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IMIA Education Registry

The IMIA Education Committee continues to set the standard for all things related to Medical Interpreter Education.
The committee's highly selective, rigorous and multi-tiered CEU Application review process has been developed to ensure that only educational experiences of the highest caliber and most applicable relevancy earn the IMIA CEU credential.
The Education Committee is also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the IMIA Education Registry, your first, best online resource for locating Medical Interpreter educational opportunities.  To date, as many as 500 programs, workshops,webinars and other learning activities currently reside on the IMIA education registry offering skill set development programs in person, and now even online.  

We of IMIA Ed/Comm will continue to ensure that any training organization who wishes may share information on their particular program on the IMIA education registry while ensuring that we grant the CEU credential only to programs which enhance a professional interpreter's knowledge as they practice in the field of medical interpretation.

Education Committtee Chair

The courses, workshops, and programs listed on the IMIA Medical Interpreter Education Registry are not offered or facilitated by the IMIA.
IMIA cannot be held responsible for the content, delivery or outcome of these programs. 

NOTE: Listing in the IMIA Training Directory does not designate accreditation by the IMIA.

The IMIA has a separate accreditation program run by the Accreditation Commission for Medical Interpreter Education, see

Your questions, comments, or complaints regarding any program on this list must be addressed directly to the training organization.

For training providers:

If you would like to post a workshop, class, or program in the IMIA Education Registry, please complete the submission form.


Education Registry

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Only show training notices with IMIA CEUs
Only show IMIA CMIE Accredited Programs
Only show training programs available online

Definition of an interpreter educational program: a program of education for interpreters with a minimum of 40 hour duration* that trains and tests students, providing them with a certificate of successful completion.

* Health care organizations should verify the completion of, or arrange for, formal training in the techniques, ethics, and cross-cultural issues related to medical interpreting (a minimum of 40 hours is recommended by the National Council on Interpretation in Health Care). Interpreters must be assessed for their ability to convey information accurately in both languages before they are allowed to interpret in a health care setting. CLAS Standards, US Dept of Health and Human Services, pg 72


Minority language: While "minority language" (or "languages of lesser diffusion") is a complex subject, and a term used to describe languages for which there are fewer speakers in a determined region, for survey purposes the IMIA will describe minority languages as: "Languages for which there are limited OPPORTUNITIES of language-specific medical interpreter certification, association memberships, staff positions, or language specific training" (for example, Farsi, Urdu, Tibetan, or others you may indicate in this survey).

Language-neutral training: All instruction is given in the local language. Participants may speak other languages as well but the instruction is given in the local language. Exercises do not have the benefit of language coaches in non-local languages.

Language-specific training: All or some portion of the training is given by a bilingual instructor or includes language coaches in the students' non-local language(s) for exercises and as otherwise needed.

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