Study Materials



The following pre-study materials are only for tests administered by LTC.


a) Social Service Interpreter Tests

Social Service Pre-test Study Packages for Certified Languages:

Study Booklets

Audio Practice Samples

Social Service Pre-test Study Package for Screened Languages:

Study Booklet

Audio Practice Sample


b) Document Translator Tests (Certified Languages Only)

Translator Pre-test Self-Practice Guides:

Practice Guides



(a) Certified Languages: Spanish, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese.

(b) Screened Languages: All languages and/or dialects other than the certified languages listed above. The study guides for these languages are language neutral, meaning they are in English only.


We encourage you to read about additional, important details regarding our tests in the LTC Examination Manual.


II. Third-Party Medical Interpreter Tests

For information on third-party medical interpreter tests, please visit the websites of the third-party testing entities:  

(1) For the CoreCHI exam, please visit the website of Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).

(2) For the Hub-CMI exam, please visit the website of The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI).

(3) For ALTA Language Services medical interpreter tests, please visit the ALTA Preparing For Your Test webpage, for information on test preparation and/or sample tests,.

Disclaimer: DSHS recognizes the tests provided by the above listed entities as alternative tests that meet the DSHS medical interpreter qualification standards. None of the listed entities is affiliated with DSHS, or vice versa. DSHS does not have any financial interest in any of the listed entities.