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Become a Qualified or Certified Health Care Interpreter

Meet all of the Requirements

Health Care Interpreter Requirements (updated September 2016) 

Complete Your Initial Application for Health Care Interpreter

Step 1

Health Care Interpreter Application (updated September 2016) ,* (Historical Changes to HCI Application)

Step 2

Background Check Process for Inital Application for HCI.

Step 3

Send your Initial Application or Renewal to:

Health Care Interpreter Program
Office of Equity and Inclusion
421 SW Oak St. Suite 750
Portland, Oregon  97204

Fax: 971-673-1128

* Are you having problems with accessing our on-line application? Please follow the instructions from this link. The instructions will help to download the application in Chrome and Firefox. Also, make sure you have the current version of Adobe Reader.

Please note that OEI’s HCI Program Coordinator will be on partial leave and will be working very limited hours per week for the month of November. Therefore, if you need assistance, please send an email to and the HCI Program Staff will respond to you as soon as they are able.  

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