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Community Interpreter Training Application

Please apply by 5 p.m. September 15, 2022

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The Mississippi State Department of Health's Office of Preventive Health and Health Equity will offer Community Interpreter Training, along with Medical Terminology, as a 10-day online course.

Community Interpreter training caters to bilingual individuals seeking to enhance their interpreting skills and extend their knowledge of properly conducting a successful interpreting session. Training is open to all who meet the following requirements:

  • Bilingual and at least 18 years of age
  • High school education or greater

Qualifying applicants should:

  • Complete the registration form below.
  • Submit a résumé showing educational attainment, past interpreting and work experience, or language proficiency tests taken (for non-native language only).

For questions about this training, call the MSDH Office of Preventive Health and Health Equity at 601-206-1050 or send e-mail to Selma.Alford@msdh.ms.gov or Patricia.Namanny@msdh.ms.gov

Schedule

  • Orientation: Thursday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Join via Zoom
  • Week 1: Thursday, October 6 – Saturday, October 8, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Join via Zoom
  • Week 2: Thursday, October 13 – Saturday, October 15, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Join via Zoom
  • Week 3: Wednesday, October 19 – Thursday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Join via Zoom

Medical Terminology

Fees
  • $275.00 per person for 48 hours of Community Interpreter and Medical Terminology training. ($200.00 per person for more than one applicant from the same agency or organization.)
  • $200.00 per person for 40 hours of Community Interpreter training only (without Medical Terminology).
  • $75.00 per person for Medical Terminology training only. (Open only to those with previous Community Interpreter training.)

Make Money Orders payable to:

Mississippi State Department of Health
Office of Preventive Health and Health Equity
713 South Pear Orchard Road, Suite 201, Plaza II
Ridgeland, MS 39157
ATTN: Patricia Gatewood

Application Form

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RésumRé

Medical Terminology course

Would you like to apply for the Medical Terminology course, Community Interpreter training, or both?

requires prior community interpreter training

Scholarship

Three scholarships for the Community Interpreter and Medical Terminology training will be awarded. To be considered for a scholarship, complete the information below, and also:

  • Submit a letter of recommendation from your employer or partnering organization on how it would benefit from interpreter services to language.access@msdh.ms.gov.
  • Agree to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours in the year following your training with a non-profit organization in need of interpreter services.

Last reviewed on Sep 15, 2021
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