The California Healthcare Interpreting Association's mission includes promoting the healthcare interpreter profession and providing education and training to healthcare professionals. Therefore, CHIA recognizes that two national organizations - the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters - are offering interpreters' certification with the goal of measuring and demonstrating competency in healthcare interpreting. We recognize too that our members can choose to seek either or both of these certifications as a means to further their professional prospects.
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.