The Ministry for Health and Welfare in Korea is now training professional medical interpreters and planning to implement an official licensing examination for medical interpreters.
If this interpreter testing process is formally established, it’ll be Korea’s second interpreter license exam run by a government entity. As of today, the only government-issued interpreter license in Korea is for a tour guide/interpreter who is required to pass written/oral language exams as well as a basic Korean history exam.
Since the State of California indefinitely suspended its medical interpreter program, this certainly is a hopeful change for Koreans who are interested in medical interpreting.
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