40-hour Program for Spanish Interpreters

English-Spanish Specific Program

Unlike language-neutral courses that are taught in English only,  MITS unique 40-hour training program has been specifically designed to significantly improve your skills in both languages: English and Spanish. Practice with many doctor-patient vignettes as if you were in an actual medical interpreting assignment. This is a truly bilingual course!

Learn at your own pace and whenever it suits you to attain your completion certificate. Our bite-sized lessons are designed to seamlessly integrate into your hectic schedule. Each module can be finished in approximately four hours, with multiple lessons for you to tackle at your convenience. No need to worry about final exams or extra charges; your certificate will be awarded once you successfully complete all core lessons and exercises.

This training program is approved to meet the requirements to apply for the national certification exams offered by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI).

The Following 10 Modules Comprise

The Core 40 Hours of Training

You can buy these modules individually at $80 each, or all in a bundle. More information below. 

Basics of Interpretation

This vital course will provide you with the foundational knowledge and linguistic tools necessary to start your professional interpreting career on the right foot. You'll lay a solid base to build your skillset.

Ethics & Standards

In this course, you'll be introduced to the guidelines of professionalism and ethical conduct. It'll help you develop your critical thinking and decision-making skills by analyzing examples of potential ethical dilemmas.

Medical Terminology I

Understanding medical terminology is important for the medical interpreter, but speaking the medical language used in the day-to-day healthcare environment is paramount in ensuring effective communication.


Heart disease is the most common affliction in the world. In this course, you’ll interpret documents, narrations, and conversations that involve the use of medical vocabulary frequently found in this medical specialty.


In this course, you'll learn more about the intricate glandular system. You’ll gain practical experience by interpreting clinical encounters related to the diagnoses and treatments of endocrine disorders.

Medical Terminology II

These interactive courses are presented in a unique combination of mesmerizing videos and audio exercises. You'll learn and review hundreds of core medical words organized by body systems.


Spine disorders, joint surgeries, trauma, or a simple accident at work that turns into a workers’ comp case are some examples of interpreting assignments. In this module, you’ll practice with similar scenarios.


Interpreting in mental health is probably one of the most challenging assignments for many interpreters. These interactions take place in a variety of settings, including med-legal appointments. We'll go over that here.


Kidney disease can be attributed to other medical conditions. Discover the illnesses, symptoms, and treatments related to renal failure by putting into practice your bilingual abilities in three interpreting modes.


Interpreting for patients with cancer and their families requires skill and solid knowledge about the complexity of this disease. In this course, you'll gain vocabulary and experience with our interactive exercises.


The 40-hour Bundle Plus

You can get all modules in a bundle instead of purchasing them separately. This special offer includes the 10 modules above (40 hrs.) and the 5 modules below (20+ hrs. of bonus content). You'll receive your certificate of completion after completing the core 40 hours of training.

Bonus Courses to Prep for the National Exam!

Because we care about your success, we’ve created these complimentary laboratory modules to help you further prepare for the national certification exams and your interpreting career. These 20+ hours of content are included, FREE of charge, when you enroll in The Complete 40-hour Program.

In these modules, we’ll review in detail the national written exams and practice with dozens of exam-like questions. For the oral component, you’ll find many exercises that simulate the exams in structure and level of difficulty.  These mock exams cover many other medical specialties, such as gastroenterology, pulmonology, OBGYN, nutrition, dermatology, ophthalmology and many more.

You will also find many memory exercise, note-taking practice, medical illustrations and videos, shadowing exercises, educational games, and a lot more top-notch materials. Furthermore, you will be able to meet other MITS students to study together and chat with the trainer if you sign up for our Study Buddy special feature. Everything you need to succeed is here at MITS!

Written Exam Prep

A detailed guide on how to approach the different types of questions, strategies for answering multiple-choice items, a review of the topics to be tested, and two mock exams to test your knowledge.

Sight Translation Prep

In this oral laboratory course, you'll find many more exam-style documents to practice with medical and legal terms like those found in the real exam. You'll gain more confidence and fluency in this interpreting mode.

Simultaneous Oral Prep

Many interpreters dread this interpreting mode, but those who invest time to practice with their resources have nothing to fear. The skills you’ll gain in this course will be invaluable to your interpreting career.

Consecutive Oral Prep

The largest component of the national certification exam is consecutive interpreting. You can't afford to score low in this interpreting mode if you are serious about passing that rigorous oral test.

The Toolbox

In this module, you will find lots of oral and written exercises, videos, visuals, and educational games that will help you refine your skillset. You will also find exclusive resources and access to other MITS students.

Single Module

Get only one 4-hour module
$ 80 six months of access
  • One module at a time
  • Pay as you go

The Complete 40-hour Program

Get all modules in a bundle to save!
$ 640 1 whole year of access
  • Get the 10 modules that comprise the 40-hour program
  • Plus the 5 Exam Prep modules containing 20+ hours
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