Interpreter Credentials and Certification

SKU#: 14 Credentials and Certification
Special Price $40.00 Regular Price $50.00
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An examination of the important credentials that interpreters should hold and how to get them, with a focus on interpreter certification.  This lesson is included with BOTH our foundational programs, TMIO and TCIO.

Course length:  1.5 hours

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused. 

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 1.5 CE credits
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 1.5 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze and compare interpreter qualifications and credentials, including certification.
  • Discuss six qualifications, five core skills and four types of credentials for interpreters.

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Daniel Sanchez
  • 9 interactive exercises, including a review quiz
  • 3 videos of interpreters in action
  • 3 audio stories
  • 2 role plays in 9 language pairs
  • 3 handouts: Terms and definitions for credentials; language proficiency testing; and interpreter skills
  • Sections from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
  • Course completion certificate

How this lesson will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Know the important interpreter credentials that a professional interpreter needs, including certification.
  • Be able to decide which credentials you want to get.
  • Understand the differences between a certificate and certification.
  • Describe language proficiency testing and explain why interpreters need it.
  • Be able to market your services as a professional interpreter based on your credentials.