All Oregon State approved HCI letters Qualified
and Certified are valid for 4 years from the date of
issue (OAR 950-050-0100 and 950-050-0110). If the qualification or certification has not been renewed within 1 year (12 months) of the expiration date, the HCI shall re-apply as a new applicant (OAR 950-050-0120).
Renewing your Qualified or Certified Letter
All Oregon State approved HCI letters (Qualified and Certified are valid for 4 years from the date of issue (OAR 950-050-0100 and 950-050-0110). According to the new Rule Housebill 2359, Health Care Interpreters are no longer required to be certified; it is optional.
All Qualified and Certified HCI's must complete 24 hours of OHA approved continuing education (CEU) (OAR 950-050-0090):
- Six hours of health care interpreter ethics
- Six hours of interpretation skills
- Twelve hours that cover any topics accepted for continuing education by interpreter certification testing centers.
Approved CEUs from the following organizations will be accepted by OHA for the renewal of HCI letters:
Step 1: Complete your required continuing education hours
Step 2: Complete your Health Care Interpreter Renewal Application
All application fees have been waived, do not send any checks to pay for fees
Step 3: Submit your renewal application together with supporting documentation to:
Send your completed Renewal Application to:
Mail: Office of Equity and Inclusion - Health Care Interpreter Program
421 SW Oak Street, Suite 750Portland, OR 97204
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