Welcome to the National Board's medical interpreter credential program!  

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters offer the most prestigious credential available in the field of medical interpreting. We have a comprehensive certification program for interpreters wishing to earn a CMI (Certified Medical Interpreter Credential) in six languages including: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Upon registration, you will be assigned a program adviser to help you navigate your way through the NBCMI Program.  We offer a step-by-step approach that will make the process efficient and seamless:

  • Step 1. Register for the CMI program: $35
  • Step 2. Take the written exam: $175
  • Step 3. Take the oral exam: $275

Please review the tab for each step (above) for comprehensive details on how to get started and obtain your CMI credential!

Candidates Please Note: The registration fee of $35 is non-refundable. Your registration fee pays for one year of the program. After one year, if you have not yet completed the program and you want to take additional tests, you must pay a $35 fee for another year of the program.

Re-certification is due every 5 years: $300 plus 3 CEUs (30 hours of approved continued education)