The Community Interpreter® International


The Community Interpreter® International

COLORADO – Denver 

When: March 8, 11, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, April 1, 3 – 2021
Time: 9am to 1130am, 130pm to 4pm (lunch break 1130am to 130pm) MST

Fee: $690.00
Early Bird: $570.00 (ends February 15, 2021)

Language Proficiency Test: $75.00/language

Where: This is an online event via Zoom

Registration is final

Sign up for The Community Interpreter® if you plan to launch or continue a career in:

  • Medical interpreting; and/or
  • Educational interpreting; and/or
  • Social services interpreting

Community interpreting is a growing profession. It encompasses interpreting in health care, education and human and social services. In the past, family and friends used to interpret in these settings. Today, federal civil rights legislation, national interpreting ethics and standards, hospital accreditation agencies and many state and municipal laws endorse or promote the use of qualified or certified interpreters. A qualified interpreter should, at a minimum, attend professional training and be tested for language proficiency. A certified interpreter would also need to pass a recognized government or professional certification test. A 40-hour training course is considered by many the minimum threshold for community interpreting. The Community Interpreter meets this need.


Bilingual staff and contract interpreters in healthcare, worker compensation, education, social services and community services e.g., hospitals and health departments, K-12 schools, family planning, domestic violence, housing, senior centers, law enforcement, etc.

The program concludes with a two-hour written assessment on the last day of training. It offers three levels of certificates for successful candidates:

Level 1: Qualified Interpreter

Level 2: Professionally Trained Interpreter

Level 3: Hospitality Interpreter


Course Features

  • Lectures 20
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 48 hours
  • Skill level All Levels
  • Language English
  • Students 21
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Yes
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Giovanna Carriero-Contreras is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Cesco Linguistic Services. She has over 25 years of experience in the language services industry, including interpreting, translation, and training. She has held positions in the U.K., U.S., and Switzerland. A graduate of the School of Translation and Interpretation in Geneva, her working languages are Italian, French, Spanish, and English. She co-authored The Community Interpreter: An International Textbook and Workbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting. She is a member of ASTM International and the chair of the US Delegation at International Organization for Standardization’s T37/SC5 Committee.