Dates: May 4, 5, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Fee: $220 (Early Bird) - After April 16th: $250


Empire Park Building
1325 S. Colorado Boulevard
Building B - Ste 410
Denver, CO 80222

Driving Directions


Teresa Dunn / Giovanna Carriero-Conteras
Interpreters Academy

About the trainer

Dr. Lizbeth Mendoza, currently a Colorado resident, is originally from Mexico City. She is an M.D. from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and a Certified Medical Interpreter by the National Board of Certified Medical Interpreters. Over the course of 20 years, she has participated in different areas of Medicine including research, academics, bilingual medical practice, writing and developping of medical content, and spanish medical interpreting. Dr. Mendoza is BVCMI Director and Developer, active member of IMIA, collaborating as Commissioner for the CMIE Accreditation Program, and IMIA Colorado Chapter Co-Chair, member of CAPI and presenter for the CTA annual meeting. 


Medical Certification Exam Prep

May 4-5, 2019

This 2 full day training is for interpreters aspiring to take the medical certification exam either with the CCHI or the NBCMI/IMIA. This training is for Spanish speaking interpreters only. Participants will be provided with material to study prior to attending the class, so don't delay reserving your spot today.

Professionalization and Certification are important for Medical and Healthcare Interpreters to achieve recognition, credibility and respect from the community they serve, other healthcare professionals, and society in general, which will lead to better working conditions, growth opportunities, and economic return. But without a doubt, the most important reason medical interpreters should pursue certification is to help ensure the well-being and safety of the patients.

In order to become a CMI or CHI, candidates will need to demonstrate mastery of fundamental medical interpreting concepts and skills via the written and oral certification exams. Prepping for the certification exams involves more than just memorizing concepts and terms; it requires practice, feedback as well as a change in the mindset of the candidate to navigate with ease and confidence the testing process and format.

During this workshop, participants will be provided with tips, strategies and lessons on the fundamental medical interpreting concepts and skills that are relevant to the exams. Likewise, interpreters will be guided through a series of practical exercises to help them identify strengths and weaknesses while performing sight translation and consecutive interpreting.

ObjectivesAt the end of this workshop, interpreters will be able to:

  • Identify, define and apply high yield concepts in medical interpreting.
  • Identify and apply fundamental skills and strategies relevant for sight translation.
  • Identify and apply fundamental skills and strategies relevant for consecutive interpreting.
  • Identify and apply effective study habits focused on the certification exams for medical and healthcare interpreters.
  • Identify and navigate high yield material regarding the certification exams.
  • Identify fundamental sources of information and practice for the certification exams.
  • Define specific test-taking strategies to better cope with the anxiety and insecurities related to taking the certification exams as a way to improve their performance
  • Delineate a personal study plan that can be more effective and efficient

Intended Audience: Professional Medical Interpreters