This self-paced online course is for aspiring medical interpreters who are looking for a comprehensive training program that will prepare them to work as professional interpreters in medical and healthcare settings.
In this course, students will learn the standards of practice and code of ethics from both the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) and the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC).
Multilinguals will learn the specialized skills they need to meet the demands of professional interpreting in today’s world. After taking the Professional Medical Interpreter course, you’ll earn the title of Qualified Medical Interpreter (QMI). You’ll be qualified to work as a QMI for hospitals, medical offices, rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare settings.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to do the following:
Below is a list of third-party language proficiency exam results that we will accept if you do not plan to take the Academy of Interpretation's proficiency tests OR if we do not offer testing for your language.
You can click the 'Enroll' button at the top of the page or view this Youtube video for an in-depth tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6oUkpKLPOQ
You need to pass with a minimum score of 80% on both the Medical Terminology section and the Interpreter Skills section.
Yes, it costs $25 for your first extension. Requests for additional extensions will be judged on a case-by-case basis and payment of a minimum of $50 will be required.
The Language Proficiency Test (LPT) course is $100. It includes an English test and a test in your other spoken language. It costs an extra $50 per language to test more.
To complete the Professional Medical Interpreter (PMI), you have access for 60 days. To complete the Language Proficiency Test (LPT) course, you have access for 30 days.
For the Language Proficiency Test (LPT) you have one attempt. If you need one more attempt, one is given free of charge. For the Professional Medical Interpreter (PMI) test, you get two attempts.
When accessing The Professional Medical Interpreter (PMI) course, you can see your progress on the left-hand side of the course.
In order to start the Professional Medical Interpreter (PMI) course, you must complete your Language Proficiency Test (LPT) course.