Training for the Oral Portion of the Medical Interpreter National Accreditation Exams

(English & Spanish)

Our oral exam preparation will give you the tools to prepare for th two challenging tests! We have conveniently scheduled our class to fit the needs of working professionals.  This training program will be completed in only ONE SESSION.


Feature #1: Flexible Class Schedule

Feature #2: Exam Prep Webcast

Feature #3: Resources & Downloads

Once a candidate passes the written portion of any of the 2 National Accreditation Exams (NBCMI or CCHI) he or she is eligible to take the oral portion of the exam.

The National Board’s (NBCMI) oral exam is computer-based and is 45-60 minutes in length. Candidates have 30 minutes to complete 12 mini-scenarios and 10 minutes to complete 2 sight translation passages. The components to be tested are: Mastery of Linguistic Knowledge of English & Working Language, Interpreting Knowledge and Skills, Cultural Competence, Medical Terminology and Medical Specialties. Simultaneous interpreting, written translation, and sight translation into English are not tested.

The Commission’s (CCHI) oral examination is also conducted online via computer and scored by independent raters. The language-specific performance exam includes a demonstration of interpreting skills. Candidates will be interpreting a Healthcare Encounter utilizing the consecutive and simultaneous interpreting modes, performed accurately, within a cultural and environmental context. Knowledge of sight translation and written translation concepts will be necessary.

Price includes access to webinar recording, audios, materials, and certificate of completion.

The online course has a one time registration fee of $129.

NOTICE: After three months, the class digital resources will expire; an extended access request will be needed to get the course back into your user account library. Have any questions? Call (951) 444 5591, text (951) 422 9845, or e-mail

Gustavo Negrete
Gustavo Negrete is certified by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. Seasoned interpreter with 16 years of clinical experience in prehospital and emergency care. Specializes in psychiatric, cardiac, stroke, and orthopedic care. 




The instructor will use the following information to e-mail you the class outline right away.