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Applications will be received on a rolling basis until September 8. Priority decisions will be offered to participants who apply by September 3. Please apply as soon as you can as space is limited.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have at minimum a high school diploma or GED. Interview with instructor prior to acceptance will determine fluency requirement in English and in Portuguese. Historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
- Participants will receive a Rhode Island College Certificate of Continuing Study in Portuguese/English Medical Interpreter Training. The course listing with a grade of Satisfactory/S on the student transcript serves as a permanent record of the credential.
- Participants will also sit for national certification from the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and will complete the ALTA Medical Interpretation Assessment in Portuguese/English.
Participants will receive 12.0 RIC CEUs at the end of the fall semester program.
The tuition is $1,200 and includes all books needed for the program, and all fees to sit for the national certification examination and the ALTA language assessment.
We plan to use Google Classroom and Zoom.