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Medical/Healthcare Interpreting 101™  a 40-hour training for certification

Workshop/Course Description: As the demand of medical/healthcare interpreters increases, so does that the need for linguists and bilingual professionals to place themselves competitively in the marketplace as they seek job opportunities as interpreters.   The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters provide a nationwide professional credential of competency to Certified Healthcare Interpreters (CHI™), Core Certified Healthcare Interpreters (CoreCHI™) and Certified Medical Interpreters (CMI™).

This 40-hour training is designed to prepare individuals who are interested in becoming certified interpreters in the healthcare/medical sector by covering all topics under the knowledge areas that are tested by both national certification written examinations, and it provides an opportunity to practice the modes of interpreting tested in the oral component.

Learning objectives: 

Understand healthcare and medical terminology, including body systems, medical specialties, medical tests, diagnostic procedures and treatmentLearn the most current legislation and regulations both at national and California state levelUnderstand roles, protocols, standards and ethics that guide interpreters on how to prepare for and manage an interpreting encounter, interact with other healthcare professionals and demonstrate cultural responsiveness and competence.Practice Interpreting modes in English and the language of service
Participants receive a Certificate of Completion upon obtaining a cumulative score of 70% or above for all quizzes.  Participants with a cumulative score below 70%  in quizzes will receive a Certificate of Attendance.  Both types of Certificates can be used during the application process for either Certification organization to meet the minimum requirement of 40 hours of training in medical interpreting.  Those who receive a Certificate of Attendance are particularly advised to additional self-study time and/or additional training before applying for the Written Examination for Certification.
Online Self-Paced Attendance
Complete the 40-hour training when is most convenient to you at your own pace.  You choose the days and times that fit best your schedule and we’ll provide you access to view lecture modules and print all study material!

Instructor’s over-the-phone support is available to address questions on lecture points and activities

Online Live Instruction Attendance
Complete the 40-hour training in 3 Fridays & 2 Saturdays by Interacting with your instructor just like in a traditional classroom course!

Dates For a Next Live-Instruction Session TBD

Training Fees:
Self-Paced Training $500.00
Live Online Instruction $850.00

The Self-Paced Training Fee is exclusive to interpreters who register individually, and it is not applicable when REACH serves as a vendor of organizations that seek to train several staff members/groups. For more information on these types of inquiries, please contact the Training Lounge.

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Online Self-Paced $500.00 USD 
Online Live Instruction $850.00 USD 
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Cancellations made less than 1 week before the first day of the Live Instruction training are not eligible for a full refund.  The registration fee will be fully credited and can be used toward any training of choice of the same or lesser fee amount.  
For the online self-paced training option, cancellations after having received access to training material is not eligible for a refund.