An Overview of Community and Medical Interpreting

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A clear, concise guide to community interpreting as a profession with a special focus on medical, educational and social services interpreting.

Course length: 1.5 hours

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused. 

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 1.5 CE credits
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 1.5 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Define, compare and contrast community and medical interpreting.
  • Discuss the history of community and medical interpreting.
  • Determine which interpreting specializations are part of community interpreting. 

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Marjory A. Bancroft, MA
  • 8 interactive exercises, including a history quiz
  • An introduction to communicative autonomy
  • An analysis of interpreting specializations 
  • Sections from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
  • Course completion certificate     

How this lesson will improve your practice:

  • You will have a deeper understanding of community (and medical) interpreting: what it is, how it works, whom it serves.
  • You will see how you, as a community interpreter, fit into the larger profession and its many specializations.
  • Community interpreting as a field will no longer confuse you.
  • You will know which areas of your practice fall under the umbrella of community interpreting.