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The Nominations Committee of the National Board is pleased to announce that the nomination period for Board Directors has opened. The National Board is looking for stakeholders interested in being part of its leadership as we expand access and availability of oral and written exams. 

The nomination period is open through May 18, 2018

Eligibility and Commitment:

  • Only Certified Medical Interpreters (CMIs) are eligible to serve on the National Board.
  • Previous experience serving on a Board of Directors is preferred, but not required.
  • Membership requires a minimum commitment of 5 hours per mont, including a monthly meeting (via conference call).


  • Attend board meetings and other meetings regularly called by the Executive Committee of the National Board.
  • Make serious commitment to participate actively in board and committee work.
  • Volunteer for and willingly accept assignments and completes them on time.
  • Stay informed about committee matters, prepares well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
  • Get to know other members and registrants of the National Board and build a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
  • Are active participants in the board's annual evaluation and planning efforts.
  • Participate in fundraising efforts for the organization.
  • Make efforts to attend the annual in-person meeting. (2018 meeting will happen during the CHIA conference in Irvine, CA on March 2-3)
  • Abide by the bylaws of the International Medical interpreters Association and by the Policies and Procedures of the National Board.

Nomination Process:

If you are interested in nominating yourself for this position, please submit the following:

  • Your resume / curriculum vitae.
  • One reference letter.
  • An essay (150 words) stating your commitment to the responsibilities and the reasons you should be on the Board.
  • Your picture in .gif or .jpeg format.

Please submit all your nomination materials together via email to [email protected] before 5:00 p.m. EST on May 18, 2018.

Successful candidates will be notified by email on June 4, 2018.

Late nominations or those not meeting the above requirements will not be accepted.

About the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters is an autonomous certifying body formed from an independent group of industry professionals who represent all key stakeholder groups, including professional medical interpreters, trainers, employers, providers, and regulators. The National Board developed the first comprehensive national medical interpreting certification program. The National Board is a special division of the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) and has independent authority over all essential certification decisions. The purpose of certification is to ensure limited English proficiency patient safety by rigorous evaluation and assurance of the competency of medical interpreters through written and oral exams. Those who pass the written and oral exams are bestowed the CMI credential, which stands for Certified Medical Interpreter. For more information, visit: