Twenty Years of Training Language Access Professionals

Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training

 

The Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training prepares individuals to become successful medical interpreters. This language-neutral course, taught in English, is open to speakers of all languages. Prior experience in the medical and/or interpreting fields is helpful but not required!

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 40-hour training will learn:
Interpreter roles

National codes of ethics

Interpreting skills practice

Culture and its impact on interpreting

Introduction to medical terminology


The 64-hour training covers the foundational skills above and includes:

Health disparities

Considerations for interpreting for LGBTQIA communities and in mental health settings

Additional medical terminology

 

Enrollment for this course typically fills up fast! 

Please click here to register for the September 40-hour course.

Upcoming classes in Seattle, WA:

September 16 – 20, 2019 (40 hours)

Time: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Location: Pacific Tower
1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
(Beacon Hill)

 

40-hour training cost: $750.00

 

64-hour training cost: $875.00

Apply early to take advantage of early bird pricing!
Applicants that submit their registration packet and pay their registration fee before the following dates will receive a $50 tuition discount:

September BTG: August 12

All-inclusive pricing covers:

  • Language proficiency assessment

  • 40 – 64 hours of training, which meets the national medical interpreter certification prerequisite for both the CCHI and the NBCMI 

  • Textbooks: Bridging the Gap Textbook for Medical Interpreters, bilingual medical glossary, and mental health glossary or Guide to Common Medications

  • Signed and individually numbered Certificate of Completion

Current DSHS certified medical interpreters are eligible to receive up to 8 CEUs upon successful completion of either 64-hour course and the 40-hour course. 

 

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