How to Become a Medical Interpreter - Parrot

How to Become a Medical Interpreter

How do you become a certified medical interpreter?

Parrot’s here to help you learn how to become a medical interpreter.

Medical Interpreter Certfication, Made Easy

Simply put, there are three steps required. First, you must prove language proficiency. Secondly, you must complete a medical interpreter training program. Lastly, you take and pass a final exam. You can complete these steps with either of the two national certifying bodies, NBCMI or CCHI.

You can learn more about approved medical interpreter courses on CCHI or NBCMI‘s websites. They will also help you schedule and complete your certification test. We can help you handle the first step. Both groups accept a Parrot rating as proof of language proficiency.

3 Steps to Become a Medical Interpreter

Get your Parrot rating.

It’s super fast and easy. A Parrot rating of ILR-2 or higher is a passing grade.

Do the required training.

Both certifying bodies require you to do training. Learn more on CCHI and NBCMI‘s websites.

Pass the final exam.

This is the last hurdle. Pass the tests required by either CCHI or NBCMI and you’re ready for duty!

The Easiest Way to Get Started

The first step to getting certified is proving that you have the necessary language skills. A Parrot rating is the most convenient and affordable way to prove your language proficiency.

You can take the Parrot language test in just a half an hour. All you need is a computer or smartphone and an internet connection. Our expert raters will review your answers and get you your rating in less than 24 hours.

More Questions

Is certification required?

In most cases, yes. While some non-certified people might provide some services, this is becoming rare. Those who hire medical interpreters today are mostly requiring national medical interpreter certification.

Can I get national medical interpreter certification online?

Yes. You can do it all online, starting with the Parrot language test. Our test is available on-demand, 24/7. You can take it on any computer, tablet, or smartphone.

How much does certification cost?

The full cost depends on how you complete some of the steps. You can learn more on CCHI and NBCMI’s websites. Parrot is the cheapest way to take the first step and show dual language proficiency. You can get a Parrot rating for just $34.

Good care starts with good communication.

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