Summer 2021 Medical Interpreter Series

Dec 31–Aug 5, 2021 Closed Allied Health

Summer 2021 Medical Interpreter Series


Registration is now closed for the Summer Interpreter Series.

Come join us for the Summer 2021 Medical Interpreter Series, a blended format of home study and short live webinars with the series instructor.

The purpose of this series of classes is to improve the skills of individuals who provide or wish to provide interpreter services in any language in health or human services settings. Participants will learn the primary roles, ethics and techniques of professional interpreting. The importance of culture competence and confidentiality issues are stressed throughout the training. This series is offered in a blended format (home study elements and a short live webinar with the instructor at the conclusion of each class level).

    Summer 2021 Medical Interpreter Series

  • Level 1: Foundations of Professional Interpretation in Health & Human Services
    Access to course materials: July 7, 2021
    Live Webinar Level 1 Review: July 14, 2021, 3-5 pm

  • Level 2: Ethics, Skills Improvement and Practical Study
    Prerequisite - Level 1
    Registration deadline: July 13, 2021
    Access to course materials: July 14, 2021

    Live Webinar Level 2 Review: July 21, 2021, 3-5 pm

  • Level 3: Spanish Interpreter: Introduction to Anatomy/Physiology & Medical Terminology
    Registration is closed for Level 3.
    No Prerequisite - Must be Spanish-English Fluent
    Registration deadline: July 20, 2021
    Access to course materials: July 21, 2021

    Live Webinar Level 3 Review: July 28, 2021, 3-5 pm

  • Level 4: Ethics & Standards of Practice; Sight Translation and Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation
    Prerequisite - Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3
    Registration deadline: July 30, 2021
    Access to course materials: July 28, 2021

    Live Webinar Level 4 Review: August 4, 2021, 3-5 pm

  • Overview of National Professional Medical Interpreter Certification Exams
    No Prerequisite
    Registration deadline: July 30, 2021
    Access to course materials: July 29, 2021

    Live Webinar Overview of Certification Exam Review: August 5, 2021, 3-4 pm

Forty hours of medical interpreter training is one of the pre-requisites to take the National Medical Interpreter Certification Examination. The first four classes in this series, combined, fulfill this part of the requirement.

Please also note: The classes modules in this series are not interchangeable with those in the Winter Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC (CCC) Interpreter Series that was offered at MAHEC in January & February 2021.

Target Audience

Bilingual individuals who currently provide interpreter services or intend to provide interpreter services, in any language, in any health or human services settings, as well as interpreter supervisors or anyone who writes or implements Title VI compliance policies.


Upon completion of this series, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the nine Principles and 32 Standards (Interpreters' National Code of Ethics) for professional interpretation established by the National Council for Interpreters in Health Care (NCIHC)
  • Develop an appreciation for the competencies required for professional interpretation
  • Identify professional interpreter resources to use for continued professional development
  • Identify culturally competent interpreter practices


  • Daniel Holcombe, BA, MA, PhD
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