The following two options are available for taking the written exam:

  1. Take the exam from your own home or office with an online proctor.
  2. Take the exam at a testing site close to you.

The written exam fee is $175.

Please note retakes are not free. 

To pass the test, your percentage score must be at least 75%.

If you want to take the exam from home, please click here.

If you want to take the exam at a testing center, your program advisor will assist you with scheduling your exam once you are approved for the program.

To see a list of testing sites across the country please click here.


Extensions: You have six months after the date you pass the written exam to schedule the oral exam. If for some reason (such as illness or death in the family) you need an extension, you must contact your program advisor (or email staff@certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org) after the six months have expired.

Results: You receive your written exam results right away. For online tests, only a percentage score will be available. To pass the test, your percentage score must be at least 75%.

Retakes: The exam costs the same ($175) each time you take it. If you need to retake the exam, you must pay the full exam fee each time.

Refunds: The exam fee is not refundable.