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Medical Interpretation Training (Spanish)   

Are you fluent in Spanish and English? Launch your new career with our interactive online medical interpreter training! Earn a Certificate of Completion to help you find work right away, plus meet the requirements to take your certification exams. 

These online courses are taught by a doctorate-prepared individual who is ready to answer your questions to make sure you are prepared for your exams and to help future clients. 

Enjoy a fulfilling career in a high-demand field doing something you have already been doing for your friends and family for years: interpreting!

Attend a Q&A Session or send an email to to get your questions answered. Registration starts January 1 and class begins March 2023.

  • Medical Interpreter I (Spanish)
  • Fee: $0.00
    Item Number: MI202348
    Dates: 3/4/2024 - 4/14/2024
    Times: Arr
    Days: Arr
    Sessions: 0
    Instructor: Giovanna Urdangarain, PhD

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.

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    Learning Outcomes: Skills and Abilities

    Successful participants will:

    • learn medical terminology in Spanish

    • learn Spanish common phrases to be used in the context of discussing medical  issues with healthcare professionals

    • be prepared to take the Washington State certified medical interpreter test in order to pursue a DSHS interpreter credential.

    Learning Outcome: Knowledge

    Successful Participants will have an initial understanding and awareness of:

    • cultural issues in medicine in the context of Latinx cultures (included in Cultural and Linguistic Appropriate Service CLAS)

    • Washington State requirements for certificate upkeep

    • Interpreter standards of practice

    • healthcare interpreter ethical standards

    Training will last 6 weeks and be completely online. Participant must commit to the entire process, be 18 or older, and be fluent in English and Spanish (a speaking/writing test will be administered). A new cohort will begin every few months. Email with any questions.

    Applications for this course will run through Workforce Central: at

    Please review our Deadlines & Refunds policy, as well as our Withdrawal process.


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