• Is The Community Interpreter® a medical interpreting program?

    • Yes…but it’s also so much more! The Community Interpreter® was designed to address any one of, or all of, three target audiences: medical, educational and/or social services interpreters. Our trainer presents all-medical sessions that include medical terminology training and others gear their programs to general community interpreting or a specialized audience, like educational interpreting. Our TCI sessions cover medical, educational and social services interpreting.

  • What is your next training session?

    • Propio hosts a session of The Community Interpreter® every other month, along with many other programs.

  • How much does it cost to attend The Community Interpreter®?

    • The sessions of The Community Interpreter® that we host cost $490 (a $200 discount off the standard $690 rate). The course fee includes:

      • 40 hours of training by a highly qualified trainer.

      • A 453-page textbook (The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook, retail: $120).

      • A 229-page workbook (The Community Interpreter®: An International Workbook of Exercises and Role Plays, retail: $60).

      • A 300-page handbook (Medical Terminology, retail: $60).
      • Continental breakfast and snacks for all five days.

      • A 90-minute written final assessment.

      • Your training certificate.

  • Can I use the certificate I get for this program to apply for national medical interpreter certification in the U.S. through CCHI or IMIA/NBCMI?

    • Yes!

  • After I take the program, will I be certified?

    • No. A training program certificate is not the same as certification. In fact, in the U.S. the certificate for a 40-hour training program is a prerequisite to apply for national medical interpreter certification. In The Community Interpreter® we teach you about the difference between a certificate and certification. A good training is the beginning of certification, not the end, because after training you will need to take the written and oral exams of a properly credentialed certification program to become certified.