Expand Your Career Opportunities
Come join us in this interactive, hands-on and nationally recognized 40-hour interpreter training. You will learn the foundational skills and ethics needed to set yourself up for a successful career as a professional interpreter.
We will take a deep dive in to national Standards of Practice and give plenty of proctored role play that will help you confidently navigate interpreting encounters in the Community, Legal and Medical fields.
See the sessions list below to attend your next professional development opportunity.
All training sessions will provide:
- 10 days of training – 4 hours per day – 40 hours in total.
- Certificate upon completion.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom of the page
Upcoming Training Sessions:
Medical Interpreter Training
October 9 – October 30 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (total of 10 4-hour sessions)
This 40-hour course fulfills the interpreter training requirement to be considered a Qualified Medical Interpreter and will prepare you to pass the certification exam with either CCHI or NBCMI.
If you already have an independent contractor agreement with Interpreters and Translators, Inc. you are eligible for a 50% discount, so that your cost would be $400 instead of the regular $800.
Morning sessions: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm – Note: there will be no morning session for the October cohort.
Afternoon/Evening Sessions: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Note: You cannot “mix and match” morning and evening sessions
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for the course?
Fill out the form above and select the class you want. A member of our training staff will be in contact to confirm your registration and arrange for payment, or to answer any questions you have. Note: You are not signed up until our training staff makes this confirmation.
What is the cost of the training?
- $800 for non-contracted attendees.
- $400 for attendees who have a contractor agreement with iTi.
What are the payment options?
We accept credit cards or checks. Our training staff representative will make arrangements with you after you submit the above form.
Do I need to buy any additional materials to complete the course?
No, the three books used in the course are included in the price. Beyond that, you need only a reliable device with a video camera.
Why should I become a Qualified Medical Interpreter?
Federal law mandates that Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients have access to a Qualified Medical Interpreter in their preferred language. In order to comply with the law and avoid penalties, as well as to maximize compensation, medical providers have been increasingly requesting Qualified Medical Interpreters.
The use of such interpreters has improved communication, resulting in fewer errors, a reduction in the risk of medical malpractice, an improvement in health outcomes, and greater patient satisfaction. Because of a chronic shortage of interpreters throughout the country, practitioners are in high demand. Medical Interpreting has therefore become an increasingly popular and high-paying career over the past several years.
Going forward, many of iTi’s healthcare clients will only allow us to use Qualified Medical Interpreters for their assignments.
What are the minimum requirements to work as a qualified medical interpreter?
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
- Have proof of bilingualism and literacy through a validated language proficiency test.
- Provide a certificate of completion for a professional interpreter training course of at least 40 hours.
What is a language proficiency test?
A language proficiency test is an oral and/or written test that assesses an individual’s degree of fluency in a language. If you have not yet taken a proficiency test, we may ask you to complete one before taking the course. If you are a contracted interpreter with iTi, you have already passed our in-house language assessment and don’t need to take it again.
What is the difference between the certificate received after successfully completing the course and Medical Interpreter Certification?
Both credentials are recognized in the medical industry but are distinct from one another.
- Students are regarded as Professional Qualified Medical Interpreters once they have received a certificate of completion upon completing a 40-hour training course and passing the final assessment exam.
- To become a Certified Medical Interpreter, one must take and pass a written and oral examination from either the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) or the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).
What are the steps to becoming a Certified Medical Interpreter?
- Complete and pass a language proficiency test.
- Complete 40-hours of healthcare interpreter training.
- Pass a certification examination administered by either The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) or the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).