Surpasses Recommended National Standards
CMIT® is a flexible 60 to 100-hour training program that surpasses the recommended national training standards and requirements for national certification for medical/healthcare Interpreters. Although the CMIT® program is primarily intended for spoken languages, it provides American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters a specialization training.
CMIT® has been fully developed by and for interpreters. With more than 35 years of collective experience in the field of interpreting and interpreting training, the CMIT® authors put emphasis on the development of basic interpreting skills and learning of specialized medical terminology.
The CMIT®️ textbook helps students learn a wide variety of skills, techniques, and strategies to handle basic and difficult scenarios in different healthcare settings.
The CMIT®️ Workbook for Medical Interpreters provides a simple way of learning medical terminology and exposes students to the daily nuances of English and healthcare basic & technical languages that may present difficulties when interpreting in specialized settings.
This program is offered to bilingual or multilingual individuals, who are either currently working in health care or are interested in obtaining an entry-level credential in the field. The training covers all basic aspects of interpreting in healthcare, including the roles, modes, ethics, and current professional and regulatory guidelines.
CMIT® is offered via remote instruction using online instruction methodologies. Our NICHC eLearning site hosts the CMIT® lessons and advanced medical interpreter workshops. You can visit the NICHC eLearning site at https://elearn.nichc.org
CMIT® with Penn State University
100-hour Core Medical Interpreter Training® (CMIT®) Program in partnership with Penn State University.
CMIT® with Phoenix Language Services
100-hour Core Medical Interpreter Training® (CMIT®) Program in partnership with PLSI.
Synchronous and asynchronous instruction
Instruction includes role play and drills to replicate actual encounters
Professional and Educational Resources
To advance your professional development as an interpreter
What our Students and Clients Say
I had the opportunity to take the 100hr training with NICHC in January 2020. After completing this course, I felt confident with the necessary knowledge and instruments to keep practicing on my own, and eventually became a full-time freelance interpreter myself. I have now taken the CCHI and I believe my CMIT training provided the knowledge to pass such a test. I have now been working as a freelance medical interpreter for 2.5 years and I am absolutely in love with my job!
After completing the CMIT training for medical interpreting it was much easier to get better-paying jobs. The instructor gave me a lot of tips as to where, and how to apply that really marked a difference in my income. The course itself was very insightful and very interactive, we had a lot of fun I remember. Very satisfied with the outcome.
It was very challenging for me yet the class was fun and the time went by so fast. I’ve never taken an eight‐hour class before. Thank you so very much for making something seem impossible a reality. The class is taught in a very enthusiastic and helpful manner. I will keep learning/improving and practicing my medical terminology and interpreting skills.
I would like to express my deep satisfaction being a student of the 100-hour Core Medical Interpreter Training. The course was a well-designed, professionally structured, and focus-oriented product. The program was able to provide me in a very short period of time, with a variety of diverse humanistic qualities, teaching your students from the very basic ethical modules and language structures to the highly professional medical glossary.