HOW TO PREPARE FOR CERTIFICATION

For the Written Exam: 

  1. The  CMI Candidate Handbook (national-board-candidate-handbook.pdf)
  2. The monthly one-hour long webinars, with about 30 minutes dedicated to open Q&A. For information on the webinars, please see the webinar announcements on the home page under quick links.
  3. Candidates are encouraged to become familiar with the following content areas:
    • Interpreter Standards of Practice
    • Codes of Ethics 
    • CLAS Standards (the appropriate links are available in the CMI Candidate Handbook).

For the Oral Exam:  

  1. The  CMI Candidate Handbook (national-board-candidate-handbook.pdf)
  2. The monthly one-hour long webinars, with about 30 minutes dedicated to open Q&A. For information on the webinars, please see the webinar announcements on the home page under quick links.
  3. In addition,  there is a Candidate Preparation Document  for the Oral Exam that explains the computer based exam functions at  Candidate_test_preparation_2015.pdf
  4. To review a presentation on how to navigate the oral exam, click HERE.
  5. The National Board recently made a practice test in order for candidates to become more familiar and comfortable navigating through our oral exam. The practice test can be helpful to practice the format of the test before taking it. The practice test is only to help candidates with test navigation. It won’t help you to prepare for actual interpreting in a medical context. The role play scenarios on the practice test are not necessarily consistent with the types of role play scenarios on the actual oral exam. To take the practice test, make sure you are using a PC computer. Go to the testing site: http://hosted.owlts.com/ and log in using the username practicetest and password practicetest

IMIA Education Registry 

If you are interested in training courses to become a medical interpreter, please see the IMIA Education Registry at: www.imiaweb.org/education/trainingnotices.asp

CHIA

http://www.chiaonline.org/Interpreter-Training-Programs