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Steps to Become a Certified Medical Interpreter

  1. Obtain proof of education: high school or higher. Have a copy of that document, make sure it is translated into English if it was issued in another country.

  2. Have proof of proficiency in both English and non-English languages. Please see the list of acceptable tests and documents:

  3. Complete 60 hours of OHA-approved training

  4. Take a written exam with NBCMI or CCHI, pass it successfully, become Hub/Core-Certified. 

  5. Take an oral exam (oral exams are available only in 7 languages), pass it successfully to become Nationally Certified.

  6. In the state of Oregon, you may become Qualified before completing the certification process.

Watch this video about interpreters' credentials:

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