Introducing: Our NEW 80-Hour Medical Interpreter Training... Launch your interpreting career with twice the confidence!

Get the extra practice and professional training you need to excel as a medical interpreter from your very first day.

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  • NEW Interpretation strategies
  • MORE Live Coaching!
  • FREE Exam Prep Course

Get the skills and coaching you need to hit the ground running in your new career

Our 40-Hour Medical Interpreter Training has helped prepare thousands of students for successful careers.

But when we talk to our graduates after some time on the job, many of them tell us they wish they’d had even EVEN MORE training to help prepare them for real-world situations.

And it makes a lot of sense.

Because when you start your job as a medical interpreter, the pressure is on from the first moment.

The pressure to impress your boss…

The pressure to remember obscure medical terms you’ve only heard a few times…

And the pressure to do the best possible job for your patients, who are relying on you to help them get the critical care they need.

40-hour courses are still the minimum requirement in many places.

But if you want to excel as a medical interpreter, 40 hours isn’t much time to learn a career that can take years to perfect.

That’s why we’ve launched our expanded 80-Hour Medical Interpreter Training– to help driven students like you get 2x more experience and prepare to excel at your new job from the moment you step through those hospital doors…

"I am very happy that I chose ALTA. The course is well designed and informative. All instructors are knowledgeable, patient, and responsive. Every office hour session is educational and fun. It went above and beyond my expectations. If anyone is looking for a high-quality medical interpreter training program, I highly recommend ALTA to you."

Introducing: Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare 2.0

The 80-hour medical interpreter training from ALTA Language Services

Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare 2.0 teaches you to practice ethical, accurate medical interpretation through a mix of self-paced video lessons, self-assessment tools, and hands-on guidance.

Over the course of 80 hours of training, you will foster a deep understanding of and respect for National Interpretation Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, and learn to approach interpretation dilemmas in a nuanced and careful way.

You’ll learn about introductory and advanced interpreter theory topics and receive all the necessary tools for completing your work. You’ll study each body system by category: anatomy, pathology, causes, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, treatment, terminology, and interpretation practice.

Plus, you’ll receive a weekly 1-hour session with a professional interpretation coach in your target language to practice oral interpretation skills, ask questions, and learn from someone who has actually done the job.

Complete the course materials and pass your final oral exam to receive your widely-recognized 80-Hour Medical Interpreter Training Certificate of Qualification!

Your course includes:

  • 8 months of access to the 40-Hour "Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare" Medical Interpreter Training ($750 value)
  • NEW "Pro Interpreter's Toolkit" training ($355 value)
  • Live language-specific coaching (every week for 8 months)
  • National Oral Exam Prep Course ($175 value)
  • Live office hours (every week for 8 months)
  • FREE digital copies of all required textbooks
  • Final written & oral exams
  • Certificate of Qualification for 80 hours of training
  • Interest-free payment plans
  • Fulfill training requirements in all 50 states!
Already have your 40-Hour Certificate? Learn how to upgrade to an 80-Hour Certificate!

What's NEW in Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare 2.0?

Unlock the Pro Interpreter's Toolkit

This all-new 7-lesson module digs deep into the skills and techniques that working interpreters use every day to help patients and medical professionals communicate at their best.

You’ll learn the note-taking techniques of professional interpreters, take a deep dive into register and learn how to master it, gain new strategies to improve memorization, and more to help you become a more effective interpreter sooner.

Get LIVE coaching in your language!

If you want to prepare for what life on the job is like, there’s no replacement for live coaching! That’s why our 80-hour course gives you a weekly group coaching session with a professional interpreter in your target language.

Clear up vocabulary confusion, ask all your questions, and practice real-world scenarios so that nothing fazes you when you step into your new job.

(Plus, get 8 months of access to our weekly language-neutral Office Hours, for additional coaching and support!)

Prep for anything with real-world scenarios

Our National Oral Exam Prep course is included free with the 80-hour course. This training features 7 real-world interpretation scenarios with rubrics for self-evaluation.

