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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.


Format: Classroom

Credit: CEU/CCHI approved CEs

Where: UGA’s Gwinnett campus

When: Oct 20 - Nov 17, 2018

Cost: $799

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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 advance their knowledge and prepare to earn 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 organizations, their credentials, and which is best suited for their needs. Preparation information for the medical interpreter national certification exams offered by both organizations is also covered.

The program is nationally accredited by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) for 16.50 instructional hours. These hours can be applied towards the 32 hours (16 hours per a two-year cycle) continuing education recertification requirement.

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: 


Course Date Info: 

October 20, November 3, 10, 17, 2018
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

$799 (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. The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) has approved this program for 16.50 CE credits. 5.75 credits are approved performance based CE. 

Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
To receive the Certificate of Program 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