The next accelerated training course for Interpreters will start on January 13, 2020


  • The Community Interpreter International program is accredited by the Oregon Health Authority and fulfills the training requirements for Qualification of the Healthcare Interpreters in the State of Oregon. 100% attendance and 70% passing score is required for a successful completion of the course. Click here for the full list of requirements.

  • It is designed to train interpreters for working in different fields: medical, educational, and social services.

This course is an interactive process with discussions, group activities, role plays, visual and audio materials, and practical applications of your knowledge. 

The Medical Interpreter textbook and  The Medical Terminology handbook (Authors: Marjory A. Bancroft, MA, Sofia Garcia Beyaert, MA, Katharine Allen, MA, Giovanna Carriero-Contreras, Denis Socarras-Estrada, MA) published in 2016 and 2019 are used for the course.

The topics covered during the course:

  • Interpreter Code of Ethics and National Standards

  • Requirements for Qualified/Certified Health Care Interpreter

  • Language Access Laws

  • Cultural Competency

  • Interpreter's role

  • Medical terminology

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Strategic mediation

  • Memory skills and note taking

  • Self Care

  • Professional Development

  • Palliative Care

  • Modes of interpreting (consecutive/simultaneous)


You must be proficient in English and the target language, the State of Oregon requires an advanced mid-level on the ACTFL scale.

Oregon Health Authority approved language proficiency testing centers include:

Language Line University (Level 3 or above)
Language Testing International testing, both the OPI (telephonic) and OPIc (computer recording) are acceptable.

Click here for other options listed on the OHA site. 


You must register for the class and present proof of language proficiency. Contact the trainer if you are still in the process of obtaining such.


The dates and class schedule:   

every     Monday  and  Thursday     4-8pm

January 13 - March 2


Linguava Headquarters

12106 NE Marx St, Portland, OR 97220

in the Growth room  

Space is limited to 20 students.  

The cost of the training is $660.00 (including a textbook and a workbook).

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