Interpreter Credentials and Certification
Course description: An examination of the important credentials that interpreters should hold and how to get them, with a focus on interpreter certification.
Course length: 1.5 hours
Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 1.5 CE credits
Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 1.5 OCCI PDUs
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Analyze and compare interpreter qualifications and credentials, including certification.
Discuss six qualifications, five core skills and four types of credentials for interpreters.
What you will get:
Your video host: Daniel Sanchez
9 interactive exercises, including a review quiz
3 videos of interpreters in action
3 audio stories
2 role plays in 9 language pairs
3 handouts: Terms and definitions for credentials; language proficiency testing; and interpreter skills
Sections to download and study from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
Course completion certificate
How this lesson will improve your practice:
Know the important interpreter credentials that a professional interpreter needs, including certification.
Be able to decide which credentials you want to get.
Understand the differences between a certificate and certification.
Describe language proficiency testing and explain why interpreters need it.
Be able to market your services as a professional interpreter based on your credentials.