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Make a difference and advance your career in the medical field by obtaining your certificate of completion as a medical interpreter through our Medical Interpreter Training Program. This certificate allows you to work as a professional interpreter and seek certification.

We are a Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) licensed provider of the Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training©. The training is a 40-hour course recognized by the Commission for Health Care (CCHI) and National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI).

What information is covered in the training?

The training covers:

  • Interpreting skills: roles, code of ethics, types of interpretation, and managing sessions

  • Culture and its impact on medical interpretation

  • Navigating the health care system

  • Medical terminology, including body systems and their functions

How much does the training cost?

The cost of the training is $550 and includes:

  • A $120 non-refundable deposit for the Language Proficiency Assessment 

  • 40 hours of training, which meets the National Medical Interpreter Certification prerequisite for both the CCHI and the NBCMI 

  • The required textbooks: Bridging the Gap Textbook for Medical Interpreters, Bilingual Medical Glossary, and Mental Health Glossary or Guide to Common Medications

  • A Certificate of Completion

What are the prerequisites?

No medical or previous interpreting background is required. In order to be considered for admission to the training, you must:

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalency

  • Be bilingual in English and one of these languages

  • Have the ability to read and write at an advanced level in your target language

  • Pre-register to reserve a seat in the course

  • Pass the Language Proficiency Assessment 

How do I register?

Due to COVID-19, trainings will be held virtually. If you are interested in learning more or registering for a future training, please complete our inquiry form.

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Our next training begins on May 4, 2021. Contact us to learn more or to register.

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