Medical Language Testing
ALTA offers several medical language testing options to verify your staff’s ability to communicate with patients in their language.
As the chosen Medical Language Testing provider for healthcare organizations nationwide, ALTA performs thousands of language tests each year and has the largest archive of recorded language evaluations in the world.
To learn how we can help you with Language Testing, call 404.920.3825.
Qualified Bilingual Staff (QBS) Assessment
The Qualified Bilingual Staff (QBS) Assessment is a tool developed by Kaiser Permanente and administered by ALTA to test bilingual medical staff for their level of target language proficiency. Specifically, the QBS is designed to assess staff members’ ability to directly communicate with target language-speaking patients in a medical setting. Secondarily, it measures interpreting skills for a range of medical terminology and tasks including general sight translation.
Clinician Cultural and Linguistic Assessment (CCLA)
The Clinician Cultural and Linguistic Assessment (CCLA) is a tool developed by Kaiser Permanente and administered by ALTA to determine the level of target language proficiency of bilingual physicians. Specifically, the CCLA is designed to assess target language communication (speaking, reading, and listening comprehension) in a primary care medical setting in a linguistically and culturally sensitive manner without the use of an interpreter.
Speaking and Listening Assessment
ALTA’s Speaking and Listening Assessment allows you to effectively screen for global proficiency in the target language. This test rates the ability of the candidate to understand and verbally communicate directly in the language in a general context. Customization is also available.
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Other Language Tests
In addition to Medical Language Testing, ALTA offers general language tests for all types of organizations and government agencies.
Contact Language Testing
ALTA currently provides Language Testing for organizations only. Please fill out the following form to contact one of our language testing directors.