The Community Interpreter® International
Join a field of passionate, committed professionals working in medical, legal, and school settings: Become a community interpreter! The Community Interpreter® International is a comprehensive 40-hour certificate training program. It provides the prerequisite for national medical interpreting certification. The Community Interpreter® International is an interactive, skills-based program. It’s never boring. It is also the most up-to-date program in the field and comes from nationally-recognized Cross Cultural Communications. The training sessions ground you in what you need to know to work as a professional interpreter. With a broader reach than Bridging the Gap, the focus in TCI is on medical, school and government or nonprofit service settings. With this program, you receive a copy of the most comprehensive textbook and workbook in the field. Content includes:
- Ethics and Standards of Practice
- Interpreting Protocols and Skills
- Professional Identity & Role of the Interpreter
- Medical Terminology
- Practical interpreting exercises
After we receive your training fee, you will receive instructions for signing up for your language assessment. The assessment is self-scheduled and takes about a half hour by computer. If you already have documentation of a language assessment, or if you’re already an LTC interpreter, we will waive the language assessment.
After we receive a passing score on your language assessment, you will be officially admitted to the course. If you don’t receive a passing score, you can wait three months and take the language evaluation again.
If you need to reschedule your language assessment, an additional fee will apply.
- Training fees: Fees can be paid online by Visa or MasterCard.
- The course is taught entirely in English, in order to accommodate a multi-lingual classroom.
- Courses meet from 9 am to 5 pm each day of training.
- You must attend all 40 hours to successfully complete the training program.
- The course is limited to a maximum of 20 candidates per class.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You must attend all five days of training to receive your certificate.
REGISTRATION FOR COURSE WILL CLOSE ON July 30th.
Cancellations made three weeks before the start of TCI will receive a full refund. Cancellations received within three weeks will receive a 50% refund. We cannot issue refunds for no-shows once the training begins. In order to cancel, you must contact Jessica Fisher.