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Healthcare Interpreting Program

Health Care Interpreting Resources

There are a number of offices and organizations (both nationally and in Oregon) which support the work of health care interpreters. Below is a list of useful resources from these organizations which you can use to guide you in the process of getting qualified and certified as health care interpreters.


Oregon Office of Equity and Inclusion

The Office of Equity and Inclusion manages the State of Oregon Qualification and Certification Programs. You can learn more about getting qualified or certified by visiting their website or click the links below to learn more about health care interpreting in Oregon.



National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC)

The NCIHC is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States. The NCIHC is responsible for drafting many of the leading Standards of Practice, Ethics and Training documents used in this interpreter program. You can learn more about the NCIHC by visiting their website or clicking the links below.


Certification Testing

There are two health care interpreter certification testing organizations which are recognized for certification in Oregon. You can learn more about these organizations and the certification test by clicking the links below.



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