Hi everyone! As promised in our last video, “How to Become a Legal Interpreter”, we’ve also created a guide to becoming a medical interpreter. This video will outline the three main steps you must take to get certified.

To begin this process, you must attend 40 hours of mandatory medical interpreter training. Then, you will have to register to take the oral exam and provide proof of proficiency in the English language. Finally, you must take and pass these exams.

So how do you train and where do those 40 hours come from? DE LA MORA’s Signature Medical Online Training Program covers the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for medical interpreters, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and provides information on the two certifying bodies in the U.S. for medical interpreters: CCHI and NBCMI. It also provides training to build your interpreting skills.

Once you complete the training, you will be able to register for exams with the certifying body of your choice.

If you decide to register with NBCMI, you will be required to take two exams: a written exam, and an oral exam. The written exam covers your English proficiency and your familiarity with the Interpreter Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The oral exam assesses your interpreting skills, grammar, and your knowledge of medical terminology.

If you decide to register with CCHI, you will have to submit proof of English proficiency and take one exam: the oral exam.

If you would like more information on the certification process and our 40-hour program, visit DELAMORAtraining.com, or visit the links in the description of this video.

Congratulations, now you know how to become certified as a legal or medical interpreter! If you are still wondering which of the two would best suit you, you can stay tuned for next week’s video, which will provide specifics as to what these professions are. We’ll see you next time.

NBCMI: https://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/

CCHI: http://cchicertification.org/certifications/eligibility/

Signature Medical Training Program https://dlminstitute.wpengine.com/signature-medical-training-program/