Our professional interpreters are already skilled subject-matter experts.

Interpreter Credentials

World-Class Professional Interpreters

CLI seeks out the best interpreters in the world. We take great measures to select highly qualified interpreters with national certifications and industry-specific expertise.

Our systematic method of separating merely bilingual speakers from competent, professional interpreters ensures we are not a training ground for bilinguals; CLI is the standard for professional interpreter excellence.

CLI’s credentialing process guarantees that our professional interpreters are already skilled subject-matter experts, proficient in the art of interpreting, and experienced in diverse settings.

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2 Years
Minimum interpreting experience required

40 Hours
Minimum amount of training required for CLI interpreters.

90% or Higher
Score required to pass CLI’s rigorous interpreting exam.

Nationally Certified

Many CLI interpreters hold certifications through national organizations that include:

  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
  • National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)
  • Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts’ interpreter examination

We Speak Your Language

24/7 access to CLI’s professional interpreters ensures that our customers are compliant with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. With thousands of interpreters in 230+ languages, we’ve got you covered — no matter what industry you’re in.

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Expert Medical Interpreters

CLI has maintained an enormous commitment to the healthcare industry since our inception. All interpreters are required to complete:

  • Annual HIPAA training, testing, and certification
  • Annual Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse prevention certification
  • Extensive medical interpreter testing and credentialing process

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Secure, U.S.-Based Interpreters

We utilize predominately U.S.-based interpreters, which provides easier enforcement of HIPAA, privacy laws, and security regulations; and enables better protection against identity theft.

For top security with our interpreters, CLI also:

  • Is fully compliant with HIPAA, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and DNV Healthcare standards
  • Meets the new Joint Commission Standards
  • Maintains current Safe Harbor certification
  • Holds current certification for PCI compliance

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Backed by National Quality Standards

CLI has long set its own high standards and continual interpreter monitoring to confirm quality, professionalism, and accuracy of interpretation.

CLI is also an active member of numerous organizations focused on the quality of interpreter services. We are working to advance national interpreter standards with our partners in the Association of Language Companies (ALC), and our founders are active in creating new standards for interpreting with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

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