High School Diploma or equivalent. Receive a 75% or higher on the Interpreter Written Skills Assessment and submit the Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computers and the internet are required. By registering for the class, you acknowledge that you are fluent in both Spanish and English. Should you not meet the language requirement, no refunds or transfers will be approved.
The Interpreter Written Assessment and Program Application are located online. The instructions are here.
One requirement of national certification is the successful completion of a 40-hour course on Medical Interpreting. Our extensive Oral Interpreting practice also will help you prepare for taking the exams on the national level. Visit the International Medical Interpreters Association website for more information on obtaining a national certification.
What You’ll Learn
Describe the responsibilities of a medical interpreter
Define the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) code of ethics and standards of practice
Identify the anatomy of the body in both English and Spanish
Translate medical forms from English to Spanish
Recite medical terminology in both Spanish and English
Conduct a health-related interview using appropriate medical vocabulary
Recognize the unique traits of Hispanic culture
Recognize the boundaries of professional practice by abstaining from personal involvement
Accurately interpret and translate all spoken messages, medical forms, procedures, and symptoms in a healthcare environment
View the Application & FAQs page for the Medical Interpreter Certificate.
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