CEUs — It’s the journey, not the destination.
As with any profession, interpreters must continually hone and expand their skills and knowledge. A foundation program such as The Community Interpreter® is a great start, but it only serves as an introduction to the world of professional interpreting. Continuing education workshops tend to focus on specific areas or skills of interpreting and often carry CEUs (continuing education units) required to maintain interpreter certifications. As professional interpreters we owe it to ourselves, our clients and the profession to never stop investing in our own education.
Sign Language Interpreting CEUs
Medical Interpreting CEUs
Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
CCHI’s Continuing Education Accreditation Program (CEAP) offers a searchable database of approved programs
International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA)
IMIA’s Education Registry offers a searchable database of programs approved to maintain NBCMI medical interpreter certification
Court Interpreting CEUs
California Courts Interpreters Program
Colorado Judicial Branch
Instructions on how to apply for CEUs plus a Continuing Education Booklet of pre-approved training providers.
Maryland Court Interpreter Program
Pennsylvania Courts Interpreter Program
Community and Social Services Interpreting CEUs
Washington State Department of Social and Human Services (DSHS)
Ontario Council on Community Interpreting (OCCI)
American Translators Association (ATA)
Although ATA CEPs (continuing education points) count towards ATA’s translator certifications, ATA awards CEPs to interpreting workshops. If you’re a translator and interpreter, these workshops help maintain your skill sets in both professions! While ATA doesn’t list CEP-approved workshops, its website offers some general information about ATA Certification and CEPs.