MasterWord’s Health Care Interpreter Assessment (HCIA) consist of two parts: written and oral.
The written assessment contains 75 multiple choice questions and is only the first of two steps toward becoming a MasterWord approved health care interpreter. Examinees are allowed 45 minutes to complete the assessment. In order to pass the test and advance to the oral portion, you must receive a score of 80% or greater.
The oral assessment consists of five mini-consecutive interpreting scenarios and one brief document to be sight translated. In order to pass, you must receive a score of 75% or greater.
This assessment is for the following languages ONLY: