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We offer Oregon Health Authority approved interpreter training. We also offer additional workshops.

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Healthcare Interpreter Training

Interpreters accepted must have a minimum of 3 years professional interpreting experience in addition to RID certification to participate in the healthcare interpreting class series.

60 hour healthcare interpreting class offered in English*. The class will be taught in ASL if there are participants in the class who use ASL as primary means of communication.

*Training will take place in an accessible facility. ASL interpreters available upon request.

The OHA approved Healthcare Interpreter Training Includes:

6.0 Professional Studies CEUs will be offered through the Oregon RID. We are an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.

  • Anatomy and Physiology/ Medical Terminology
  • Ethics and Conduct
  • Cultural Competency
  • Standards of Practice (including HIPAA laws on privacy in medical settings)
  • Modes – consecutive, simultaneous, sight translation, basic written translation
  • Interpreter Skills (Message Conversion/Discourse Analysis, Figurative Language, Expletives, Idioms, Regional Dialects, Register, Memory, and Colloquialisms)

Custom Trainings for ASL Interpreters

We offer a variety of session topics and opportunities

  • Introduction to Healthcare Discourse
  • Vicarious Trauma for Interpreters
  • Mental Health Systems for Healthcare Interpreters
  • Psychiatric Emergencies and Interpreters
  • Reflective Practice techniques for Advanced Healthcare Interpreters
  • Accounting Practices for Interpreters
  • The 10 Most Important Practices for Freelance Interpreters
  • Consecutive Interpreting Workshops
  • Beginning Sign Language Language (Taught in ASL by Deaf presenter)
  • Intro to Deafness & Sensitivity with Workplace Communication
  • Working with an Interpreter

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We respond to RFPs and bid requests. Contact us to discuss your business needs.

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