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Interpreter Resources

Resources and Training Opportunities

Grossmont Health Occupations Center: Basic Healthcare Interpreting Class: This 50-hour class prepares bilingual individuals with the basic skills, techniques, standards of practice, and ethics to provide accurate healthcare interpreting for Limited English Proficient individuals. Upon completion of this class you will be presented with a certificate of completion. This is a great and affordable way to get started as an interpreter.  You'll still need to go on to get your national certification, but the training you learn here will be foundational to your certification process.  Grossmont Health Occupations Center Website

UCLA Interpretation and Translation Education Program: If you're fluent in English and Spanish or Chinese, take advantage of great Interpretation & Translation career opportunities!  UCLA Interpretation Program Website

UCSD Interpreter and Translator Certification: The Professional Certificate in Translation and Interpretation (Spanish/English) is designed for bilingual adults who may or may not already be working in the field of translation and interpretation.  UCSD Interpreters and Translations Certification Website

The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States. National Council on Interpreting in Health Care Website

The California Healthcare Interpreting Association is an excellent association for interpreters and language service providers alike to be updated on training and California Healthcare Interpreting Association Website

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters: Become a nationally certified interpreter.  The mission of the National Board is to foster improved healthcare outcomes, patient safety and patient/provider communication, by elevating the standards for and quality of medical interpreting through a nationally recognized and validated certification for medical interpreters. The National Board Website

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters mission is to develop and administer a national, valid, credible, vendor-neutral certification program for healthcare interpreters.  Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters