Monday, July 31, 2017

Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training Registration is now open

Are you or someone you know is interested in a career in healthcare that uses your bilingual and bi-cultural skills? Here is a great training opportunity for you!

For more than 15 years, the Utah Department of Health has trained bilingual and bicultural individuals on how to become effective medical interpreters. We use the Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training, a nationally recognized training course from the Cross Cultural Health Care Program.

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a 64-hour professional development program that prepares bilingual individuals to work as medical interpreters. BTG is used to train both novice and experienced medical interpreters, and is the first step towards national certification. Both accredited national certifying bodies, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI), accept BTG.

Space is limited and very competitive. Approved participants MUST attend the entire 64 hours in order to take the final exam and receive a certificate of successful completion. Failure to attend any portion of the course will result in failure of the course. 

Registration opens July 10, 2017
Registration closes July 31, 2017                                                 

Please follow the link below for more specific information on the program and to access the fillable application forms: http://choosehealth.utah.gov/healthcare/continuing-education.php
For more information
Please e-mail Brittany Guerra to be included in the list of prospective participants and to receive additional information about this training.

Brittany Guerra, MPH
Utah Department of Health

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