Our Health Care Interpreter Assessment (HCIA) is used extensively by several major hospital systems to maximize existing bilingual resources.

Legal and regulatory standards specify that interpreters should be qualified, trained and assessed on their consecutive interpreting skills, sight translation, mediation skills, specialized terminology, interpreter ethics and decision-making ability.

This assessment tests that an interpreter meets the standard to be qualified as a medical interpreter with sufficient skill and understanding of professional standards of conduct. It is not recommended that a person take this assessment without interpreter training

Are you or your staff preparing for national certification?

The two part exam is modeled after the two national certification exams for medical interpreters:

CCHI
NBCMI
HCIA
Medical Terms Yes Yes Yes
Consecutive
Yes Yes Yes
Sight Translation Yes Yes Yes
Simultaneous
Yes No No
Standards Yes Yes Yes

For more information about the HCIA, including special rates for health care organizations, please email us at tad@masterword.com or call 1-866-716-4999.