The Community Interpreter® International


The Community Interpreter® International

Wyoming – Casper 

When: Jun 3rd through 7th, 2019
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Fee: $690.00
Early Bird: $620.00 (ends May 10, 2019)

Final registration ends May 21st, 2019

Language Proficiency Test: $75.00/language

Where: Casper-Natrona County Health Department, 475 S. Spruce Street, Casper, WY, 82601

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
Giovanna Carriero-Contreras
Giovanna Carriero-Contreras has an over 25-year verified industry expert in interpreting, translation and training services. She is CEO and co-founder of Cesco Linguistic Services, the language service provider exclusively endorsed by the Colorado Hospital Association. Before co-founding Cesco she held positions in Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States A graduate from the School of Translation and Interpretation in Geneva, Switzerland, she speaks English, Italian, French and Spanish fluently and is very knowledgeable of cultural gaps. She is co-author of The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and workbook, an interpreting training program of 40+ hours for community interpreters, and is a co-author of the recently published international edition of The Medical Interpreter textbook. As a strong proponent of professional development for interpreters and the advancement of the profession, Giovanna is also very active in the interpreting community and is involved in developing professional standards for the interpreting industry on the national level, through ASTM International, and on the international level, through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). A strong language access advocate, Giovanna has expert understanding of Title VI and Executive Order 13166 requirements in that regard. In March 2014, Giovanna Carriero-Contreras was sworn in as the Honorary Consul of Italy, and has provided since services to the Italian Community and the Community at large in her new consular capacity and as a member of the Colorado Consular Corps. Giovanna is happily married with Joél Contreras, Dominican, and is mother to their biological sons Francesco, and Lorenzo. Giovanna and Joél are also parents to Zawadi, Grace and Racheal, three sisters that joined their family in 2011 from Congo. At home, Giovanna and her family speak 4 languages on a regular basis.


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