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The University of Georgia is one of a select few higher education institutions that offers formal training for interpreting professions. Our wide array of online and classroom courses are taught by expert interpreters and trainers with years of professional experience that will teach the skills you need to become a highly qualified professional interpreter.

Successful interpreters require a thorough understanding of the concepts, cultures, terminology, environment, and issues associated with their specific interpreting roles. In addition, they need to know and adhere to their profession’s ethical codes and standards of practice. With training from UGA, you’ll acquire all of this knowledge and be ready for any challenge that comes your way.

 

Online certificate programs   |   Classroom certificate programs

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Certificate programs – online

Certificate programs – online

(Online or Classroom: Gwinnett)
The medical field needs interpreting professionals to help Spanish-speaking people with limited English proficiency. If you are fluent in both languages, this course expands your career options. 

(Online)
In this online, instructor-led course, bilingual individuals who work in schools or educational settings will learn the principles of interpreting and translation in an education environment. The program enables the participant to serve as a linguistic counselor who maintains the flow of communication without manipulating the message's content.

(Online)
This online, instructor-led course will be invaluable to language interpreters who work with school officials, teachers and parents of special education children in K-12 settings. You’ll gain skills in accurately conveying information that can influence a child’s placement, support and eligibility for special education services.

(Online)
This four-day online course covers advanced topics in interpretation, translation, cultural competence and ethics as well as provides opportunities for interpreter role play with a language coach.

Certificate programs – classroom

Certificate programs – classroom

(Classroom: Gwinnett)
The medical field needs interpreting professionals to help Korean-speaking people with limited English proficiency. If you are fluent in both languages, this course expands your career options. 

(Classroom: Gwinnett)
This program prepares you for the State Court Interpretation Certification Test so you can assist Spanish-speaking people communicate during court proceedings.