The Professional Medical Interpreter

Earn the title of Qualified Medical Interpreter (QMI) in this self-paced online course. You’ll be able to work as a Qualified Medical Interpreter for hospitals, medical offices, rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare settings.

Online Self- Paced Course

40 Hour Training / 2 Month Access

The Professional Medical Interpreter

Earn the title of Qualified Medical Interpreter (QMI) in this self-paced online course.You’ll be able to work as a Qualified Medical Interpreter for hospitals, medical offices, rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare settings.

Online Self- Paced Course

40 Hours / 6 Month Access

Multilinguals will learn the specialized skills they need to meet the demands of professional interpreting in today’s world. After taking the Professional Medical Interpreter course, you’ll be able to work as a Qualified Medical Interpreter (QMI).

  • Access to our in-house instructor and many resources, including medical terminology flashcards.
  • Apply for national certification through NBCMI or CCHI. This course meets the 40-hour training requirement.


  • A-Synchronous, self-paced course.
  • 60-Day Access to Course (extensions available for additional fee)
  • Free Access to Liberty’s Oral Language Proficiency Test
  • Training Certificate of Completion

*If self enrolling on our course site, you will need to log into the system to view the

auto-generated coupon code, to receive your course for $360.

Link to supplemental textbooks for course:
The Professional Medical Interpreter: A Comprehensive 40-Hour Medical Interpreting Course
Medical Terminology for Interpreters


This self-paced online course is for aspiring medical interpreters who are looking for a comprehensive training program that will prepare them to work as professional interpreters in medical and healthcare settings.

In this course, students will learn the standards of practice and code of ethics from both the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) and the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC).


Be qualified to work as a freelance medical interpreter (independent contractor) for language service providers* across the US.

Be qualified to apply for staff interpreter positions at hospitals and medical facilities. (Note: Some states may require that medical interpreters earn their accreditation as a CMI or CHI before working professionally.)

Fulfill the 40-hour medical interpreter training pre-requisite to apply for the national medical interpreter exam with either NBCMI or CCHI.

*Students who complete this course will meet the training requirements to work for Liberty Language Services as a freelance medical interpreter.


  1. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. A 4-year or bachelor’s degree is recommended. (Liberty DOES NOT require students to submit a copy of their diploma/degree before enrolling.)
  2. Students must make full payment or an initial installment before gaining access to the course.
  3. Students must have a computer and microphone to be able to complete the oral language proficiency tests. The proficiency tests are included in the price of tuition.


Below is a list of third-party language proficiency exam results that we will accept if you do not plan to take Liberty’s proficiency tests OR if we do not offer testing for your language.

  • ACTFL Oral Exams (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages): 3.5+ or at least Advanced Mid lvl.

  • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English, Level 4): B

  • CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English, Level 5): B

  • ECPE (Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English): PASS

  • ELPT (English Language Proficiency Test): 950+

  • FCE (First Certificate in English, Level 3): A

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 7.0+

  • ILR 2 correlates with 3.5 Advanced Mid ACTFL (Being reviewed for equivalence)

  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) 80+

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570+ on paper; 230+ computer version; 90+ on iBT.

  • High school diploma from a high school in a country where the primary language spoken is the target language

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D. or any other degree from an institution of higher education of which the primary language spoken is the target language (we do not accept US degrees as proof of English fluency) 


“Was very professional and helpful. I would highly recommend Mr. Abdelkader to anyone.”

“Trainer was very knowledgable and kept the class lively.”
“Mr. Sameh was one of the best instructors I have ever had. He is exceptional. Thanks for everything.”


Mr. Abdelkader

Mr. Abdelkader is the Director of our Education Department and is the lead instructor for two medical interpreter training courses: the nationally recognized 40-hour Bridging the Gap (BTG) course and the 48-hour The Community Interpreter: Medical Edition course. In 2012, Sameh delivered the BTG course to over 120 students.

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

Career Opportunities

When you encounter a language barrier, you need a trusted company that can bridge that gap in communication. Liberty Language Services offers a full suite of language services. We’re proud that every single one of our interpreters are highly trained and rigorously credentialed in each specialty. They’re also fully compliant with all standards in all the major industries.

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