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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.

Announcing: Bridging the Gap Scholarships 2020!

We are pleased to announce two scholarship opportunities for individuals interested in taking the Bridging the Gap medical interpreter training in August or September! The deadline to apply is June 30th. Please click here to download the application form.

Upcoming BTG Dates: 

August 3-7, 10-12 (64-hour course)
September 14-18 (40-hour course)


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

Upcoming classes in Seattle, WA:

August 3-7, 10-12, 2020 (64-hours)

Application Deadline: July 20, 2020

September 14-18, 2020 (40-hours)

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020


Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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


40-hour training cost: $750.00

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64-hour training cost: $875.00

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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:


Early Bird Deadlines

August BTG 2020: July 3

September BTG 2020: August 17

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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