CCHI and Critical Incident Report

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) is one of IEO 2nd online conference’s Gold sponsors. CCHI administers a national, accredited, and inclusive certification program for healthcare interpreters in the U.S. CCHI is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization founded in 2009, with the purpose to assess medical interpreters’ competence and to help ensure quality of interpreting in any healthcare setting and in any modality of interpreting. CCHI is the only national certifying entity offering accredited comprehensive certification programs for medical interpreters.

CCHI offers two national certifications: CoreCHI™, a language-neutral core professional knowledge certification, and CHI™, a language-specific performance certification, available in Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish. CCHI counts over 4,400 certificants nationwide. 

Reflect on your interpreting encounters and submit an online Critical Incident Report. Share your concerns and help us learn from each other!


We offer online training options for legal and medical interpreters as well as translators. Programs include training courses, tests, linguistic resources, training guides, and Skype lessons with interpretation instructors. Our training will benefit those who are aspiring interpreters, interpreters who want to prepare for a certification exam, or certified interpreter certification exams. Training options are available in Albanian, Arabic, Cantonese, French, Haitian-Creole, Hmong, German, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.