Healthcare & Community Interpreter Training Class (SVC-60)
Language Neutral
2020 Fall - Saturdays, 09/05/20 to 12/12/20 - 2 to 6 PM CST

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (US Central Standard Time)

Start date: 09/05/2020
End date: 12/12/2020

Delivered LIVE via ZOOM

COST - there are two parts to the class cost:

Part 1 - Screening language proficiency assessment: $50.00 (non-refundable)
All class candidates must apply and take a screening language proficiency assessment. Candidates who pass with a score of 80% or higher are eligible to register for the class, and must pay the fee detailed below to secure a spot in the class.

Part 2 - Class Fee, includes all class materials and full training manual:

Option 1:   15% Off > $637.50

                  (full payment at registration)


Option 2:    20% Off > $600.00
(full payment at registration for staff or member of partner
                     organization; proof of active employment or membership required)


Option 3:    Regular > $750.00, payable in 4 installments:
                     1) $300.00 at registration
                     2) $150.00 by end of class on week 2
                     3) $150.00 by end of class on week 4
                     4) $150.00 by end of class on week 6


Class Overview

  • This language neutral 60-hour training is designed to prepare bilingual individuals as qualified medical/healthcare interpreters as required by federal healthcare regulations. It also fulfills the 40-hour class/training component for those interested in pursuing national medical/healthcare interpreter certification. This class covers all topics under the knowledge areas tested in both current national medical/healthcare certification written exams, and provides hands-on training sessions to practice interpretation modes and skills for the oral portion of those national exams.

  • Additionally, this class covers topics and skills related to interpreting in educational and community settings (schools, community centers, hotels, social services encounters, etc.) to prepare the student for those types of sessions.

  • This is a language neutral class: it is taught in English with significant language-specific practice throughout.

  • Bonus: full class payment includes ONE FREE 90-minute one-on-one  professional coaching session after the end of the class, to guide students in their career path.


Who Should Enroll

  • Bilingual individuals seeking employment/contract work in healthcare, education, hospitality, and social services settings, among others

  • Any healthcare professional, school, hotel or social services administrative staff frequently called upon to interpret, but without professional training

  • And: anyone who, whether they have experience or not, wishes to pursue a career in healthcare and/or community interpreting


All applicants to this class must fulfill all of the requisites below:

  • Be at least 18 years of age. Acceptable proofs of age are a driver’s license, a birth certificate, or a passport.

  • Submit a high school or GED diploma.

  • Pass the screening language proficiency assessments in English and their other language(s) of service each with a score of at least 80%. Assessments include reading comprehension, speaking and writing.

Class Approval with Affidavit of Successful Completion
This is an
active-participant grade-based class. In order to approve this class and receive their Affidavit of Successful Completion (one of the documents needed to apply for certification) students MUST:

  • Score at least 70 % on average in the three graded class items

  • Meet the attendance requirements, as follows:

    • 85% attendance (at least 13 of 15 class sessions - orientation counts as a class session), although 100% class attendance is highly encouraged

    • For each missed class, submit a make-up assignment in addition to getting caught up with class work and homework, as detailed in the class syllabus

  • Do their advance reading for each class session (weekly advance readings average between 8 and 12 pages medium sized font)

  • Actively participate in class and engage with peers as they build community


Class Application
Step 1: please complete the form below, submit a copy of your high school/GED diploma, and submit fee payment of $50.00 for screening language proficiency assessment. You will be contacted within 24 hours of your $50.00 payment submission to schedule your assessment.

Step 2 (for applicants who pass the screening language proficiency assessment with a score of at least 80%): please complete the form below fully. You will be contacted within 24 hours of form submission.

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