CMIE (Commission for Medical Interpreter Education) Standards

 

Age Requirements:

  • Minimum requirements is 18 years of age old
  • 21 years of age is recommended

 

Oral Proficiency Requirements in the main language of the country shall be determined by one or more of the following:

  • Over 5 years of verified professional experience in the main language of the country

  • A Bachelor, Masters, PhD, or any other degree from any accredited institution of higher education where the main language is spoken

  • Graduation from a high school where the main language is the medium of instruction

  • ACTFL  Oral  Exam  administered  by  a  third  party  (Minimum  score:  Advanced  Mid  Level  or  equivalent to ILR 2)

  • Validated Third-Party Language Exams (For English, see Appendix I)

  • Equivalent to ACTFL Advanced Mid-level or ILR 2

Evidence of supporting documents (Diplomas or Certificates, CV and/or Test results) MUST be submitted in order to be accepted in the program.

Oral Proficiency Requirements in the other language shall be established by any ONE of the following:

  • Over five years of verified professional experience in the other language

  • Bachelor, Masters, PhD, or any other degree from an institution of higher education where that language is spoken

  • Graduation from a high school where the language is the medium of instruction

  • ACTFL Oral Exams administered by a third party (Minimum score: Advanced Mid Level or equivalent to ILR 2.

  • Validated Third-Party Language Exams

  • Equivalent to ACTFL Advanced Mid-level or ILR 2.

Evidence of supporting documents (Diplomas or Certificates, CV and/or Test results) MUST be submitted in order to be accepted in the program.

 

Appendix 1: Language Proficiency Exams Validated Language Exams

  • ACTFL Oral Exams (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages): Advanced Mid-Level

  • BEST Plus computer adaptive assessment: High Intermediate or above.

  • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English, Level 4): B

  • COPI (Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument) based on ACTFL rating (Advanced Mid Level)

  • CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English, Level 5): B

  • ECPE (Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English): PASS

  • ELPT (English Language Proficiency Test): 950+

  • FCE (First Certificate in English, Level 3): A

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 7.0+

  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) 80+

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570+ on paper; 230+ computer version; 90+ on iBT.

  • Validated language exam equivalent to ILR2 or higher.

 

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