Over Twenty-Five 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.


*Due to the long delays, uncertainties and high costs of shipping our textbooks internationally at this time, we are unfortunately unable to offer the online BTG training program to students outside the United States until further notice.


November 9 – December 5 (40-hour course)


Online via Zoom

*Excludes Veteran’s Day and November 25-28*


Monday – Friday, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pacific Time
Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time
*Please remember to check your local time zone*

Cost: $750


Early Bird Deadline (Receive $50 off!): October 2, 2020
Application Deadline: October 19, 2020
Payment Deadline: October 23, 2020


February 1 – 12, 2021 (40-hour course)

Online via Zoom

Class is limited to 12 participants and CCHCP may close applications before the application deadline once the class is full.


 Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific Time
*Please remember to check your local time zone*
Cost: $750


Early Bird Deadline (Receive $50 off!): December 23, 2020
Application Deadline: January 6, 2021
Payment Deadline: January 13, 2021

Click here to apply!


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


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


Early Bird Deadlines

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:


February BTG 2021: December 23, 2020


CCHCP reserves the right to cancel a class that does not have minimum enrollment. If CCHCP cancels a class, the $150 registration fee will be refundable.


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

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