Interpreter trainings, courses, and testing.
We offer all interpreters professional development and accredited CEU’s. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just beginning your interpreting career, we have courses that suit your professional development needs.
Get qualified as a professional interpreter
We offer all interpreters professional development. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just beginning your interpreting career, we have courses that suit your professional development needs.
Workshops & CEUs
Deepen your professional knowledge and develop your skills with our convenient online workshops
We’re proud to offer affordable online professional development workshops. We welcome all interpreters in our courses. Anyone with interpreting experience is free to enroll.
Demonstrate your fluency, gain a qualification
Fast, simple, and effective, the Liberty Language Proficiency Test is one of the industry’s most convenient ways to prove your fluency.
Professional Development and Training for Interpreters
Broaden your skill set and explore new career opportunities with Liberty Language Services.
“I felt that the instructors really love what they do and care for their students’ success. There was an “open door” for anyone with questions and concerns. All in all, I learned more than I expected as far as tools that will contribute to my success in the field of medical interpreting.”
“Mr. Sameh was very knowledgeable, passionate, and open-minded. He was there to help everyone. I believe he delivered in the best way possible.”
“I really admired the great connection that Mr. Drew and Maria Teresa had with the students. They were very helpful and understanding, and were willing to help in any possible way. Liberty Language should be proud of having these two amazing people.”
“I’d like to thank Mr. Sameh Abdelkader and the Education Team for their efforts in creating a wonderful medical interpreter training. The online course provided us with useful knowledge on how to succeed in this profession or just get started as it was in my case.”
“I want to express my sincerest appreciation to Mr. Abdelkder and the staff of Liberty Language Services for their tremendous efforts in putting together the Bridging the Gap training. Taking this class was truly an enjoyable experience and I look forward to the opportunity to be of service to others as a qualified medical interpreter.”
“It was an honor and pleasure to take class with Professor Sameh. During the Bridging the Gap training course, I learned not only about the important aspects of becoming a medical interpreter but also gained valuable tips on how I can improve my social life in our multicultural society.”
“What sets Mr. Sameh Abdelkader apart from his fellow instructors are his constant pleasant demeanor and genuine concern for making sure his trainees are happy and successfully trained. During my time taking the Bridging the Gap training course (for medical interpreters), I found Mr. Abdelkader to be courteous and conscientious, truly displaying excellence in his profession.”
Mr. Abdelkader has over 22 years of experience in education and has brought his skills in management, teaching, training, recruitment, and cultural competency to Liberty Language Services.
Mr. Abdelkader holds a B.A. in English from Zagzig University in Sharkya, Egypt. In addition to being a licensed trainer for BTG and The Community Interpreter: Medical Edition, he is also a licensed trainer for the legal interpreter training course, The Language of Justice. As an educator and member of the IMIA, he adheres to the IMIA Educators Code of Ethics.
Our Instructor’s Professional Certifications
- 40-hour Interpreting in Health and Community Settings (NVAHEC)
- 40-hour Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training Course
- The Community Interpreter Training of Trainers (TOT)
- 3-day Language of Justice Legal Interpreter Training
- Bridging the Gap TOT
- The Language of Justice TOT
- Awarded “Distinction in Interpreter Education” IMIA 2015
- Completed a 16-Hour Online Training of Trainers: The Interpreter Trainer Online
Maria Teresa Buendia
Ms. Buendia is the Assistant Director of our Education Department and is an interpreter trainer and certified healthcare interpreter (CHI) for Spanish/English and has held CHI Spanish certification since 2013. Maria Teresa is a licensed instructor for Bridging the Gap and instructor for the training course Behavioral Health Interpreting developed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. She is an experienced video remote interpreter and, since 2020, has trained over 250 interpreters for remote video interpreting and telemedicine interpreting assignments.
Additionally, she developed new and updated language proficiency tests, including specialized tests for public schools, behavioral health, and medical settings. Maria Teresa has a degree in microbiology from Universidad de Los Andes Bogotá, Colombia. In April 2021, she was a presenter at the annual Virginia Language Access Conference.
Our Instructor’s Professional Certifications
- CHI for Spanish and English
- Trained over 250 interpreters for remote video interpreting and telemedicine interpreting assignments
- Instructor for Bridging the Gap
- Instructor for the training course Behavioral Health Interpreting