Welcome to HCIN Learn

The Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN) welcomes you to HCIN Learn, our online continuing education platform for professional interpreters. We invite you to sample the courses offered below.

If you are new here, you will be prompted to register. Registration is free and quick, and we don't share your contact info with anyone.

Interpreting in Palliative Care, a course developed with support from the California HealthCare Foundation

Continuing Education that Counts:

HCIN Learn is accredited by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI). Instructional hours (as listed in the course descriptions below) are also valid for NBCMI / IMIA. Courses earn the same hours for ATA. CEUs for RID Certified Interpreters are available for an additional $25/course. Upon successful completion of a course, students may download a certificate that indicates the hours of continuing education completed. Details about CEUs here.

NOTICE: HCIN Learn courses will be unavailable for up to three days, from December 26 at 9:00 am Pacific Time until December 29 at 9 am, for migration to a new server.
Course enrollments that include these dates will be extended. Thank you for your patience.
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Available courses

This event is over. Enrollees who participated in at least one hour of the webinar can return Dec. 11 for their certificates.

Concepts, skills and terminology for interpreters in palliative care and end-of-life settings. $35 enrollment fee/30 days access. 7 instructional hours. Requires Adobe Flash (View Technical Requirements). What language pairs does the course support?

An overview of the organs and functions of the gastrointestinal system, including some common diseases, clinical procedures and useful terminology. $35 enrollment fee/30 days access. 3 instructional hours.

Concepts and vocabulary specific to the Anticoagulation (Coumadin) Clinic, as well as  principles that will help in any medical or surgical specialty.  $35 enrollment fee/30 days access. 2 instructional hours.

A brief introduction to the ethics of healthcare interpreting, based on prevailing standards set by professional associations in the field. $20 enrollment fee/30 days access. 1 instructional hour.

A webinar recording (audio plus a few slides) on dealing with cultural misconceptions, interpretation of certain terminology and the challenges of bridging the communication gap between Arabic-speaking patients and English-speaking providers. Recommended for Arabic interpreters, but open to all. $20 enrollment fee, 1 instructional hour.

A 19-minute video for clinicians and healthcare administrators on why and how to use trained interpreters. Free.
Requires a modern browser with support for HTML5 video.

Useful links for medical education, bi-lingual dictionaries, professional organizations and more. Free

(Restricted) Materials relevant to interpreters at member hospitals of the Health Care Interpreter Network

(Restricted) Advice and protocols for remote interpreting on the Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN), developed by the HCIN Quality Director.