What is performance-based CE?

Performance-based (PB) training is training aimed to improve the healthcare interpreter’s skills in the three interpreting modes: consecutive, simultaneous, and sight translation. PB courses must include instructor-led practice in those modes of interpreting (in-person or online).

Ethics or terminology-only courses are not considered PB in this context.

Keep in mind that interpreting (or translating a document) in itself, or preparing for an interpreting assignment, is not considered to be continuing education. All CE activities must be instructor-led, either in an in-person or online format. Online courses do not need to have a live instructor, but must be structured in a way that allows the student to practice the three modes of interpreting and receive some feedback or model interpretation of assignments. The same applies to online translation courses.

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