Certification is a means for patients, interpreters, healthcare providers and language services agencies to identify the most competent interpreters. Currently there are two organizations that provide national certification for medical/healthcare interpreters. While similar in many ways, there are key differences between these two credentials. Some healthcare interpreters choose to become certified by both.

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)

This infographic shows you a comparison of the two programs side-by-side: