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IMIA CEU Program

The IMIA CEU Program is dedicated to the mission of supporting certified and professional medical interpreters in their ongoing professional development and building of knowledge and skill set. Application submissions through the program undergo a rigorous and thorough review by the IMIA CEU Review Panel to ensure quality and standards of the training are in compliance per IMIA protocols.

For training providers seeking to offer IMIA CEUs  

For certified medical interpreters seeking CEUs for recertification



What is Continuing Education?

Continuing Education for any professional field is achieved by attending educational activities, courses, workshops, and/or conference events designed to enhance the professional's knowledge or skills, to better practice in their field. In order for such a learning activity to be classified as Continuing Education for nationally certified medical interpreters by the IMIA, these materials must be developed for the benefit of practicing medical interpreters, not for bilingual individuals who lack official formative training as medical interpreters.

Once approved by the IMIA, a workshop/ course/training is eligible to offer IMIA CEUs for 2 years from the date of approval.

The IMIA utilizes a credit system whereby 0.1 continuing education unit is equivalent to 1 hour of instruction. 
The IMIA CEU system for assigning IMIA CEU credit values is based on the system by which universities award educational credits. In accordance with this established credit system:

  •  1.0 IMIA CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of instruction
  •  0.1 IMIA CEU is equivalent to 1 hour of instruction
  •  0.05 IMIA CEU is equivalent to 30 minutes of instruction.

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Additional Documents

>IMIA CEU Policy for Series of Related Learning Modules

>IMIA CEU Program Presentation


>CEU Fact Sheet

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