Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare®: In-person (Atlanta) Course


Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

  • October 5th
  • October 12th 
  • October 19th
  • October 26th
  • November 2nd

Oral exam is taken online, and the final oral exam is taken over the phone.




Testing fees and course books are included in your tuition cost. 

This course features:

  • A nationally certified lead trainer
  • A six-week (classroom) Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare® training with 25 other students from around the globe
  • A hard copy of the Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare® Textbook.
  • A hard copy of the Role Play Workbook
  • Interpretation Coaching with experienced interpreters

Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare®: A Medical Interpreter Training (BBiH) follows a curriculum that is owned and created by ALTA Language Services, a proud IMIA and NCIHC member. This course is the first required step toward professional interpretation and national certification.


  • Health disparities
  • Interpreter Code of Ethics/Standards of Practice
  • Roles of the Interpreter
  • Advice and personal narratives from a nationally certified interpreter
  • Best techniques for effective interpretation
  • The *basics* of body systems, terminology, medical testing and procedures​
  • Title VI and language access rights
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Cultural competency
  • Professional development

* While BBiH is in a face-to-face, classroom setting, and the amount of independent study will vary based on your prior interpretation experience. 

Learners who succeed in Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare® will receive a Certificate of Qualification 


Lenox Center

3355 Lenox Rd NE, #510

Atlanta, GA 30326

ALTA currently offers BBiH to speakers of the following languages:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Bosnian
  • Burmese
  • Cantonese
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Nepali
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Somali
  • Swahili
  • Taiwanese
  • Tigrinia
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Don’t see your language? Contact us at [email protected]

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made less that two weeks prior to the start-date will not be refunded.