Intensive Medical Interpreter Training – ONLINE

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Course Overview

This training package consists of 40 hours of training and it is a self-paced online course. It combines several of our on-demand healthcare interpreting and interpreter ethics courses and features additional introductory courses as well as deep practice exercises. This package is designed to prepare you for interpreting in the healthcare industry. It uses the latest and most effective interactive techniques, and provides an opportunity to learn and practice the most effective models for the interpreting process, advanced ethical decision making, memory and note taking, medical terminology, cross-cultural interpreting, and navigation of the US health care system. 

This program is non-language specific and is open to all bilingual students who meet the prerequisites.  Each unit has been designed by a team of qualified and experienced interpreter trainers specialized in the skills and knowledge taught in that unit and all content is presented in English. 

This training has been pre-approved as PINRA for 4.0 RID CEUs and 4.0 BEI M./I. CEUs (.7 Ethics).

This program meets the pre-certification requirement for healthcare interpreters, it is nationally accredited for 40.00 instructional hours by CCHI.


  • At least 18 years-old
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in English and another language by one of the following:
    • 5 years of verified professional experience in the language
    • High school diploma,  degree, or equivalent  from country where the language is spoken
    • A validated third-party language assessment (contact us for details)

Included Modules:

  • Special Module: Fundamentals of Interpreting in Healthcare 
  • Memory and Note Taking
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Interpreters
  • Intro to Medical Terminology
  • All body system units (Musculoskeletal, Nervous & Endocrine, Digestive & Urinary, Reproductive & Integumentary, and Cardiorespiratory & Lymphatic)
  • Special collection of Interpreting in the US healthcare system modules (including Mental health, oncology, and hospital documentation)
  • Special Collection of Interpreter Ethics Modules
  • Additional Interpreting Practice
  • BONUS FINAL EXAM: Health Care Interpreter Assessment (HCIA)®

The HCIA® is used as the final exam for the course. This test includes a performance assessment (oral), which is evaluated by qualified professionals who will provide you feedback on how to further improve your practice as a medical interpreter. This is a great preparation tool for certification and a new career as a professional healthcare interpreter.

6 thoughts on “Intensive Medical Interpreter Training – ONLINE

  1. Hello,

    I am certainly interested in taking this course but would like to know which third-party language assessment you validate? Please advise, thank you!

    Liliana Molina

  2. Hello, I am a native Spanish speaker from Argentina. I have lived in the states for over 45 years, however I am fluent, having majored in linguistics in college and teaching and tutoring Spanish privately . How can I complete an assessment in order to indicate my proficiency so that I can take this interpreter certification course.
    Thank you

  3. Hello Ruth, your education/work experience in the language suffice. Please note that, as the name suggests, it is an intensive course, which is why we insist on the level of proficiency.

  4. Hello Liliana, we accept most assessments. As the name suggests, this is an intensive course and someone without command of two languages will not be able to take advantage of the final exam. That is the reason for the requirement. If you have never been tested or would like to ensure your level of proficiency will suffice, see our assessment options at

  5. Is this online course or in person course?

  6. Thank you for your interest. This particular course is online. We do have this course available in person. Please visit to view our upcoming live trainings.

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