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Commission for Medical Interpreter Education



CMIE Mission Statement

To enhance both the competitiveness of medical interpreting educational entities and the quality of medical interpreting education by promoting and facilitating an accreditation process of educational standards.


What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is the process by which a standards developing organization such as the IMIA recognizes or endorses a program or organization that meets specific measurable standards, after a thorough review process by auditors, and a site visit. This is similar to the process of certification of individuals to recognize an individuals knowledge and skills for meeting specific measurable standards, except that it is for organizations. Many of you are familiar with organizations that have met the ISO 9000 Standard, for example or the How NBCMI and CCHI achieved the NCCA Accreditation for Certifying Bodies.


Step 1:
Complete Candidate's Checklist: 
Click HERE 

Step 2:
Complete the online application form:
Click  HERE

Step 3: 
Complete payment of the fee.
To review fee schedule, please visit HERE 

For Frequently Asked Questions, please visit HERE


CMIE Info Session Recording (Sept 2015)

To view, please click HERE

2015 CMIE Accreditation Powerpoint Presentation

Short version, to view please click HERE
Complete version, to view please click HERE

CMIE Standards
To view, please click HERE 
An Accreditation Q&A
To view please click HERE

Meet the Accreditation Commissioners and Advisory Board:

Accreditation History:

IMIA Accreditation Survey July 2013

2010 IMIA Minimal Qualifications Survey - Educators

2010 IMIA Minimal Qualifications Survey Voices

IMIA Accreditation Primer

IMIA 2nd Trainers Symposium Accreditation Focus Group

National Accreditation Standards Presentation

Accreditation Program Trainer Symposium 2012 Feedback

Accreditation Survey Results as of January 16, 2013

National Accreditation Standards For Medical Interpreter Educational Programs


Additional Documents

>Letter to Instructors about CMIE Education Standards

>CMIE Flyer

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