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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, interpreters can expect much faster than average employment growth over the next decade. Because of the high demand, there is an increasing trend for healthcare institutions to now require medical interpreters to have advanced training and become nationally certified. Take this next step in your career with the Advanced Medical Interpreter Certificate.

Snapshot

Format: Classroom

Hours: 32 hours / 3.2 CEUs

Where: UGA’s Gwinnett campus

When: Nov. 4 - Dec. 9, 2017

Cost: $899 (includes materials)

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The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, in collaboration with Westbridge Solutions, has developed a unique and intensive course designed to meet the educational and skills based training needs of medical interpreters seeking to gain and/or maintain their certification.

Course Topics:

  • The Path to National Certification
  • Code of Ethics Review
  • CLAS Standards, Title VI and HIPPA
  • Sight Translation
  • Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpretation 
  • Remote Interpreting
  • Interpreter Role Play with Language Coach
  • An Overview of the Body Systems and Terminology
  • Language and Communication Language Access Requirements
  • How to Work with a Professionally Trained Interpreter and Untrained Bilingual Staff
  • Strategies for Communicating and Connecting Across Cultures
  • Developing a Cultural Competence Plan

Professional Development Benefits

Learn about the pathways to certification.
Currently, there are two bodies of certification for medical interpreters, the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI). Our course helps students understand the differences between the two, and which is best suited for their needs.

Who Should Attend?

  • Interpreters wanting to prepare for the national certification exam
  • Nationally certified interpreters looking to complete their Continuing Education requirements
  • Those who have already successfully completed a 40-hour medical interpreter training course in any language.

Course Information

Course Number: 

88996

Course Date Info: 

November 4, 18, and December 2, 9, 2017
Saturdays
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Course Format: 
Classroom
Location: 
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
US
Course Fee(s): 

$899 (includes course materials)

Continuing Education Information: 

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 3.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the course.

Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
To receive the Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) the following is required:

  • Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments
  • Attendance at all four sessions
  • 70% or higher on Post Course Assessment