In order to maintain your credential you must:
Recertify every 5 years by participating in education directly related to medical interpretation.
- Complete 3 CEUs (Continuing Education Units), equivalent to 30 contact hours of approved training before the credential’s expiration date (5 years from initial CMI date of certification). Each CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of training by most organizations. For example, a typical conference day is 0.6 CEUs.
- Pay the $300 recertification fee.
Individuals who fulfill these requirements will not need to retake the medical certification exams to maintain their CMI credential (see Failure to Recertify section below).
Acceptable Continuing Education
New certificates will arrive in 8-10 weeks from the time your recertification is approved. We must have your complete contact information.
Failure to Recertify
Credentialed interpreters who do not comply with the recertification requirements before the established deadline every fifth year will lose their credential(s) and will be removed from the registry of CMIs. To regain certification, lapsed individuals must re-apply for certification, meet the prerequisite requirements in effect at the time and pass the examination requirements.
For detailed information, please refer to the CMI Candidate Handbook:
For questions, please contact info [at] certifiedmedicalinterpreters [dot] org