In order to start the certification process, candidates need to register and pay online and demonstrate that they meet the prerequisites criteria. Please refer to the instuctions below before registering.
To complete the registration process you must complete the following steps:
1) Complete and submit the application ONLINE (click on button above). You must register with the name that is on your government issued ID that will be used for identification when you go to take the exams.
2) Pay the registration fee of $30. online via credit card (major credit cards accepted except AMEX) - do NOT mail a personal check. The registration fee is not refundable. Please note, when you pay by credit card and do not receive a payment receipt, contact info [at] certifiedmedicalinterpreters [dot] org Do not try to register again as it will create duplicate accounts. Re-check the billing address for your credit card. If the address you submitted on the payment page does not match the billing address, the payment will be denied.
(If you are a resident of Oregon only, you do not have to pay the registration fee due to a grant from your state. Please click "no" when asked "will you pay online" and then click "agree" and "submit." After you register, email the registrar that you registered as a resident of Oregon at staff [at] certifiedmedicalinterpreters [dot] org/)
3) Submit any related documentation (proof of employment, training certificates, etc.) by sending an email to staff [at] certifiedmedicalinterpreters [dot] org or a fax to 1-866-681-2568. Please ONLY send the specific documents that are requested on the prerequiste page.
4) Keep your receipt for proof that you paid.
Please refer to the CMI Candidate Handbook (www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/candidate_handbook) for complete information.
If an applicant is informed of the denial of proof of prerequisites, during the registration process or ability to sit for the exam during the registration process, they may appeal this decision.
The appeal should include:
- An appeal letter from applicant containing why you believe the decision was wrong. Specific information based on facts to show that the exam should be administered.
- A letter from your supervisor addressing specifics regarding your experience and why they believe you should sit for the exam.
- Any other pertinent information from your employer/professor.
The appeal process should be sent to info [at] certifiedmedicalinterpreters [dot] org
Disclosure: All the registration information provided by the candidate will be kept confidential. The information will be kept on the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters site.
For questions, please contact info [at] certifiedmedicalinterpreters [dot] org