A certified medical interpreter must maintain all prerequisite certifications and satisfy the five-year recertification requirements to maintain his or her certification. For more information, see Chapter 1: BEI General Interpreter Certification Policies and Procedures, 1.8.2 Multiple Certificates and 1.9 Five-Year Certificate Recertification.

Medical certificate holders must satisfy the annual certificate renewal and five-year recertification requirements for both the prerequisite certificate and the medical certificate. For the medical certificate, 20 clock hours of the continuing education unit requirement for the five-year recertification requirement must be in medical interpretation knowledge and skills approved by DARS DHHS.