The Community Interpreter® International

The Community Interpreter® International is a comprehensive 40-hour certificate program developed by Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC). We are now providing an additional 8 hours of Medical Terminology at no cost when signing up for TCII. This provides the prerequisite for national medical interpreting certification.

The Community Interpreter® International is the leading national community and medical interpreter training program.

Sign up for The Community Interpreter® International if you plan to launch or continue a career in:

  • Medical interpreting;
  • Educational interpreting; and/or
  • Social services interpreting

If you are a company or an organization and want a private course for you, click here.

The Community Interpreter® International is an interactive, skill-based program for spoken and sign language interpreters. It is also the most up-to-date program in the field. The sessions ground you in what you need to know to work as a professional interpreter.

The curriculum includes ethics and conduct, basic skills (from pre-session to post- session), positioning and terminology, modes of interpreting, steps for sight translation, strategies for intervention, cultural mediation, and other vital skills and topics. Role plays, activities and group exercises provide hands-on experience for skills development. Materials include a 453-page textbook, its accompanying 229-page workbook, and the 300-page Medical Terminology handbook.

A 120-minute written assessment on the last day of training will be provided and three levels of certificates for successful candidates include:

Level 1: Qualified Interpreter (highest level)
Level 2: Professionally Trained Interpreter
Level 3: Hospitality Interpreter

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Next Course Starts: February 1st, 2020

Convenient Weekend Schedule:
Saturday   2/1      8:3oam – 5pm;       Sunday   2/2     8:3oam – 5pm;
Saturday   2/8     8:3oam – 5pm;       Sunday   2/9     8:3oam – 5pm;
Saturday   2/15    8:3oam – 5pm;       Sunday   2/16   8:3oam – 5pm;

Location: Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley; 3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64111

Deadline for registration and payment: Friday January 17th, 2020

Cost: $490 ($200 discount of the standards rate of $690)

It includes:

  • Six full-days of training with a highly qualified trainer.
  • 453-page manual.
  • 229-page workbook.
  • 300-page Medical Terminology handbook.
  • 120-minute written test.
  • Breakfast/snacks throughout each day.
  • 40-48 hours certificate of completion.


To register to the training, please email us the registration at and submit payment via the link below:

TCI Registration Form

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If you want a quality program that will prepare you for the real world of community interpreting, you have found it.

The Community Interpreter® International is for YOU. Sign up now!


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