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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

CE Documentation for Certification Renewal

Requirements for Documenting Continuing Education

CCHI accepts a variety of documents from certificants as proof of CE as long as the documents comply with these requirements:

  1. The document must list the following information;
    • Certificant’s name,
    • the title (topic) or name of the educational event,
    • the name of the training entity (organization or individual) delivering the course,
    • the date(s) of the event,
    • the number of actual hours attended, and
  2. The document must be signed by the event organizer or instructor.


Examples of Accepted Documents:

  • certificate of attendance or completion;
  • a program of a conference with the credential holder’s name and presenter’s signature (if signature is ineligible, presenter needs to write their name in brackets) next to the conference session;
  • a roster of attendees on the letterhead of the event organizer;
  • a supervisor’s attestation on the employer’s/contractor’s letterhead;
  • a printout of the internal electronic system which has the credential holder’s and event’s identifying information (timestamp, etc);
  • CCHI’s Template for Documentation of Continuing Education (click here to view).


Certificants who are trainers/instructors must provide the following type of documentation as proof of CE;

  1. Proof of training - any publicity material (flyer, ad, brochure, conference schedule, etc.) about their training which lists the following information:
    • credential holder’s name and designation as instructor/presenter/trainer,
    • the title (topic) or name of the educational event,
    • the name of the training entity (organization or individual) delivering the course,
    • the date(s) of the event,
    • the number of actual contact hours of the event.
  2. Proof of training experience (e.g., Curriculum Vitae, personal or advisor’s attestation, etc.) specifying delivery of any combination of academic and non-academic (conferences, workshops, in-service, etc.);
    • 40 hours of training interpreters (any setting, including basic/beginner level training),
    • 40 hours of other training (e.g., language instructor at school or college, cultural competence trainer, instructor of nursing, etc.)


CCHI guarantees acceptance of appropriately furnished proof of CE only for CEAP-accredited CE courses because such courses have undergone a thorough review process and meet CCHI's renewal criteria. However, CCHI does not require that certificants complete only CEAP-accredited CE courses.

CCHI will accept all CE courses that meet CCHI's requirements for continuing education as described in CCHI's Certification Renewal Policy as long as sufficient information for the evaluation is provided by the certificant. It is the responsibility of the certificant to provide information about a CE course that is sufficient for CCHI to make an evaluation as to whether the course meets CCHI's CE requirements. The information needed for the evaluation may include, but is not limited to, the course description, agenda, syllabus, student handouts, etc. This information may be required in addition to the document verifying the certificant's completion of the course (i.e. certificate of attendance/completion, badge, etc.), especially if the title of the course does not indicate a specific subject matter or the level of complexity (i.e. continuing education vs. beginner-level/basic training).