The California Healthcare Interpreting Association's mission includes promoting the healthcare interpreter profession, and providing education and training for healthcare professionals.

CHIA acknowledge that two organizations - the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) offer certification for healthcare/medical interpreters, with the goal of measuring and validating interpreters' knowledge and skills.

We encourage interpreters seeking to become nationally certified to analyze, and compare both options in order to make an informed decision.

CHIA remains committed to the adoption of a set of qualifications (certification) for healthcare interpreters working within the State of California.

Our role relative to national certification is to provide information and offer input to the extent that it serves the development of the field.

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