If I’ve developed or taught healthcare interpreter training programs, will this satisfy the 40-hour healthcare interpreter training requirement?

Yes, as long as you have taught 40 hours of courses related to healthcare interpreter training and can document this. If you have developed a healthcare interpreter training program that has been administered, you may also count the number of hours the course runs (you may not count the number of hours you spent developing the course). The application requires you to upload the necessary documentation (one PDF file for each course):

1. Proof of training delivery – any publicity material (flyer, ad, brochure, conference schedule, etc.) about their training which lists the following information:

  • Credential holder’s name and designation as instructor/presenter/trainer.
  • The title (topic) or name of the educational event.
  • The name of the training entity (organization or individual) delivering the course,
  • The date(s) of the event.
  • The number of actual contact hours of the event.

2. Proof of training experience (e.g., Curriculum Vitae, personal or advisor’s attestation) specifying delivery of any combination of academic and non-academic (conferences, workshops, in-service).

  • 40 hours of training interpreters (any setting, including basic/beginner level training)
  • 40 hours of other training (e.g., language instructor at school or college, cultural competence trainer, instructor of nursing).

If the number of hours of the curriculum is less than 40, only the amount that has been taught will be applied toward the 40-hour requirement.  Likewise, if the applicant created a healthcare interpreter training program of less than 40 hours, they will only be awarded the exact amount of hours in the training program.

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