40-hour Intensive Medical Interpreter Training





This is a 40-hour self-paced online training course. It is designed to prepare you for interpreting in the healthcare industry. It is non-language specific and is open to all bilingual students. There is a 75-question knowledge quiz at the end.
Accredited for 4.0 RID (PINRA), 4.0 BEI M./I. CEUs (.7 Ethics), and 40 instructional hours by CCHI.

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This medical interpreter training course combines several of our on-demand healthcare interpreting and interpreter ethics courses and features additional introductory courses and deep practice exercises.


Learning objectives:

  1. Fundamentals of Healthcare Interpreting
    • Understand the basic principles and practices of interpreting in healthcare settings.
    • Familiarize with the roles and responsibilities of a healthcare interpreter.
  2. Interpreting Mechanics and Skills
    • Develop and practice effective interpreting techniques.
    • Enhance memory retention and note-taking skills for efficient interpreting.
  3. Medical Terminology
    • Learn essential medical terms used in healthcare settings.
    • Acquire knowledge of medical language and its proper usage during interpretation.
  4. Body Systems and Genetics
    • Gain an understanding of the human body systems and genetic information.
    • Apply this knowledge to accurately interpret medical information related to these topics.
  5. US Healthcare System
    • Navigate the US healthcare system effectively as an interpreter.
    • Understand the structure and functioning of the US healthcare system to assist patients and providers.
  6. Intercultural Interpreting
    • Develop skills for cross-cultural communication and interpreting.
    • Recognize and address cultural differences that may affect interpretation in healthcare contexts.
  7. Interpreter Ethics and Vicarious Trauma
    • Learn about the ethical standards and decision-making processes in healthcare interpreting.
    • Understand and manage vicarious trauma and stress associated with interpreting in medical environments.
  8. Review and Practice
    • Consolidate knowledge through review sessions and practice exercises.
    • Prepare for the final assessment through comprehensive practice and review.
  9. Preparation for National Certification
    • Meet the pre-certification requirements for national healthcare interpreter certification.
    • Complete the training with the necessary knowledge and skills to apply for certification.
  10. Assessment
    • Successfully pass a 75-question knowledge quiz to demonstrate comprehension of the course material.

Achieve at least 80% on the quiz to earn a completion certificate.