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National Board receives grant from Oregon

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Oregon Awards Grant to National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters For Test Expansion in Five Additional Languages

Washington, D.C. - (December 23, 2010) - The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters, which launched the first national certification exam in Spanish in October 2009 and bestows the Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI) designation, has been awarded a grant effective December 21, 2010 by the Oregon Office of Multicultural Health & Services for the development of oral certification exams in five additional languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese and Russian. The State of Oregon currently recognizes the independent board’s testing and credentialing in Spanish as meeting the requirements for certification of Oregon interpreters and will extend approval to the CMI credentialing in the additional languages upon implementation of the new oral exams.

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