OHCIA Health Care Interpreter Training Course Details



Our language neutral program is a great place to get trained in Oregon as a health care interpreter.  Expect engaging class content, valuable interpreter skill building, and lots of fun!

Here are the key components of our program:

  • Modes of Interpreting
  • Health Care Interpreter Standards of Practice & Ethics
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Interpreting Techniques
  • Mental Health Interpreting
  • Ethical Scenarios

The course is taught in English, with language specific breakout groups. Interpreters of all languages are welcome to attend, including ASL interpreters. For more details about textbooks and other materials used during our health care interpreter training click HERE.


$40 per 8-hour workshop (a $100 value!)

You have the option of paying the whole amount in advance, or on a workshop by workshop basis.


You must be at an advanced mid-level of fluency or higher in English, and in the language(s) in which you interpret.


No refunds are offered for any payments.  Payments are transferable to future workshops.


We highly recommend that all students take the Anatomy and Physiology for Interpreting and Medical Terminology for Interpreting modules, regardless of whether you have taken Anatomy and Physiology or Medical Terminology in the past.

However, you are able to check with the Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion about a waiver if you have taken anatomy and physiology and/or medical terminology in the past.  Please contact them directly with questions: hci.program@state.or.us 971-673-3328


For every module, on-site registration opens at 8:00 AM.  The class begins promptly at  8:30 AM.  Students should arrive not later than 8:15 AM.  All students arriving after 8:30 AM will be turned away.  


OHSU School of Nursing, 1st floor auditorium (3455 SW Veterans Hospital Rd Portland, OR 97239)  - Parking is free (please do not contact OHSU or its School of Nursing for information, please instead contact us at 503-893-9660 or training@ohcia.org) 

assessment and COURSE COMPLETION

Passing each workshop is based on attendance -100% attendance is required - the whole day and some form of assessment (either a quiz being passed at 75% or higher, an in-class group project, or worksheet completed).  You will received a worksheet at the end of every day.

One completes the entire course when they have been awarded a certificate for each of the eight workshops.  This allows for students take workshops at their own pace at different times of the year (you can take all the workshops at once or a few at a time).  


There will be a lunch break provided for 1 hour.  Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch or bring money to purchase lunch at the OHSU Cafeteria (a ten minute walk from the School of Nursing).


Please bring a pen/pencil and paper to take notes.  You are also encouraged to bring a tablet or laptop to follow along with the slides and online materials. 

The School of Nursing is handicapped accessible, with wheelchair ramps into the building and auditorium.  

Please let us know if you need any additional accommodations.

No food or drink apart from water is allowed to be consumed in the auditorium.


IMPORTANT: Completing this course does not make you a certified or qualified health care interpreter in Oregon.  The unique processes of certification or qualification involve more than  a 64 hour training.  Learn More