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Get Credentialed As A Qualified Bilingual Staff(QBS) Member or Provider

CanopyCredential™ is a standardized exam to measure and certify bilingual medical language proficiency for healthcare providers. It is specifically designed to assist healthcare facilities in identifying qualified bilingual staff in compliance with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

CanopyCredential is the only scenario-based medical proficiency assessment that simulates actual patient-clinician interactions.

Why Is Bilingual Credential Vital?

For Students


Increase the chance of residency match and hireability

Effectively address health disparities through improved communication with LEP patients

Shine on your clinical rotation when talking with LEP patients

For Patients


Improve the safety and quality of patient care

Decrease patient readmission rates in the LEP population

Increase overall patient satisfaction and HCAHPS scores

For Healthcare Professionals


Demonstrate your professional bilingual skills

Decrease stress and burnout when talking with LEP patients

Enhance communication accuracy & confidence

What is the CanopyCredential assessment like?

It measures appropriate language skills for clinicians and staff(not interpreters)

Bilingual clinicians and staff need specialized skills to effectively communicate with patients, including listening comprehension, oral communication, dialogue and interaction, and slight translation while treating patients directly in a language other than English. The current standard of using interpretation exams does not appropriately assess these skills. CanopyCredential is the only bilingual medical proficiency test specifically designed around patient-provider scenarios.

It integrates and evaluates socio-cultural communication skills

Along with effective language skills, it is important that communication with patients is socio-culturally appropriate. Understanding social norms, habits, and biases helps provide a framework for addressing barriers that are unique to that population. CanopyCredential is the only test that includes a measure of socio-cultural communicative competence.

It offers an assessment of both medical English and medical Spanish at once

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act requires bilingual clinicians and staff to be proficient in both English and a non-English language. For individuals who need to show proficiency in both languages, CanopyCredential offers an English assessment module. Test-takers can waive out of this portion of the test depending on their language background.

It provides an interactive, scenario-based video experience

Canopy Credential is the only test of healthcare language proficiency that uses scenario-based assessment. This involves a series of tasks that mimic real clinical encounters, with multiple test questions that pertain to a single scenario with a single patient. Unlike existing phone-based tests, test-takers watch authentic videos of patient encounters that serve as the basis for listening comprehension questions and speaking prompts.

We send you details and meaningful feedback

Our experienced raters will grade your test within 10-14 business days after you submit your test. Your scores will be mapped to our Canopy Scale for Bilingual Proficiency in Healthcare Communication, which was designed to align with other globally recognized scales (CEFR, ILR, ACFL). Your official Canopy scorecard gives you and your employer or potential employer a detailed description of your bilingual medical abilities. For more information, download the free  Canopy Toolkit For Bilingual Healthcare Communication.

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Medical Spanish One Level
$295
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$595
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  • Certificate of Completion
  • 45 CME Credits
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Credential Bilingual Assessment
$295
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  • CanopyCredential Assessment
  • Standard Rate: $295
  • 7-Day Refund
  • Credential ScoreCard
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$695
12-MONTH
  • CanopyLearn Medical Spanish
  • All-3-Levels
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  • One Attempt
  • 7-Day Refund
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Credential ScoreCard
  • 45 CME Credits
  • 45 CNE Credits
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  1. CanopyLearn Medical Spanish is a self-paced eLearning course. Completing all 3 medical Spanish courses on CanopyLearn does not guarantee you to achieve a certain score on the CanopyCredential bilingual assessment.
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Get Credentialed as Qualified Bilingual Staff to Improve Patient Communication