LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Are you looking to become Oregon certified or qualified as a health care interpreter?

Do you need to prove your English language proficiency?

One of the following may demonstrate oral proficiency in English:

  1. Bachelor, masters, doctorate or any other degree from any U.S. institution of higher education.
  2. Graduation from any high school in an English language speaking country where English is the primary language of instruction.
  3. Graduation from a higher education institution abroad where English is the primary language of instruction.
  4. One of the following tests (subject to change). Test results must be from no more than three years ago to be considered valid.
  5. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 570+ on paper; 230+ on computer version; 90+ on iBT
  6. Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Level 4: B
  7. Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Level 5: B
  8. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 7.0+
  9. Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR): 2+
  10. Common European Framework (CEFR): B2
  11. Oral Proficiency Interview at the advanced mid-level on the ACTFL scale

The passing level for all language testing is advanced mid-level on the ACTFL scale.

 

If language proficiency can't be demonstrated by any of the options listed above, language testing is the next option. 

 

Oregon Health Authority approved language proficiency testing centers include:

Language Line

Language Line Solutions offers Discounted English Language Proficiency Testing

 

 

The OHCIA has secured a discounted rate for Oregon interpreters to take Language Line's English Proficiency Test.  Language Line is officially recognized by the Oregon Health Authority as a valid way to prove your language proficiency for certification and qualification.

Instead of paying $130, you only pay $100!

It's highly recommended that you take a practice test before the actual test. To take a test drive click the button below:

You took a test drive and you are ready to schedule a test now?. Click the button below for very detailed instructions:


Language Testing International

Language Testing International testing is based on American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages {ACTFL) assessment. Both the optional phone interpreter (OPI — telephonic) and OPIc (computer recording) are acceptable.

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