Bridging the Gap is a nationally recognized Medical Interpreter training program that trains interpreters to the high standards today’s health care industry requires and equips them with the skills and knowledge to professionally and ethically serve patients and practitioners alike. SEMIA is pleased to offer this training.
A new BRIDGING THE GAP is in the works for the weekends APRIL 4-6 and 11-13 of 2014. Please, check back soon for more information. Thanks.
Catholic Charities is offering BTG and other interpretation/ translation workshops in Lousiville, KY. Please click on the link to see their 2014 schedule: CatholicCharities2014 Training.
Note: The BTG through Catholic Charities that SEMIA offers in April of 2014 will be held in Lexington, KY.
Friday, October 11, 2013: 5PM-9PM (Intro, Basic Interpreting Skills)
Saturday, October 12, 2013: 8AM-5PM (Basic Interpreting Skills, continued)
Sunday, October 13, 2013: 8AM-5PM (Practice/Culture & Its Impact on Interpreting)
Friday, October 18, 2013: 5PM-9PM (Culture/Practice)
Saturday, October 19, 2013: 8AM-5PM (Health Care)
Sunday, October 20, 2013: 8AM-5PM (Professional Development, Final Exam)
ALL SESSIONS MUST BE ATTENDED AND FINAL EXAM MUST BE PASSED IN ORDER TO EARN THE CERTIFICATE.
Adult and Tenant Services 1055 Industry Rd Lexington, KY 40505
$400.00, which includes the book
To apply for admission to SEMIA’s Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training
NOTE: Students must have pre-requisite bilingual skills as outlined in the medical interpreter national certification materials of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters and the National Board of Certified Medical Interpreters. In addition to the information included in your application, a follow up phone interview may be required for admittance into the class.
Scholarships are limited at this time. Qualified candidates in languages of lesser diffusion (other than Spanish) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
At the completion of the 40-hour class and with a score of 70% or better on the cumulative exam, participants will receive a certificate from the Cross Cultural Health Care Program.
NOTE: Successful completion of Bridging The Gap does NOT mean you are a certified medical interpreter. There is a separate process for becoming a nationally certified medical interpreter.