What is the CanopyCredential bilingual assessment?

The first-ever standardized assessment to measure the medical bilingual proficiency (medical English and medical Spanish) for healthcare

CanopyCredential™ is the first-ever standardized assessment to measure the medical bilingual proficiency (medical English and medical Spanish) for healthcare.

CanopyCredential assessment is highly focused on the listening and speaking skills necessary to qualify the healthcare professionals to appropriately apply their bilingual skills in a health care environment. Hosted on Canopy’s own web-based software, users are presented with authentic assessment tasks that simulate real-life interactive activities within a clinical care setting. 

In addition to the medical Spanish assessment, CanopyCredential includes a self-assessment and validation exercise of the participant’s English skills, with embedded logic to direct to a full proficiency assessment of their English skills, if necessary. This approach aligns with all compliance standards required in the domain of US health care and the Affordable Care Act Section 1557 to establish Qualified Bilingual Staff (QBS). 

After completing the assessment, test-takers will receive a Canopy Scorecard, based on the CanopyScale™(developed based on the CEFR international fluency scale). The Canopy Scorecard will specify their competency level in speaking, listening, and sociocultural competence which is measured by effectiveness, and impartiality. Test-takers that reach industry-recommended standards will receive the appropriate QBS designation.