Bridging the Gap

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Medical Interpreter training

About the 64-hour Medical Interpreter Training

Bridging the Gap (BTG) medical interpreter training is the leading medical interpreter certificate program in the US today! This 8-day (64-hour) course will provide you with the most important skills and standards when working in the medical field as a professional interpreter. In this class you will learn:

  • Interpreting Skills
  • Codes of Ethics
  • The Four Roles of the Medical Interpreter
  • Modes of Interpreting
  • Remote Interpretation
  • The U.S. Health Care System
  • U.S. Health Disparities
  • LGBTQIA Health Disparities in the U.S.
  • Introduction to Mental Health
  • Interpreting Skills for Mental Health
  • Communication Skills and Critical Thinking
  • Professional Development
  • Medical Vocabulary (anatomy, physiology, and more!)

Come join other like-minded individuals who want to use their bilingual skills to boost their career in a field they’re passionate about! 

  • The 64-hour training meets the National Medical interpreter certification prerequisite for the CCHI and NBCMI
  • Most medical organizations require BTG training as part of the hiring process when looking for Professional Medical Interpreters
  • Your certificate from the Cross Cultural Health Care Program will be recognized nationwide!
  • This language neutral training, taught in English, is open to all languages
  • You will practice with experienced interpreters through role playing and other exercises

BTG General Information

  • Minimum of 10 participants
  • Application, payment agreement, deposit and LPAs must be submitted no later than the deadline
  • Remaining balance is due on the first day of class
  • This is not a certification class

Cost of BTG Medical Interpreter Training Includes

  • A 64-hour Textbook for Medical Interpreters
  • Mental Health Glossary
  • Bilingual Glossary (one per participant)

BTG Prerequisites

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Minimum education: high school or GED diploma
  • Complete application, including signed payment agreement
  • Deposit (see application for cost)
  • Proof of two LPAs (Language Proficiency Assessments): target and source languages

**To learn more about LPAs and scheduling, please Click here

Glossaries are available in the following languages:

Haitian Creole
Khmer (Cambodian)

Cancellations/Changes and Refunds

  • Minimum of 10 participants for course to take place
  • Deposit must be received to register, and remainder of payment received on first day to participate
  • Mile High Multilingual Services, Inc. reserves the right to cancel training, classes, etc., due to inclement weather, illness of trainer, general emergencies, etc. (even on the day of the training)
  • Contact MHMS to confirm course cancellations due to inclement weather (ask for alternative date)
  • Cancellation notice of medical interpreter training must be given in writing 15 days prior to the first day of the training to receive a refund less than $120.00 (non-refundable fee)
  • If paid by credit card over the phone, a 3% fee will be added to cover merchant costs
  • Cancellations made after the 15-day deadline will receive a fifty percent (50%) refund. No Exceptions
  • No refunds will be offered if the participant attends any portion of the training and then discontinues attendance for the remainder of the event, including no-shows. No Exceptions
  • All refunds will be processed after the training
  • Books are distributed the first day of the training

Medical Interpreter Training

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Application Forms



Candidates are eligible to register for Bridging the Gap medical interpreter up to one week before the first day, but are responsible for all shipping and handling charges of books after the registration deadline.

To sign up please send signed application forms and LPA scores to
Payment can be made:


On-site or by mail:
5655 S. Yosemite St, Suite 207
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

For general questions or LPA scheduling please call 303-333-7900 or email at the above address.

BTG 2022 Training Schedule

Refer a friend to take BTG with us and earn a $25 gift card!

**We follow any COVID-19 state government restrictions for public meetings**

Coming Soon.

BTG for Spanish speaking interpreters ONLY

Coming Soon.

BTG for Interpreters that speak languages other than Spanish

Certificate Program vs. Professional Certification

A Certificate Program is a training program on a specialized topic for which participants receive a certificate after completing the course and passing an assessment instrument. Professional Certification is a standardized process that enables an individual to demonstrate a certain level of competency in a specific career or job function.