Start a new career as a medical interpreter or grow in your current role as a health care worker or patient navigator. Wherever you are in your career, interpreter training is essential to working with limited English proficient patients. As a medical interpreter, you will meet a critical need in the health care system and in your community. With our Bridging the Gap professional training, you gain the foundational skills to facilitate communication between patients and health care providers who speak different languages – not only addressing language barriers but enabling cross cultural understanding as well.

Already trained as a medical interpreter? Advance your role as a member of the health care team with CCHCP’s Connecting to Care: Patient Guide Training. This is a program for experienced interpreters. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for this course!

Interested in teaching our curriculum at your organization or in your community? Organizations that want to offer our medical interpreting training at their site(s) can sponsor staff members to attend one of our Training of Trainers courses and obtain a license to teach our medical interpreting programs.

Our Medical Interpreter Training Programs

Bridging the Gap (BTG)

Our widely-renowned Bridging the Gap program, taught since 1995, teaches all the foundational skills and specialized information to train individuals to become professional medical interpreters. Choose from our 40- or 64-hour course to help qualify for state and national certification.

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Connecting to Care: Patient Guide

Building on the success of Bridging the Gap, our Connecting to Care (CTC) training helps medical interpreters expand their scope of work. CTC teaches interpreters how they can help patients navigate the complex health care system with confidence. By taking this 24-hour course, interpreters can also earn CEUs.

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Training of Trainers (ToT)

We offer Training of Trainers courses to organizations who want to offer Bridging the Gap or Connecting to Care training at their organization and in their communities. Explore our Training of Trainer options and how interpreters can earn CEUs by taking our ToTs.

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Find Classes Near Me

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is taught across the U.S. and internationally. Take BTG close to where you live through a BTG licensed organization. All their trainers have been trained and authorized by us, The Cross Cultural Health Care Program, to teach the BTG curriculum.

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Our online store offers bilingual medical glossaries in 27 languages and several published studies on community and culture. If you are a BTG licensed agency, use your store login to order the BTG textbooks and receive 15% off all purchases.

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Mental Health Interpreting

Bridging the Gap in Mental Health Interpreting is a continuing education course that teaches the skills and knowledge to effectively interpret in mental health care. This training is a great way for interpreters to grow professionally and expand their current skillset. By taking this 24-hour course, interpreters can also earn CEUs.

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