ICIRR Partner Organizations

Interpreter Training Opportunities

Language Access Resource Center (LARC) is pleased to announce that employees of  ICIRR partner organizations qualify to participate in interpreter training at NO COST to the partner organization!  Partner organizations can choose from two different types of interpreter training.

  • Training consists of 60 hours classroom and 20 hours practicum

  • Classroom topics include

    • Interpreting techniques​

    • Modalities of interpretation

    • Ethics

    • Standards of practice

    • Cultural competency

    • Medical terminology

    • Current laws and regulations

    • Role play

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Eligible to work as an interpreter in own organization and other organizations

Professional Interpreter Training

  • 20 hours of training (classroom only)

  • Classroom topics include

    • Standards of practice

    • Ethics

    • Protocols

    • Interpreting methods & techniques

  • Certificate of Participation

  • Participants will be provided with tools and resources to increase vocabulary and interpreting skill set

  • ​Increase participants' effectiveness and abilities as a bilingual resource for their organization

Community Interpreter Training

Interpreter Training Requirements

In order to register for either Interpreter Training you must have completed the following assessments:

  1. Language assessment (written)

  2. English language assessment (oral)

  3. Target language (non-English) assessment (oral)

Please note - to take the Professional Interpreter Training, you must have a score of 75% or higher on your written assessment and an "Advanced" or higher on your target language oral assessment.

Training Schedules

FALL 2020

Professional Interpreter Training

  • Dates:  October 15 - December 3, 2020

  • Day(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays 

  • Time:    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Location:  Online

Class Full and Closed to New Registrations

WINTER 2021

Professional Interpreter Training

  • Dates:  February 2 - March 30 , 2021

  • Day(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays 

  • Time:    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Location:  Online

Community Interpreter Training

  • Dates:  January 19, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

 ​                  January 21, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

                   January 26, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

                   January 28, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

  • Location:  Online

SUMMER 2021

Community Interpreter Training

  • Dates:   June 15, 2021 (12:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

                    June 17, 2021 (12:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

                    June 22, 2021 (12:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

                    June 24, 2021 (12:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

  • Location:  Online

Request to Register for Training
Have you taken a written language assessment?
Have you taken an oral English language assessment?
Have you taken an oral target language (non-English) assessment?
Which training(s) are you interested in (you can choose both)?

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