Medical Interpreter Course

Our comprehensive 60-hour course, Medical Healthcare Interpreter Training, is a live, online course that meets the training requirements of CCHI and NBCMI.—When you successfully graduate from our program, we guarantee that you will pass your national certification exam, if you take it within 6 months of course completion, or we will refund your tuition. Learn more about The Guarantee.

Course Fee:

Complete program – includes bilingual assessment


Bilingual Assessment Only:

Pay program balance later


Are You Eligible?

The live, online training program is open to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Age 18 or older
  • U.S. high school diploma or GED, or the equivalent from another country
  • Proficient speaking skills in English and a second language
  • Successful completion of our bilingual assessment

Prepare for Success

Sign up and step forward

The registration process is simple. Start by purchasing your bilingual assessment. You do not need advanced knowledge of medical terminology—we assess your proficiency in your language and English and your ability to convert words from each language to the other. We’ll email you to schedule the assessment. The assessment takes from 20 to 30 minutes. After you pass your assessment, purchase the course and indicate which live, online session you prefer. Then, complete and submit the admission form.

Our program goes well beyond the basics

You will start by learning the issues that will impact your career and your role, whether it be interpreting in the emergency department, a dentist office, or in the office of a school nurse. Throughout the program, you will work with your complete medical terminology textbook while you focus on learning the “must know” terms in our carefully curated terminology book. 

Practice makes perfect

You will also spend a lot of time practicing the skills you need to be successful. This practice time is challenging, rewarding, and designed to deliver success. Our instructors help you form the habits needed to continue refining your skills. We want you to succeed in your interpreting career.

Ready for the challenge

At the end of the program, you will take a final exam and, if you pass, you’ll receive a certificate of completion. The core terminology e-book is yours to keep. You will have online access to the course textbook for 3 months after you complete the course. (You may purchase a softcover version.) You will have online access to the medical terminology book for 6 months after you first access it. Use these valuable references as you study for your certification exam.

What You’ll Learn

We teach:

  • Medical terminology and additional resources
  • Professional standards of practice
  • Practical tips and techniques from practicing interpreters
  • Exercises to improve your memory skills
  • How to prepare for national interpreter certification testing

We help you learn your role as a medical or healthcare interpreter:

  • The modes of interpreting and how to use them
  • Managing the interpreting session: before, during, and after
  • Where to position yourself in the room for the greatest benefit of the patient and doctor
  • How to handle uncomfortable situations in a professional manner

While the emphasis of our program is on interpreting skills, you will also learn about:

  • Landmark cases that led to the development of the medical and healthcare interpreting profession
  • Facts about the limited English proficiency (LEP) population
  • Barriers and challenges LEP patients face when seeking and receiving healthcare services in the U.S.
  • Key U.S. legislation regarding language access services
  • How the U.S. healthcare system is different from the way healthcare is provided in other countries

Option 1: Pay now

Option 2: Choose a payment plan

*Assessment fee is applied towards program fee if student passes assessment and enrolls.
Bilingual assessment and course materials are non-refundable.
Refund Policy