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Get Certified

The credentialing process is a multistep process that needs to be completed in order to receive one of the credentials.

Please refer to the CMI Candidate Handbook (www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/candidate_handbook) for complete details.

The process is as follows:
 
Step 1. Register to start the process. The cost is $35 and is nonrefundable. This fee is waived for Oregon residents due to a grant from your state.
                    
Step 2. Request to take the National Board Written Exam. The exam is in English and costs $175 (all major credit cards are accepted, except AMEX).
 
Step 3. If you pass the written exam, request the Oral Exams being offered for interpreters of Spanish, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin - the cost is $275 for the oral performance exam, $235 for Oregon residents.                  

Step 4. Re-certification to maintain credential obtained active.
 
For questions, please contact info [at] certifiedmedicalinterpreters [dot] org

Timeline:

1. Complete onliine registration (one time registration)

2. Notified of approval/denial or of further documentation needed (2 weeks)

3. Take written exam - immediate notification of pass of fail - and if pass, instructions for scheduling the oral exam

4. Take oral exam and notified if pass or fail via email (8-10 weeks)

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