Bridging the Gap is unfortunately unavailable

Thankfully we have 1 other Medical Class for you to choose from. Check our top choice below or see all classes for more options.

Course Details
Start Date:

This class isn't on the schedule at the moment, but save it to your Wish List to find out when it comes back!
If you're enrolled in an upcoming date, this simply means that date has now sold out.

1600 Spring Hill Rd. Ste. 210
Vienna, Virginia 22182
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 24

What you'll learn in this medical training:

Our school is a Level II licensed provider of the nationally and internationally recognized Bridging the Gap course. Course topics include: medical interpreter roles, ethics, standards of practice, systems of healthcare, cultural competency and medical terminology. A numbered certificate from the Cross-Cultural Health Care Program in Seattle, WA will be given to each student that successfully completes the course.


How long will the course take?
​BTG is a 40-hour certificate course, all of which must be completed in the classroom. This interactive course is taught over 5 full days (8 hours each day) and meets 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homework will be assigned. You should plan to spend at least 1 to 2 hours outside of class, for homework and reviewing, for each day of class.

When will I receive the certificate?
​Once you complete the course and pass the written final exam, your name will be sent to the Cross-Cultural Health Care Program in Seattle, Washington. After approximately one month, we will receive your numbered certificate.
You may pick up the certificate at our office or we can mail it to you.

How many students are in each class?
The minimum number is 6 students, and the maximum is 24. The instructor student ratio ranges from 1:6 to 1:12.

Is the class taught in English?
​Yes, all of the course content is taught in English.

What will I learn?
You will learn interpreter roles, the code of ethics for medical interpreters, how to manage the flow of an interpretation session, what culture is, and the medical terminology and standards of practice required to perform as a professional medical interpreter.

What is the cost of the course?
​The cost of the course is $600. This cost covers the course in its entirety, including materials, course instruction, testing, and the certificate.

What if I don’t pass the final exam?
​You will have the opportunity to retake the exam (free of charge). If you do not pass the exam, a letter that states you attended the course but did not pass the exam can be provided to you by our company.

Will this course make me a certified medical interpreter?
Upon completing this course, you may call yourself a trained qualified medical interpreter. Only interpreters who have passed one of the two national certification exams can use the credentials of Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI) or Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CHI). For more information on certification please visit the web sites for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI).

Admission Requirements:
  • Students must provide language proficiency test results in both English and their target language(s).
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. A 4-year or bachelor's degree is recommended.
  • Students must provide proof of identification with a government-issued photo ID.
  • Students must submit proof of age, education, and proficiency test results.

Still have questions? Ask the community.


Google Map

Liberty Language Services

All classes at this location

Start Dates (0)

This class isn't on the schedule at the moment, but save it to your Wish List to find out when it comes back!

Similar Classes
Questions about this class?
Get help now from a knowledge expert!
Questions & Answers (0)

Get quick answers from CourseHorse and past students.

School: Liberty Language Services

Liberty Language Services

When a language barrier is present, you need a company that can create a bridge of communication. We know what is important to you, focusing on providing services to your clients. Our interpreters are trained in their respective fields of interpretation & translation. No matter the industry,...

Read more about Liberty Language Services

CourseHorse Approved

This school has been carefully vetted by CourseHorse and is a verified DC educator.

Ready to take this class?
Visit School
Taking this class for work? Get exclusive perks & discounts for free.

1 Top Choice

Infant Care + CPR

at Lamaze International - DC Chapter - West Springfield 6215 Rolling Rd, Springfield, Virginia 22152

This class combines the infant care with an additional hour of hands-on CPR skills and choking relief skills for Infants (birth–1 year). This is a participation course but no card is issued. In addition to Infant CPR, we will cover: Care of the circumcision and umbilical cord Bathing Comforting a crying/colicky baby Diapering Dressing Necessary...

Saturday Aug 24th, 9am - 1pm