Medical Interpreter Training
Next session will happen Aug. 22-Dec. 12, 2023.
If you are fluent in English and at least one other language, like helping people, and are comfortable in medical settings, a job as a medical interpreter might interest you. And the Tennessee Language Center can help you on that path.
Our program prepares you to test to become a certified medical interpreter through either the CCHI or the NBCMI, the two organizations that certify medical interpreters in the U.S. The TLC program is a collaboration between the Tennessee Language Center (TLC) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Additional questions may be answered by contacting TLC at firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is offered fully online and can be taken anywhere in the U.S.
- 50 hours of theory
- 16 hours of simulations
- 4 hours of observations
- Tuesdays and Thursdays
- 6:30-8:30 p.m. CST
- for 15 weeks
Tuition $975* if paid in one installment; or 3 installments of $325 (totaling $975)
Textbook cost is included in tuition.
Open to anyone who successfully completes a dual-language assessment.
The required score is 10 out of 12. See the scoring guide for more information.
The cost is $66 per test. You will need to take two tests: English and the other language you speak.
Contact email@example.com to schedule.
Students who withdraw before the first day of class or within the first 12 class hours: Full refund
Students who withdraw after the first 12 class hours: No refund
Additional questions may be answered by contacting TLC at firstname.lastname@example.org