A State certification program is currently not in place in this State. However, in order to become a Qualified Medical Interpreter (QMI) within the State of Idaho you must take the minimum 16-hour Medical Interpreter Workshop and pass a language evaluation at the end of the course. Both the certificate of completion and the language evaluation, in conjunction, is what makes you a QMI.

The national standard and code are as follows:
National Standards of Practice for Interpreters in Health Care
National Code of Ethics  for Interpreters in Health Care

Medical Interpreter Training in the Treasure Valley is provided by Lopez Translation & Training and MDTranslation

Lopez Translation & Training provides:

  • Basic 16-hour Medical Interpreter Workshop
    • Basic requirement to work as a contract interpreter
  • 40 Hour Medical Interpreter Workshop
    • Through the Nationally Accredited Bridging the Gap – Cross Cultural Health Care
  • 8-hour Intensive Preparation Class for National Certification

For available training dates visit our Events page or Lopez Translation & Training website

For entire 2019 course offerings look here: Lopez Training Class Offerings 2019

For additional information and FAQ visit Lopez Translation & Training website

MDTranslation provides:

  • 40-hour Initial Training for Interpreters in Health Care in 3 sessions
    • 16-hour Basic Training for Medical Interpreters – Class Info
    • 16-hour Boot Camp for Medical Interpreters
    • 8-hour Skills Building for Medical Interpreters

To register for training or for more info and resources visit MDTranslation website

If you provide medical interpreter training and would like to be included in this list please contact us.