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Health Care Interpreter Renewal

Renewing your Qualified or Certified Letter

All Oregon State approved HCI letters (Qualified and Certified are valid for 3 years from the date of issue (OAR 333-002-0140 and 333-002-0150).  Qualifed letters are not renewable for languages that have certificiation exams available.

All Qualified and Certified HCI's must complete 24 hours of OHA approved continuining education (CEU):

Approved CEUs from the following organizations will be accepted by OHA for the renewal of HCI letters:

  • Certification Commission for Health Care Interpreters (CCHI),
  • International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA)
  • American Translators Association (ATA)
  • Oregon Judicial Department (OJD)
  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
  • Washington State (DSHS)
  • Oregon Health Authority, Office of Equity and Inclusion (OHA/OEI)

Step 1: Complete your required continuing education hours

Information on local continuing education providers

Step 2: Complete your Health Care Interpreter Renewal Application

Health Care Interpreter Renewal Application

Step 3: Background Check Process for Health Care Interpreter

Background check process for HCI.

Step 4: Submit your application renewal form

Send your completed Renewal Application to:

Health Care Interpreter
Office of Equity and Inclusion
421 SW Oak Street, Suite 750
Portland, OR  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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