Volunteer Requirements

Volunteer Requirements

Path to Volunteering

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Language Proficiency Assessment

2

Training Workshop

3

National Certification Exam

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Language Proficiency Assessment

Training Workshop

National Certification Exam

1

Language Proficiency Assessment

Options:

  1. 24 hrs language coursework completed
  2. Parrot Language Test
    • Spanish only
    • $35
    • 30 min online exam, on demand
    • Level ILR-2+ required
  3. Language Testing International Oral Proficiency Interview – computer (LTI OPIc)
    • 120+ languages available
    • $105
    • 20-40 min online exam, scheduled before hand

2

Interpreter Training Workshop

The Community Interpreter: Medical Focus

  • 40-hr virtual OSU workshop
  • Dec. 2020 or May 2021

Sign up options (choose one):

  1. Sign up directly on website ($375 out of pocket)
  2. 1.Sign up through OSU Registrar by registering for CLLC 5100 (2nd session Spring)
    • 3 credit-hour course
    • Training can be paid through fiscal aid / scholarships
    • Only requirement to pass would be to attend workshop
    • Not available for December, but will be for April workshop

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National Certification Exam

NBCMI National Certification Exam recommended

Options (choose based on language):

  1. Hub-CMI certification
    • Required for all languages
    • Written Exam
    • $210 total
    • 4 year long certification
  2. CMI certification
    • Offered for Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Korean and Vietnamese
    • Written exam (Hub-CMI) + separate oral exam
    • $485 total for both exams
    • 5-yr long certification
    • If CMI certification available for your language, you have 2 yrs to take oral exam before your certification expires w/o renewal option