This page contains invaluable information on Oregon State health care interpreter certification and qualification, as well as many other helpful links.  

We also recommend you visit our page on getting certified or qualified.



Qualification - Certification Flow Chart

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OHCIA certification/Qualification References

These reference sheets detail the pricing and process for certification and qualification from start to finish.  

Certification Reference Sheet

Qualification Reference Sheet

An important part of the certification process is taking a national written and oral exam.  Two organizations offer these exams: the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and the National Board of Certification of Medical Interpreters (NBCMI).  The reference sheets below explain the process and costs of both organizations:

CCHI National Exam Reference Sheet

NBCMI National Exam Reference Sheet

Comparison of National Exams Reference Sheet


Useful Oregon Health Authority Links

Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) 

Information from OEI on Health Care Interpreters


OEI Requirements for Certification and Qualification

Office of Equity and Inclusion - Health Care Interpreter Application