Communication Skills Test (CST)

  • LO-CST- Language-Only (no industry related terminology)
  • HC-CST- Healthcare (non-provider)
  • MP-CST- Medical Provider
  • SP-CST- Specialty Provider
  • ED-CST- Education

Are you testing for admissions to the CMIT (Core Medical Interpreter Training), BTG (Bridging the Gap), or another interpreter training program?


LO-CST – Language Only Communication Skills Test

Assesses: Ability to effectively communicate with speakers in both English and another language. Does not include evaluation of any industry related terminology.

Methodology: Interview in both languages

Successful candidates of this test will be considered ready to interact with speakers of both English and another language in a professional setting. (Industry specific/customized topics may available upon request. Customer specific content may be developed for an additional fee.)


HC-CST – Communication Skills Test for non-provider healthcare staff members 

Assesses: Ability of non-providers working in a healthcare environment (such as medical receptionists, schedulers, billers, call center staff, medical assistants, nursing assistants, etc.) to effectively communicate at a level required to attend patients in both English and another language while maintaining standards of care.

Methodology: Interview in both languages

Successful candidates of this test will be considered ready to interact with speakers of both English and another language in a healthcare setting while maintaining quality of care. (Customer specific content may be developed for an additional fee.)


MP-CST – Medical Provider Communication Skills Test 

Assesses: Ability of Physicians (MD, DO, etc), Registered Nurses (RN), Nurse Practitioners (NP), and Physicians’ Assistants (PA) to effectively communicate at a level required to attend patients in both English and another language while maintaining standards of care.

Methodology: Interview in both languages

Successful candidates of this test will be considered ready to interact with speakers of both English and another language as medical providers while maintaining quality of care. (Other provider assessments in fields such as public health, speech pathology, and physical therapy, may available upon request. Customer specific content may be developed for an additional fee.)


SP-CST – Specialty Provider Communication Skills Test 

Assesses: Ability of psychologists, speech pathologists, physical therapists, social workers, public health workers, etc,  to effectively communicate at a level required to attend patients in both English and another language while maintaining standards of care.

Methodology: Interview in both languages

Successful candidates of this test will be considered ready to interact with speakers of both English and another language as medical providers while maintaining quality of care. (Other provider assessments in fields such as public health, speech pathology, and physical therapy, may available upon request. Customer specific content may be developed for an additional fee.)


ED-CST – Communication Skills Test for Education 

Assesses: Ability to effectively communicate with speakers in both English and another language.

Methodology: Interview in both languages

Successful candidates of this test will be considered ready to interact with speakers of both English and another language in a professional setting. (Industry specific/customized topics may available upon request. Customer specific content may be developed for an additional fee.)