Advanced Medical Interpreter Training

The NICHC workshops help you advance your knowledge & professional development and renew your national certification.

Continuing Ed

Workshop Offerings

Continuing Education Units

The NICHC offers skill-building and informational workshops for Medical/Healthcare Interpreters. All CEU workshops provide 2 (two) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) sanctioned by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI), and 0.2 CEUs sanctioned by the National Board for Certified Medical Interpreters (NBCMI).

Culture-Science

  • Cultural competency for medical interpreters
  • Medication, negotiation, and conflict resolution: A medical interpreter’s toolkit

Medical

  • Chronic and infectious diseases: Updates for medical interpreters
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Genetics for medical interpreters
  • Orthopaedics for medical interpreters

Interpreting

  • Errors in medical interpretation: How to avoid and correct potentially dangerous mistakes
  • Ethical dilemmas in medical interpreting
  • Interpreting at the emergency department
  • Interpreting for patient discharge
  • Interpreting in difficult situations: Euphemisms, embarrassing, and aggressive language
  • Interpreting in end-of-life situations
  • Interpreting in mental health settings
  • Interpreting in oncology settings: More than just words
  • Interpreting in pediatric settings for children and parents
  • Interpreting in therapy settings: Behavioral, occupational, physical, and speech therapies
  • Interpreting in trauma settings
  • Interpreting religion: From prayers to last rites
  • Non-verbal communication and the Medical Interpreter
  • Palliative care: Challenges for the medical interpreter
  • Tailored interpreting: Dissecting accents in Spanish

Public Health

  • Community health: A cross-over for medical interpreters
  • Interpreting for medication reconciliation
  • LGBTQI issues in healthcare interpreting
  • Self-care: Controlling occupational risks for healthcare interpreters
  • Social determinants of health and health disparities: Language access as a health risk factor
  • The impact of health literacy in the medical encounter
  • The interpreter as a public health professional: Interpreters make healthier communities.

CMIT® with Penn State University

Partial Scholarship (up to 20% off): Up to five partial scholarship opportunities are available for each CMIT®️ with Penn State virtual training event.

Cost: $995

Instructors: Sofí DiSepio and Gerardo Lazaro

Saturdays (4) & Sundays (4)

Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET

Tuesdays (11) & Thursdays (10)

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET

March 2023

3/4, 3/5, 3/11, 3/12
3/18, 3/19, 3/25, 3/26

May-June 2023

5/20, 5/21, 5/27, 5/28
6/3, 6/4, 6/10, 6/11

Nov-December 2023

11/4, 11/5, 11/11, 11/12
11/18, 11/19, 12/2, 12/3

Tuesdays (11) & Thursdays (10)

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET

January-March 2023

1/17, 1/19, 1/24, 1/26, 1/31, 2/2, 2/7, 2/9, 2/14, 2/16, 2/21, 2/23, 2/28, 3/2, 3/7, 3/9, 3/14, 3/16, 3/21, 3/23, 3/28, 3/30

CMIT® with PLSI

This virtual 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.

Cost: $800

Instructors: Sofí DiSepio and Gerardo Lazaro

Saturdays (4) & Sundays (4)

Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET

Tuesdays (11) & Thursdays (10)

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET

Jan-Feb 2023

1/21, 1/22, 1/28, 1/29
2/4, 2/5, 2/11, 2/12

Apr-May 2023

4/15, 4/16, 4/22, 4/23
4/29, 4/30, 5/6, 5/7

October 2023

10/7, 10/8, 10/14, 10/15
10/21, 10/22, 10/28, 10/29

Tuesdays (11) & Thursdays (10)

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET