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Job Openings: Per Diem Interpreter at CCCS

CCCS, Inc. is looking to hire per diem interpreters.

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Polish, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

CCHI Certification for Healthcare Interpreters Now Available

Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters

Certified Stamp of ApprovalThe Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters offers two examinations for healthcare interpreters. Applications are now being accepted for testing dates in 2011.

Associate Healthcare Interpreter (AHI)
The CCHI Associate Healthcare Interpreter™ credential is the first credential, the foundation credential for all healthcare interpreters. Once a healthcare interpreter receives his/her CCHI Associate Healthcare Interpreter™ credential, s/he is eligible to apply for a language specific credential in one or more languages in which s/he interprets. Read the rest of this entry »

Q&A on Healthcare Interpreter Certification

Certification Commission for Healthcare InterpretersNational Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters

At CultureSmart, we’ve been thinking about – and preparing for – medical interpreter certification for years. The Q&A in this blog entry offers background on healthcare interpreter certification plus our thoughts on how certification will benefit interpreters, patients, and the health care industry.

What is the status of medical interpreter certification in the U.S.?
National certification is a long way off, but there’s a nation wide wave of interest in certification, thanks to a movement that started several years ago. Currently, the largest impediment to the adoption of certification is that most stakeholders – hospitals, providers, patients, even interpreters – either don’t fully grasp what medical interpreter certification would mean or don’t see justification for it.

In addition, the powers-that-be in health care – decision makers, funders and even, to some extent, regulatory and accreditation agencies – were not or are not completely “on board” with certification. Read the rest of this entry »

2007 National Medical Interpreter Wages & Rates Survey

CultureSmart Train-the-Trainer Program Photos

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