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certified

  •  All  of  our  Sierra  interpreters  are  certified  by  the  state  of  California  or  its  awarded  partners  (CCHI  and NBCMI)


  • Qualified  through  our  educational  partners,  by  having  completed  a minimum of  6  months instruction  on  medical  terminology  with  an  emphasis  on  worker’s  compensation  claims management.


  • We  have worked  on  hundreds  of  claims  for  work  injuries  and occupational  diseases.


Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A CCHI CERTIFICATION?

The CoreCHI™ and CHI™ (Core Certification Healthcare Interpreter) and CHI (Certified Healthcare Interpreter), are  the highest  certifications  available  in  the  nation  for healthcare  interpreters,  and  a  professional  recognition of qualification.They are granted by the Certification Commission of Healthcare Interpreters.


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STATE INTERPRETER CERTIFICATION?

Professional  court  interpreters  must  possess  an  educated, native‐like  mastery  of  both  English  and  a second  language;  display  wide  general  knowledge,  comparable to  that  of  a  minimum  two  years  of general  education  at  a  college  or  university;  and  perform  the  three major types of court interpreting:  sight  translation, consecutive  interpreting,  and simultaneous  interpreting.

Several  colleges and  universities  offer  courses,  to  prepare  candidates  for  the  NCSC  exam.


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CMI CERTIFICATION BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF CERTIFICATION FOR MEDICAL INTERPRETERS

The  CMI  certification  program  is  governed  by  the  National  Board  of  Certification  for  Medical  Interpreters, an  independent  division  of  the  International  Medical  Interpreters  Association  (IMIA).  Their  exams  are available on  demand.  Prerequisites  for  the  exam  include  a  High  School  or  GED  diploma,  successful completion  of  a medical  interpreter  educational  program  (minimum  40  hours  duration)  and  proof  of  Oral Proficiency  in English.


A  linguistic  professional  boasts  exceptional  knowledge  of  the  languages  he  or  she  has  mastered, including  the  rules  of: Grammar  –  Syntax  –Punctuation  –Spelling  –Localisms  and  Regionalisms

CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS

Our  interpreters  and  translators  are  required  to  abide  by  the  following  code  of  conduct  and  ethics:

Punctuality
Preparedness
Appropriate dress
Courtesy towards all parties
Equal treatment
Respect for private, confidential and privileged information
Continuous education and skill enhancement
Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Health Care
American Translators Association Code of Ethics and Professional Practice

MEDICAL INTERPRETING TEAM

Our Medical Interpreting Team is fully prepared to aid in situations where accuracy and clear communication can have a direct effect in a person´s health. These amazing experts work in health facilities, hospitals and doctor´s offices, enabling smooth doctor-­patient interactions.

LEGAL INTERPRETING TEAM

Members of our Legal Interpreting Team are experienced in working in legal settings, such as courtrooms and law offices. Their training enables them to work in situations where interpretations can have legal ramifications. They facilitate depositions, court proceedings, and effective attorney‐client interactions.

WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS MANAGEMENT TEAM

Members of this team boast deep linguistic knowledge of both medical and legal fields, and facilitate the communication between parties on claims for disability compensation programs, including wage replacement benefits, medical treatment and vocational rehabilitation.

A DIVERSE TEAM OF EXPERTS:

Members of our diverse team of interpreters hold experience in different fields, such as business, the manufacturing and scientific industry, to match a different set of needs, such as business meetings, production plant visits, conferences and conventions.

Over fireen years of proven workers’ compensation experience
Over 20,000 appointments attended by our interpreters each year
Comprehensive Statewide Interpreter Network
Reliable support in Spanish and several other languages
Smart Translation Communication System
Affordable