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Health Care Interpreter (HCI) Training Programs

The Purpose of the Health Care Interpreter (HCI) programs

  • Help HCIs in Oregon become trained and qualified or certified to meet current requirements;
  • Diversify the health care workforce in Oregon;
  • Provide high-quality health care interpretation to Oregon's growing diverse populations; and
  • Promote health equity.

Who are HCIs?

HCIs are biligual individuals who help people in their communities by providing high quality health care interpretation at in person medical appointments or over the phone.

Becoming a Qualified or Certified HCI

Learn more about becoming a qualified or certified HCI

Renew your Qualified or Certified Qualification

Renewing your Qualified or Certified Letter

Helpful Links

See if you or someone you would like to hire is on the list of registered HCIs

Do you need a training program?

Do you need to find a testing center for certification?

Are you interested in finding out how to have your training program approved by OHA- OEI?

Health Care Interpreter Learning Collaborative

Free training opportunity! The purpose of the Health Care Interpreter Learning Collaborative** is to train 150 health care interpreters by September 2016. All trainings are 64 hours long; this includes 2 days online and 6 days in person (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)*

*The above training has concluded, please check back for future free training opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

**The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-12-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Content provided is solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Additional Resources

If you need assistance or have HCI application/program related questions, please send an email to or, call either 971-673-3328 or 971-673-3378 and we will respond to your message as soon as we are able, thank you.  

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