Berkeley Language Institute Logo

Back to Workshops Overview

Registration form

Introducing Berkeley Language Institutes’ Non- Language Specific Healthcare Interpreting Fall Sessions.


Instructors: Nora Goodfriend-Koven MPH
                       Francine Kuipers, founder of the Berkeley Language Institute
                       Angela Zawadzki PhD
                       Judit Marin MA
                       Mateo Rutherford
                       Marci Valdivieso
                       (for more information about our instructors, please click here)

Location: The Berkeley Language Institute (click here for directions)
Dates and Times: See schedules (click here)
  • 44-hour workshop is $625 per person with early registration, and $760 per person thereafter.
  • 2-hour workshops are available for $65 per person; and
  • 3-hour workshops are available for $80 per person.
Payment plans are available please call 925-597-7067 to arrange your payment schedule. The 44-hour workshop fee includes a non-refundable $135 registration fee while the individual workshop fee includes a non-refundable $25 registration fee.

Note: There is an additional onetime fee of $35 for classroom materials – printouts and a USB with class presentations and references. Payable on first day of class. Please be prepared to bring a smartphone or tablet with to class for Internet access.

Early bird pricing is available.

Courses: See specific descriptions for the courses (click here).

Note that all workshops within the Non- Language Specific Healthcare Interpreting Fall/Winter Sessions include practice exercises in sight translation, simultaneous interpretation and consecutive interpretation.

Join us! Berkeley Language Institute (BLI) is pleased to present its Intensive 44-Hour Non-Language Specific Medical Interpreting Workshop offered by experienced instructors and working certified interpreters. Our courses are designed to prepare those seeking certification in healthcare interpreting and hospital and clinical staff who want to understand the basics in this field. These workshops are meant to increase a healthcare interpreter’s competency by building the skills and vocabulary needed in real-life settings.

Note that current BLI instructors are certified by CCHI and that BLI is working to establish further accreditation with IMIA and to obtain CIMSE credits with the Judicial Council, please contact us at for up to date information. BLI is working with CCHI to gain CEAP accreditation with CCHI for the Oncology, Hospice & Palliative Care, Working with Worker’s Comp and Mental Health Units.

Our Healthcare Interpreting Workshop is accepted for CCHI’s pre-evaluation 40-training requirement. Register early for registration discounts. Capacity is limited and a minimum of 8 students must be registered for class to proceed.
The Berkeley Language Institute
1840 Alcatraz Avenue, Suite C1B Berkeley CA 94703

Phone: 510-