Study Materials

 

I. DSHS LTC Tests

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

 

a) Medical Interpreter tests

Medical Pre-test Study Packages for Certified Languages:

Study Booklets

Audio Practice Samples

Medical Pre-test Study Package for Screened Languages:

Study Booklet

Audio Practice Sample

 

After August 1, 2022, DSHS medical interpreter tests are only open to candidates who have taken one or more tests with LTC and are yet to be certified. They will have two opportunities to pass each test (written or oral) by 12/31/2022 to get certified / authorized.

All new candidates, candidates who have never tested with LTC before 7/31/2022 and wish to pursue a DSHS medical interpreter credential, will need to test with one of the third-party testing entities.

 

b) 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

 

c) Document Translator Tests (Certified Languages Only)

Translator Pre-test Self-Practice Guides:

Practice Guides

 

Notes:

(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 UniversalLanguage Service medical interpreter tests, please visit the UniversalLanguage testing and certification webpage, where information on testing, registration, and fees as well as other resources is available.

For general inquires about UniversalLanguage testing, please Email: languagetesting@ulsonline.net

 

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.