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 inpterpreting

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


Upcoming classes in Seattle, WA:

April 1-5, 2019 (40 hours)

May 13-17 & 20-22, 2019 (64 hours)

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:
April BTG: February 28
May BTG:  April 12
September BTG: August 23

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. 


Enrollment for this course typically fills up fast!

Please click here to register for the May 64-hour course or click here to register for the September 40-hour course.

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