Advanced Medical Interpreting Vs Standard- What's The Difference?


With so many new class offerings added to the roster, it can be difficult to know which is right for you. From Diversity and Inclusion Training to Advanced Medical Interpreting, how do you decide which is right for you? Our standard Medical interpreter training class is 60-hours and 7 weeks worth of high-quality training and introduces students to medical terminology and concepts. For students interested in pursuing official medical interpreter certification - our Advanced Medical Interpreting program is now added to the curriculum. You might be reading this thinking: okay, tell me more- how are these 2 similar courses different? They actually are more different than they are alike and to answer that question, you must ask yourself first:


🤔 1- How Much Do You Want To Study?

Standard Medical Interpreting:

With our 60hr Medical Interpreter Training course students will learn the basics of medical interpreting over 7 weeks. Learning essential vocabulary, interpreter ethics, general anatomy and physiology, basic concepts of bio medicine and more are learned during this course. Students are required to prove fluency in both English and one of our 19 target languages of your choice before enrolling in class. As this course is an introduction to medical interpreting, students will acquire essential knowledge to build a successful career as an interpreter. While some students choose to end their training here, others choose to continue education with advanced medical interpreting.



Advanced Medical Interpreting Training:

Advanced medical interpreting training is an additional 30hr, 5-week course that prepares students to pass their NBMCI (National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters) state exams, and become licensed medical interpreters. While this course is not required to pass official certification exams, it is recommended for 2 reasons: it provides additional preparation specifically tailored for the exam, and it builds upon the knowledge learned in our standard course.


🤔 2- Where Do You Want To Work?


Working After Standard Medical Interpreting Courses:

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After completing our standard medical interpreter online course, students can find work at   U.S hospitals that hire interpreters based on International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) standards. Alumni of this program usually get hired by hospitals themselves, either as bilingual administrative staff or as private medical interpreters. While it is possible to find work with a medical translator certification or as an interpreter, the majority of hospitals nowadays require official NBCMI certification which is why it's important to know what type of job you want before enrolling.


Working After Advanced Medical Interpreting Courses:

After completing our standard medical interpreting course, students who wish to prepare for their national medical interpreting exam can enroll in our advanced medical interpreting course. Completing this curriculum will provide students with a good idea of what to expect at their examination after spending a total of 90hours of classroom time towards preparation, studying and hard work. After passing our prep course, and also passing your certification exam alumni will achieve official medical interpreter status and find meaningful work practically anywhere they choose.



In short, our standard medical interpreting course is 60hrs of classroom time, spread out over 7 weeks. Our advanced medical interpreting course is not required to pursue a medical interpreting license. For those who want additional preparation time specifically for the certification exam, who want to become a certified medical interpreter in your state- have an additional 30hrs of classroom time over 3 weeks ahead of them. If you or someone you know is interested in our online Medical Interpreter Training Programs with live instructors, classes are offered in SpanishPortugueseArabicRussianChineseHaitian Creole, Vietnamese, Farsi, French, Hindi, Korean, Somali, Urdu, Ukrainian languages online and onsite.

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