Community Interpreting Training (CIT) Overview – The CIT course is a nationally recognized Community Interpreter Training course developed by Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC) a training and consulting organization which is based in Columbia, Maryland. This intensive 80-hour CIT course fulfills the minimum 40-hour training requirement by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI), and prepares participants for national certification.
The goal of this course is to master the art of community interpreting which includes interpreting in medical, educational, business, and social services settings. Students will hone their ability to listen, understand, and convey the verbal message accurately and completely from source to target language. Participants learn different modes of interpretation, how to manage the ow of communication, and the dynamics of a three-way interview.
The course employs heavy participatory training techniques in an active learning environment including role plays, group discussions, and practice in various interpreting settings. The training is divided into 60 hours of in-class training with an additional 20-hour practicum, for a total of 80 hours of training.
Class size is limited to 15 participants, so early registration is strongly encouraged.
In order to receive a certificate of successful completion, students must pass both written and oral final exams (minimum 70% for written and 75% for the oral exam).
The CIT course requires participants to be fluent in English and in at least one other language. We will first coordinate an in-person interview and after the interview a language assessment may be required. See the attached requirements from the NCIHC (National Council on Interpreting in Health Care) for language proficiency.
Tuition Fees and Payments
The fee for the course is $900. We offer a language proficiency exam for those students who need to take
a 3rd party language evaluation (see qualifications and requirements attached.) For an additional fee, we offer a language proficiency exam for those who need to take a 3rd party language evaluation.
There is a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit fee of $125 due at the time of submitting your application (Books are not included in tuition). The remainder balance, $775 course fee, is due prior to the first day of class.
Make money order or check payable to:
PINPOINT TRANSLATION SERVICES
Pinpoint Translation Services
645 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
In classroom training is held from 5:00PM – 8:30PM Monday through Wednesday for 6 weeks.
The internship of this course will be the two weeks following the in-class training.