Gulfcoast South AHEC's Medical Interpreter's Training
Interested in becoming a Medical Interpreter?
Online Medical Interpreting Training (40-hour)

  • Hybrid, 40-hour course using Zoom® and Google Classroom® platforms
  • Designed for complete-at-your-own-pace as well as weekly access to live instruction
  • Office hours available for individual advice
  • Fulfills the training requirement for National Certification
  • Completers receive a "Professionally Trained Medical Interpreter" certificate
  • Topics include, but are not limited to, Ethics & Conduct, Basic Skills (from pre-session to post-session), Positioning, Terminology, Modes of Interpreting, and Strategies for Intervention and Cultural Mediation.
Benefits of Trained & Qualified Medical Interpreters:

  • Improving communication, patient satisfaction & family engagement
  • Reducing liability risks
  • Fulfilling Joint Commission & CLAS Standards recommendations
  • Increasing patient utilization of preventative services, follow-up care & adherence to treatment
This 40-hour course is held over five weeks:

Orientation: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Week one: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Week two: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Week three: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Week four: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Week five: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Final Test: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Course registration is $495.
Physical textbooks available for an additional charge of $25.

  • Class will meet via Zoom® every Tuesday (of all 5 weeks) from 7:00 - 8:30 pm

  • Please be sure that your electronic device supports the Zoom® and Google Classroom® applications

  • Camera and Gmail email address required to take this course

Please email if you have any questions.

Be sure to register today!
The next course is coming up soon!
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Globalization and large increases in the number of non-English-speaking people in the United States will drive employment growth. Job prospects should be best for those who have professional certification."

2201 Cantu Court, Suite 220
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 361-6602