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Languages of Lesser Diffusion

This information is for interpreters of languages of lesser diffusion (LLD). These are languages for which there is no language proficiency test. If there is no proficiency test, you may submit the “alternate proof of language proficiency" with your application.

Step 1 

Meet all of the Requirements

LLD - Non English Language Requirements
LLD and English Language Requirements

LLD and English Language Requirements Spanish Version
LLD - Non English Language Requirements Spanish Version

Step 2

Complete Your Application 

English Version: Health Care Interpreter Application 

Spanish Version: Health Care Interpreter Application

Alternate Proof of Language Proficiency

Step 3

Submit Your Application Packet

Emailed applications preferred.  Include all required documentation together with your completed application. 

PDF or Word formatting preferred.  Please label each attachment in your email. 

*Incomplete applications will not be considered*

Email your Initial Application or Renewal to:


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

HCI Phone Number: (971) 673-3378
Fax number is 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.