Feedback Needed On Bridging The Gap Interpreter Training
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Maria Guzenko  Identity Verified
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Mar 17, 2016

Hello fellow translators,

I'm looking to expand my business into interpreting. I am a trained translator but have no formal credentials in interpreting. I was thinking about taking the 40-hour Bridging The Gap course. It is usually a stepping stone to becoming a medical/community interpreter.

I would rather do 5 days back-to-back than weekends. I'm considering the following classes. Has anyone taken them? What's your experience been like? Have you taken some other classes?

http://www.westgrouptraining.com/bridging-the-gap-registration---georgia.html

https://www.umhs-community.org/shop/courses/bridging-the-gap-082016/

http://interpreternetwork.org/bridging-the-gap/


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Ewa Olszowa  Identity Verified
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Accredited programs Mar 17, 2016

If in the future you would like to become certified as medical interpreter, check the programs that would be later accredited for certification.

http://www.imiaweb.org/education/accreditationhistory.asp
http://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/

Medical terminology at college level could also be considered.


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Maria Guzenko  Identity Verified
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Any specifics? Mar 18, 2016

Thank you, Ewa. At this point, I am looking for feedback on specific programs. They all sound good "on paper," but I'd like to know if participants actually thought they were worth it.
Otherwise, I believe a 50-hour IMIA-accredited program would satisfy the prerequisites for a certification exam.


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