Home Care Aide Individual Interpreter Project

Individual Interpreter Project

The Department of Health offers the home care aide examination in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

We provide an interpreter to read the home care aide examination. We will make an attempt to accommodate other languages not currently translated.

There is a limited amount of money allotted to this project. The department will handle all requests on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the funds run out and no additional funds are available, the project ends, and your request may not be accepted.

How to apply for the individual interpreter project

  • Submit a testing accommodations request packet (PDF). This must indicate the language the applicant needs an interpreter for, instead of checking one of the boxes listing the current available languages. Applicants requesting an individual interpreter should fill out page 3, but do not need to complete the Professional Evaluator Form on pages 4-5.
  • The interpreter will be reading and translating from the English version of the examination.
  • The department makes no guarantees regarding the quality of the interpreter or that they speak the same dialect as the candidate. Candidates are encouraged to be as specific as possible in identifying the language and dialect when submitting their form.