40-hour Certificate in Medical Interpreting

40-hour Certificate in Medical Interpreting

Medical interpreters
Medical interpreters


L.A. Translation & Interpretation School provides an online 40-hour Certificate in Medical Interpreting Program.

The school was established in 2003, approved by the state government in 2005, and approved to accept foreign students in 2006.

The course is designed to provide the minimum requirement training to become a certified medical interpreter.

It prepares aspiring medical interpreters to take and pass the written and the oral tests by National Board of Certified Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)

and Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).

The course consists of preparation for both written and oral tests, and will cover 16 Consecutive interpreting lessons, 12 sight translations, 41 pages of medical terminology, and Health Interpreters Ethical Principles, Protocols, and Guidance on Roles & Intervention.

There will be mock written and oral tests at the end of the program, and a Certificate will be awarded to those students who passed with at least 70% in both tests.

The classes will be held via Zoom, and the student will interact real time with the instructor.

Course Contents:

  • Medical Vocabulary
  • California Standards for Healthcare Interpreters: Ethical Principles, Protocols, and Guidance on Roles & Intervention
  • NCIHC Standards of Practice
  • IMIA National Code of Ethics
  • The National CLAS Standards
  • 16 Consecutive Interpreting Lessons
  • 10 Sight Translations

For more information, please inquire at: info@latranslation.com, 213-385-7781.


Instructor: Dr. Junhui JooKorean conference simultaneous interpreter

BA Seoul National University

MA and PhD  State University of New York at Buffalo

State of California court certified interpreter

National Board medical certified interpreter

Professor of Medical Interpreting, L.A. Translation & Interpretation, Inc.