performance and expectations for healthcare interpreting.
To Prepare for Your Exam:
This is the current test blueprint:
CoreCHI™ Exam – Managing Healthcare Interpreter Functions
CHI™ Exam – Interpreting in a Healthcare Setting