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The Community Interpreter [TCI] – A nationally recognized interpreter training program

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The Community Interpreter is a ground-breaking 40-hour national certificate program in community interpreting produced by Cross-Cultural Communications. This interpreting training course  targets the training needs of community interpreters and bilingual staff who work in Health Care, Education and Social/Human Services. The course promotes national ethics and standards of practice for interpreters and can prepare them for national medical interpreter certification. This interpreter training program is approved by the Certification Commission of Healthcare Interpreters for 12 CCHI CE hours and by the American Translators Association for 10 ATA Ceps.

Please note:

    1. This is a language neutral course. It is taught in English.
    2. The Community Interpreter® – Medical does NOT provide certification. It provides a Certificate of Successful Completion as one of the steps in the certification process.
    3. The program offers three levels of certificates for successful candidates, based on their level of oral language proficiency:
      • Level 1: Qualified Interpreter
      • Level 2: Professionally Trained Interpreter
      • Level 3: Hospitality Interpreter

Our licensed trainer:

Leah Benjamin is our in-house Licensed Trainer for The Community Interpreter. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Duke University and is a Certified Medical Interpreter with CCHI (Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters). Over the past five years, she has interpreted in a variety of medical, school, and social service settings. Leah was born in the United States to American parents and was raised in Colombia, Brazil, and Chile.

The program will cover topics such as:

  • Overview of the profession and professional settings
  • Sight translation
  • Consecutive and simultaneous interpreting practice
  • Role-playing
  • Note-taking techniques
  • Readings in the field
  • Exercises for building memory and concentration
  • Discussion of practices, standards, and ethics
  • Vocabulary in the medical and legal fields


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, with a minimum of a HS diploma or equivalent, (BA preferred).

At this time, TCI accreditation requires testing in the participant’s non-native language only. Proficiency in the NATIVE language is usually provided through a high school diploma or higher degree where the language of instruction is the native language of the candidate.  If the participant grew up in the U.S. speaking both languages testing in both languages may be required.

See Classes Offered tab for more information.

Classes Offered

Contact GlobeLink to reserve your seat or sign up online.

Training will be held at GlobeLink Foreign Language Center, 802 South Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

  • Dates: TBD in 2018
  • Total 40 hours – 5 sessions of 8 hours each (Sessions will include 30 min. lunch break)
  • Time: 8:30 AM – 5 PM
  • Training fee: $695 – Minimum of 6 participants required
  • Price includes Course Material
  • Language proficiency test fee: $75 per language. (See note below for prerequisites and exemption criteria).

Under the TCI® license agreement you must pass a neutral third-party language assessment.  The language proficiency testing ensures that there is a basic level of fluency in both English and the Target Language. If you already have a copy of your scores from a recognized fluency test, please contact us to determine if it can take the place of the required language assessment.


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Note: A participant with a college degree from an accredited university where the working language was the instruction language can be exempt from the language proficiency test requirement for that language.



Registration and Payment

The Community Interpreter training offered by GlobeLink FLC has a deadline for payment and registration effective three weeks prior to the start of the training. Full payment is due at that time in order to reserve a place in the training program. Space for our programs is filled on a first-come, first-paid basis.

Payment can be made by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, Discover) or by check (made out to: GlobeLink FLC). Our website currently only accepts credit card payments. Please contact us ( if you need an invoice and/or would like to pay by check or cash.

Confirmation of registration

Upon receipt of online payment for a training registration, within 2-3 business days an email confirmation will be sent to the customer.

Approximately three weeks before the first day of a training program, a welcome email will be sent to all training participants. This welcome email will reconfirm the training location, date(s), time(s) and include further information such as trainer bio(s), contact telephone number(s) and item(s) that participants should bring to the training.

Approximately 2-3 days before the training, a final reminder email will be sent to training participants.

Refunds and credits

A refund request for a training program fee must be submitted in writing to Refund requests submitted before the three week training registration deadline will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Refund requests submitted in the three week period from the day of the registration deadline up until 11:59PM of the day before the training will be subject to a cancellation fee in the amount of 50% of the training program fee. Refunds will not be given after this deadline.


In the event of a training program cancellation, GlobeLink FLC will communicate this information to training participants as quickly as possible.  Participants who paid will receive a full refund.

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