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.
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.