Interpretation Training

40-Hour Interpreter Training

Training Curriculum

This is a 40-hour interactive and skills-based training that equips you with invaluable tools to be a professional interpreter. It covers the most up-to-date protocols, analytical guidance, and instrumental techniques that will help you in your daily practice. The focus is on medical, education, and social work interpretations.

The training consists of 40 hours of interactive training and fulfills the prerequisite requirement for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) test.

Training Completion Requirements

  • Attendance: Participant cannot miss more than 10% of the 40-hour training—that is no more than 4 hours. Makeup time is required in order to receive the certificate of completion.
  • A total of 4 hours of shadowing another interpreter in the field.



Josefina G. Saldívar has a Master’s degree in Spanish Literature and Grammar, and two Bachelor’s degrees: one in Spanish and one in Psychology.  Josefina has extensive experience interpreting in the social work, medical and legal settings as a certified CCHI interpreter.  Josefina also has twenty-four years of experience as a college Spanish professor. She thoroughly enjoys teaching Spanish classes at GRCC. She also works with Innovation Central High School in Grand Rapids and Spectrum Health to develop and teach a Medical Interpreting class to bilingual High School seniors. Josefina strives to prepare new interpreters through education and by sharing her experience, as she continues to interpret in the community.


Please fill out this form to register for the 40-Hour Interpreter Training.

You can also stop by our office at 44- 44th St SE, Grand Rapids MI 49548 to register.

Current Event Details:


May 14 - May 25, 2018


5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Studio Six-One-Six

4534 Division Ave. South

Kentwood, MI 49548

Fees & Payment

Fee: $250.00 per person for entire 40 hour course
Group Discount Fee: $200 per person (Minimum 3 people)

Payment must be made to Liaison Linguistics by May 7, 2018.

The following forms of payment are accepted: Credit/Debit Card via phone, Mailed Check, or Cash at the Liaison Linguistics office.

Checks must be mailed to the following address:

Liaison Linguistics

P.O. Box 8264

Grand Rapids MI 49518

If you have any question about the training, please contact our office at 616-249-1696 and ask for Hau.

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Liaison Linguistics - 44 – 44th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49548