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Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training



The 64-Hour Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training prepares individuals to become successful medical interpreters. This language-neutral course, taught in English, is open to all languages. Participants will have the opportunity to practice speaking in their target (non-English) language through various role play activities. Prior experience in the medical and/or interpreting fields is helpful but not required!

This course is active and hands-on. Students will learn the necessary skills to become a qualified medical interpreter by participating in group activities, gaining practice interpreting from day one onward, and through the instruction and insight of our experienced trainers.


Participants of our 64-hour training will learn:

Interpreting Skills
Codes of Ethics
The Four Roles of the Medical Interpreter
Modes of Interpreting, including sight translation
Telephonic and Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
The U.S. Health Care System

U.S. Health Disparities

LGBTQIA Health Disparities in the U.S.

Introduction to Mental Health

Interpreting Skills for Mental Health
Communication Skills and Critical Thinking
Professional Development
Medical Vocabulary (anatomy, physiology, and more)


Upcoming classes in Seattle, WA:

November 6-10 and 13-15, 2017

Time: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Cost: $875.00

This training has been approved for 8 Washington State DSHS CEUs. Learn more here.

Apply by October 6, 2017 for information about our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!

All-inclusive training fee covers:

  • Language proficiency assessment (part of non-refundable $150 deposit)

  • 64 hours of training, which meets the national medical interpreter certification prerequisite for both the CCHI and the NBCMI 

  • 2017 Edition of The Bridging the Gap Textbook for Medical Interpreters

  • Bilingual medical glossary

  • Mental health glossary

  • Signed and individually numbered Certificate of Completion

Enrollment for this course typically fills up fast!

Please email for registration information.

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