If you’re looking to get your CCHI or NBCMI certification, it’s custom-designed to help you prepare. Even if you’re not planning to take your national exams right away, these scenarios will get you ready for the types of challenges you’ll face every day on the job.

Prepare yourself to land the job you want and handle it like a pro

Compare our 40-hour course and 80-hour courses to see exactly how much more training and support you'll get:
Content40-Hour Course80-Hour Course
BBIH medical Interpreter Training Course16 weeks of access8 months of access
Live office Hours16 weeks of access8 months of access
Language-specific coaching1 per week for 16 weeks1 per week for 8 months
Pro Interpreter ToolkitX
Note-TakingX
RegisterX
Self-CareX
MemoryX
ScriptsX
Mental LoadX
Demand Control SchemaX
National Exam Prep CourseX
TOTAL COST$650$995 (Save $285!)

Apply now to save up to $285!

Save $285 on 80-hours of expert-led training and coaching to prepare your for your new career as a medical interpreter.

If you choose to purchase the Pro Interpreter’s toolkit later, those courses will cost you $355 individually.

The National Oral Exam Test Prep course costs $175 when purchased separately.

Weekly group coaching sessions aren’t even available for purchase…and one-on-one coaching starts $60/hour.

But today you can get all of these– a $1,280 value– for just $345 more than you’ll pay for the 40-hour course.

So if you want more training and support, now is the time! Just read the details below and then click the button to apply…

Get exclusive access and jumpstart your career!

Apply to enroll in Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare 2.0

Because this coaching-intensive course requires significant commitment on the part of both our students and our teachers, all students must submit an application for review by our team.

This process ensures we only accept dedicated students, creating a stronger learning environment for you.

If you’re ready to take the next step, please read the criteria below. And then click the “Apply now” button to start your application.

Apply now to join! Course cost of $995 will be processed after your application is approved. Apply Now

(Currently available for Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese students only)

Please apply only if you meet all of the following criteria:
  1. You can demonstrate Proof of Proficiency in both English and one of the following languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese
  2. You are at least 18 years of age.
  3. You have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED).

Meet Your Instructors for Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare 2.0:

Charles O’Donnell

Charles has been working as a freelance interpreter and translator in the Atlanta area since 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Georgia and a Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare certificate.

Gerardo Perez

Gerardo began working as an interpreter in 2010 and has also been a language access department manager, leading a team of 30 interpreters. The majority of his interpreting career has been spent at a level 1 trauma center and teaching hospital.

Kate Dzubinski

Kate Dzubinski grew up speaking four languages and majored in Linguistics and Psychology. She completed her 40-hour medical interpreter training in 2014, is certified through the NBCMI and CCHI, and has worked as a hospital staff interpreter since 2015.

Nicole Tavarez

Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration. She completed her 40-hour training in 2016 and became certified with the NBCMI in 2017. Nicole has developed medical interpretation training materials and curriculum for interpreters at a level 1 trauma center, as well as a separate training program for clinical staff focused on the importance of language access.

Stephanie Wiley Cork

Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. She completed her 40-hour medical interpreter training in 2011 and is certified through the NBCMI and CCHI.  Her work experience includes contract interpreting and staff interpreting at a level 1 trauma center. She has worked  with ALTA in interpreter education since 2016.

Read what our students have to say about Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare:

"I would encourage anyone who's thought about taking this class to go ahead and take it. We need more good interpreters!" Tatyana
"I really enjoyed the format! The videos of Stephanie were super helpful and they created a classroom setting that was very pleasant with such an intense learning experience!" Yasser
"Every single chapter was enhanced with new and attractive content such as videos, role play, activities, and much more. This all made learning fascinating." Jackie
"I have been very impressed with Alta’s course. I have found it to be very well put together and highly professional in its approach." F.P., Winter 2018

Be prepared to start your interpreting career from the first day

Apply Now Currently available to speakers of Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese only.

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