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CFCC certified to administer certification test for healthcare interpreters

Cape Fear Community College has been officially certified to administer the Commission Certification Healthcare Interpreters oral exam, according to CFCC officials.

According to CFCC's lead instructor for the Spanish Community Interpreting Program Patricia Armiñana, being able to offer this exam provides a much more convention option for local residents interested in becoming certified to work as an interpreter in the healthcare industry.

"In the past, our students in the Community Spanish Interpreter Program and other members in the community had to travel over hundred miles to take the certification exam. Now the college ​will be able to provide this service to all interested ​residents in the eastern part of​ the state," Armiñana said.​

Armiñana added that the importance of being certified is to ensure that the interpreter has some approved credentials by a professional organization.

"Most of [the] hospitals in the area will not hire an interpreter who is not certified," Armiñana said.

The exam will now be offered at CFCC's North Campus in Castle Hayne.

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