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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

California Announces CCHI Certified Healthcare Interpreters Gain Recognition in Workers’ Compensation System


CCHI is pleased to be recognized by the State of California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) as an approved credentialing and certification organization. California’s new DWC regulations require that interpreters for medical treatment appointments or medical legal exams be certified to be able to work in the system. 

We thank all our supporters in California for making this happen. One of DWC’s definitions of certified is “passing the CCHI exam evidenced by a CCHI certification/credential indicating that the interpreter passed the exam and specifying the language, if indicated."

CCHI is committed to work with California interpreters to accelerate the credentialing and certification process. We are expediting our systems to ensure that California interpreters can get through the credentialing and certification process quickly and without delay.

Please check here for our latest new and press releases or contact us for more information.

CCHI News & Updates


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July 15, 2017 - CCHI awards its inaugural "Discover Healthcare Interpreting CoreCHI" Scholarship to five recipients.

July 2017 - CCHI holds nominations for two volunteer Board positions for the term from August 15, 2017 to August 14, 2020. Nominations must be submitted on the provided Nomination Form by July 21, 2017. For details, click here.

June 2017 - CCHI receives re-accreditation of the CHI™-Spanish certification from NCCA.

May - July 2016 - CCHI conducts its 2nd national Job Task Analysis study of the healthcare interpreter profession

02.11-12.16 -  a panel of 15 volunteer subject matter experts meets in Morrisville, NC, to start preparing for the 2nd national Job Task Analysis (JTA).

10.05.15 -  New Commissioners are elected as the founding Commissioners complete their second term.

August 2015 -  CCHI has reached the benchmark of 2,000 certified interpreters nation-wide. See the national Interpreter Registry for the current number.

03.07.15 -  CCHI's Certified Interpreter Oath is administered for the first time at CHIA's conference.

01.15.15 -  First recipients of CCHI certifications renew their certification for the first time.

07.15.14 - CCHI celebrates its 5th Anniversary

06.29.14 - CCHI receives NCCA Accreditation for its CoreCHI™ certification

CoreCHI™ certification is the only certification available for healthcare interpreters of any language.

09.01.13 - CCHI Launches the Continuing Education Accreditation Program (CEAP)

CCHI's CEAP program assesses, analyzes, and accredits continuing education programs for healthcare interpreters.

08.31.13 - CCHI Awards 1,000th Credential
CCHI congratulates 1,000 healthcare interpreters who have earned the nation’s highest credential available to healthcare interpreters and professional recognition of their qualification.

12.21.2012 - Improving Opportunities for Healthcare Interpreters with OMH Support


07.9.2012 - CCHI develops CHI™ exam in Arabic and Mandarin thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Expand CHI™ Certifications


06.29.2012 - CCHI receives NCCA Accreditation for its CHI™-Spanish Certification
CCHI is the first and only organization certifying healthcare interpreters to receive NCCA accreditation

October-November 2010 - CCHI administers its first CoreCHI™ and CHI™-Spanish certification exams

December 2009- April 2010 - CCHI conducts its 1st national Job Task Analysis study of the healthcare interpreter profession