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)

  • 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

Community and Social Services Interpreting CEUs

Translation CEUs

  • 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.