How does the 40-hr program work?

This program is composed of 10 classes. In the first two classes, we cover the theory of Interpreting, Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for medical interpreters. The remaining eight classes focus on the development of your interpreting skills. You’ll be putting into practice your interpreting skills through realistic simulated medical encounters in the three main modes of interpretation: Sight Translation, Simultaneous and Consecutive mode. These skill-building classes also serve as mock exams in which you’ll have the opportunity to evaluate your knowledge gaps and weaker skills. Due to the intensity of the content, we require that you take no more than 2 modules (8 hours) per day.

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When does the next 40-hour course start?

Immediately! You”ll have access to all the modules right after you enroll. This is a self-paced program; you can take it on your own time. 

We’ll upload the rest of the classes to your profile within a few hours after your enrollment. You’ll have access to all 40 hours (10 classes)  the very same day!


What are the prerequisites?

To enroll in the MITS 40-hour program, you must:

  1. Be at least 18 years old.
  2. Have completed high school (or GED) in the U.S. or in another country.
  3. Have linguistic proficiency in both English and your working language.*

*Linguistic proficiency is the ability to speak and understand a language without any difficulty or delay.

To enroll in the Continuing Education courses (CEUs), you must be currently certified at the national or state level.

How much time do I have to complete the 40-hour course?

You will have access to the course for 12 months after purchase. This is more than enough time for you to complete 40 hours of training and review the content to study for your certification exam. If you’re unable to complete the course within this timeframe, you may purchase a one-time extension of three months at a $100.00 fee. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The minimum number of days to complete the 40-hour training course is 6 days (eight hours per day + one day). Due to the intensity of the content, MITS will not issue a certificate sooner than 6 days after registration.

MITS reserves the right to request further documentation, such as worksheets, glossaries, certificates and/or recordings if we believe that the information submitted and the records are not sufficient proof of successful completion.

How do I purchase an extension?

If you’d like to purchase a one-time extension of three months. Please click on the following link:

How long does it take to complete one class?

Each class takes about four hours to be completed; that’s the time you will be accredited for. It is not required that you complete the four hours all at once. You can certainly take your time and work at your own pace. However, we strongly advise you to dedicate at least one uninterrupted hour each sitting.

Do I have to complete the 4-hour class in one sitting?

No, you can access your class at any time you want and study as long as you want.  We recommend you dedicate at least one hour each sitting.

After completing the 40-hr course, can I redo and review the exercises for more practice?

Absolutely! The course is yours for 12 months. You’ll have access for one whole year to practice and review the whole course if you want to.

Is the instructor reachable for questions?

Of course, you can write or call your instructor at any time. You can also make an appointment to talk with your instructor over the phone, Skype, Facetime, etc. No limits!

Do you provide technical support?

We pride ourselves on providing outstanding support and customer service.

Do you have payment plans or financial aid?

At this time, we are unable to offer any payment plans or financial aid to purchase the 40- hour course package; however, you can buy classes individually as you go at $80.00. We also accept all major credit cards and PayPal.

What's the Certificate of Completion Policy?

As stated in our Terms of Use, a certificate of completion will only be issued after participants successfully complete the course in its entirety. The minimum number of days to complete the 40-hour training course is six (6) days. No certificate of completion will be issued sooner than six days after registration.

MITS reserves the right to request further documentation, such as worksheets, glossaries, certificates and/or recordings if we believe that the information submitted and the records are not sufficient proof of successful completion.


How do I get a coupon?

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How many CEUs do I get?

There’s a little misunderstanding as to what a CEU is. One CEU equals 10 hours of continuing ed training. If you are certified by the National Board, you need only 3 CEUs (30 hours).  Each of our classes is 4 hrs. (0.4 CEUs) and not 4 CEUs because that would equal 40 hours. If you are certified by CCHI, you need 16 hours every 2 years. You can read more information about the renewal of your specific certification on our website at the top menu, under resources.

Is someone going to evaluate my recordings?

No, your recordings are yours only.  This is a self-assessment program where you will evaluate your strong and weak points yourself.  However, there’s a quiz at the end of each lesson that will serve as verification of the successful completion of the lessons’ objectives.

How do I get my certificate of completion?

Once you finish your class and pass the final quiz with a minimum score of 70%, you will have instant access to your certificate to print or save in your computer files.

What if I don't pass the final quiz?

The final quiz is based ONLY on the content covered in the class, so there are no surprises. You can retake the quiz after reviewing your worksheets if you need to. You don’t need to take the class again or pay for it.  Nevertheless, you can replay and practice any part of the class as much or long as you want to.

What equipment do I need to take a class?

These self-study classes require some basic equipment.  It is very important for you to have the following: An efficient computer with printer, a voice-recording device (smartphone, tablet etc.), and set of headphones. It is important that you keep your worksheets and recordings in case we need further proof of your completion of the course.

Can I take these classes on my mobile device?

Yes, you can. As long as you have your mobile device set up for printing. A desktop or laptop would be more convenient and practical to handle the files.

Are these continuing classes accepted by the National Board and CCHI?

Yes, all MITS CEU courses are accredited by the Certification Commission of Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and 10 hours of training have been approved by the American Translation Association (ATA).  As of 2018, all our courses are also approved by the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA); therefore, they are accepted by the National Board. 

I'm having problems registering

Make sure that your username is one word only with no spaces in between and to copy the characters in the same case as they appear in the grey box.

How do I go to my classes?

I'm having trouble signing/logging in

 If you tried to log in with the correct username and password and you get an invalid message, please clear your cache. Cache is like the short-term memory on your browser (e.g., Chrome or Firefox). In order to avoid getting the same old error, you may need to clear the cache and refresh your page.

If you are directed to the page below and are unable to click on the classes, make sure to sign/log in again in order to go to “My Profile” page.

If you already reset your password and still can’t log in, maybe your username is not correct. Please contact us via email, and we’ll reset your login information.

I forgot my password

Your password and username were sent to you to your email when you first registered, so please check your email. If you want or need to reset it, go to the sign in button (the button with the key symbol) and press the life raft symbol next to the red button that says sign in. Check your email (all inboxes) and follow the instructions. Contact us if all this fails.

I cannot view my certificate

If you cannot view your certificate, make sure all lessons have been marked as complete, including the lesson titles and free lessons. All lessons should appear in a light blue color. You may also want to try to open it with another browser (e.g., Firefox or Chrome).  If you still have difficulty, drop us an email and we’ll send you the certificate to your email.

How can I save my certificates?

When you have your certificate in view mode, press the button that says Print Certificate. A new window will open, and then find the PDF button to save it to your computer. It looks different in every browser, so here are some pictures using Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.




Take a screenshot: Because every computer is different, taking screenshot varies from computer to computer. Please do an online search on how to take a screenshot with your device and operating system.

Print and scan: If you have a scanner, simply print the certificate and scan it to save in PDF format.

Take a picture of the screen with your cellphone: Probably the easiest way. Take a picture of the screen with your cellphone and then crop it. To make sure it’s put in a safe place, you should email it to yourself.