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Please click here to jump down to the bottom of this page, where you can see a video presentation of the a webinar that walks you through the steps necessary to become a Certified Medical Interpreter.
Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI)
The National Board oral exam covers the essential components to receive the CMI credential. The exam is computer-based, and candidates' oral responses will be recorded. For more information, please click on the attachment at the bottom of this page and refer to the CMI Candidate Handbook: www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/candidate_handbook
The components to be tested are:
- 15% Topic 1: Mastery of Linguistic Knowledge of English
- 15% Topic 2: Mastery of Linguistic Knowledge of Spanish
- 25% Topic 3: Interpreting Knowledge and Skills
- 10% Topic 4: Cultural Competence
- 25% Topic 5: Medical Terminology in Working Languages
- 10% Topic 6: Medical Specialties in Working Languages
Simultaneous interpreting, written translation, and sight translation into English are not tested. The job analysis showed that while medical interpreters sometimes perform these tasks, the frequency was not statistically significant.
Requirement: Successfully pass the National Board Written Exam. Once a candidate successfully passes the written exam, he/she will receive information on how to schedule their oral exam online. Once scheduled, candidates will receive a Candidate Admission Letter with confirmation of their testing appointment and test center.
Cost of the test: $250
$235. for residents of Oregon due to a grant from your state.
Method of payments accepted: Major credit cards (except AMEX)
For locations of the testing sites for the oral exam please click here - the list is continually being updated.
DID YOU PASS THE WRITTEN EXAM?
If yes, you have 6 months to take the oral exam from the date you passed the written exam or the date the exam is available in your language.
Candidates who do not pass the test will have the opportunity to re-take it after 3 months of taking the oral exam for the first time.
Qualified Medical Interpreter (QMI) COMING SOON
Screened Medical Interpreter (SMI) COMING SOON
For questions, please contact info [at] certifiedmedicalinterpreters [dot] org
Below is a Webcast of the webinar presented July 25, 2012. Dr. Ricardo Diaz-Canedo, MD, CMI-Spanish was the presenter. Depending on the available speed of your internet connection, it may take several minutes to load.