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The Board Directors and staff of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (National Board), welcome all of you who are interested in becoming a Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI).  Medical interpreters do very important work and it is an honor to serve you as your certif...

The National Board's NCCA accredited and rigorous certification program is the only certification program for medical interpreters that is committed to certifying those that pass both the written and the oral performance exam. This is the only way to determine if an individua...


The mission of the National Board is to foster improved healthcare outcomes, patient safety and patient/provider communication, by elevating the standards for and quality of medical interpreting through a nationally recognized and validated certification for medical interpreters.

The CMI certification program is governed by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (National Board), an independent division of the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA).
The purposes of the National Board are to:
·         Develop, organize, oversee and promote a national medical interpreter certification program in all languages.
·         Promote patients and providers working with credentialed medical interpreters who have met minimal national standards to provide accurate and safe interpretation.
·         Ensure credibility of national certification by striving to comply with national accreditation standards including transparency, inclusion, and access.
The Board of Directors of the National Board consists of 12 voting members that include medical interpreters, a health care provider, industry representatives, and a public member. Initial Board members were selected by a public process and independent selection committee. Subsequently, Board Directors are recruited through a Nominating Committee process and are elected by the members of the National Board.
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