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

9.1.13 - CCHI's CEAP program will assess, analyze and accredit continuing education programs for healthcare interpreters.

9.1.13 - CCHI's CEAP program will assess, analyze and accredit continuing education programs for healthcare interpreters.

Four years ago, CCHI commissioners brought together all stakeholders – healthcare providers, interpreters, language service companies, and interpreter training providers – to develop a national certification program for healthcare interpreters, now accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The first CoreCHI™ and CHI™ credentials were awarded on January 15, 2011.

In September 2013, CCHI awarded its 1,000th credential.  This rapid and remarkable growth is unprecedented and confirms to CCHI and the healthcare interpreting industry that we got it right!

We are leading the national dialogue on healthcare interpreter certification and are grateful for the support we have received from all key stakeholders in the field.  You and people like you – the most experienced and respected in healthcare, healthcare interpreting and healthcare certification – form the backbone and brainpower at CCHI. Together, we are building a trained, qualified, certified and competency-based population of healthcare interpreters. There is no higher standard!

The Continuing Education Accreditation Program (CEAP) assesses, analyzes and accredits continuing education (CE) programs for healthcare interpreters. The objective of CEAP is to improve the availability and quality of continuing education courses or programs for interpreters working in the healthcare field. It assures trainers that their training programs or courses are marketable, and meet the needs of the target audience. A variety of courses “pre-approved for CE hours” makes credential maintenance an easier process for certified and credentialed healthcare interpreters.

With the number of CCHI credential holders growing nationwide, there is a pressing need for the development of ongoing continuing education programs. The profession of healthcare interpreting is becoming increasingly more complex and more sophisticated. CEAP is committed to staying on the leading edge of those changes. Our mission is to help healthcare interpreters gain and maintain interpreting competence and prevent professional obsolescence. Trainers working in conjunction with CEAP are well positioned to fill that need.

Funding support to develop and launch the CEAP came from a grant from the Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation.

  • CEAP accreditation is a tool that helps organizations precisely target their training dollars.
  • Accredited courses are marketed to healthcare organizations, interpreter employers, language agencies and interpreters through CCHI’s National Training Provider Directory
  • Training providers no longer have to prove credibility or credentials when marketing their courses and training programs.
  • Having your course or training program accredited is simple. Click here to get started.