The University of Georgia's Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Certificate course equips participants to serve as professional medical interpreters. This intensive 40-hr training prepares participants with the theoretic, linguistic, and procedural backgrounds necessary to comply with the Medical Interpreting Standards of Practice. Topics covered include ethics of interpreting, healthcare interpreting terminology in English and Spanish, Spanish/English linguistics skills, analysis of the healthcare provider environment and issues regarding Latino/Hispanic healthcare, development of integrated interpreter skills, and understanding the cultural aspects of Latino/Hispanic healthcare.

This course is offered in different formats; be sure to pick the one that best meets your needs.

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Fluency in both English and Spanish is strongly recommended for those seeking to take the course. If a participant does not meet the language requirement, no refund of previously paid course fees will be given.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Spanish/English Medical Interpreter [October 2024 - Saturdays: Gwinnett]
In Person
8:30AM to 5:00PM
Oct 12, 2024 to Nov 09, 2024
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Section Notes

This course will be held at the UGA Gwinnett Campus on Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., October 12 - November 9, 2024.

National Certification: Currently, the professional standards for Medical Interpreters recommend that medical/healthcare interpreters have a minimum of 40-hours of educational training (our course meets this requirement). If you are interested in becoming nationally certified, please visit The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters or the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.

Minors: This course is designed for adults and will include medically explicit discussion of topics that are of an adult nature, including but not limited to body parts and bodily functions, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. The class is open to students 18 years of age and up.

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