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

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Available courses

An overview of the organs and functions of the gastrointestinal system, including some common diseases, clinical procedures and terminology that interpreters are likely to encounter. $35 enrollment fee. CCHI: Approved for 3 instructional hours (also valid for NBCMI/IMIA). ATA: Approved for 3 Continuing Education Points. RID: CEU approval pending.

Self-paced course for professional interpreters. Approved for 7 hours CEU credit from ATA, CCHI, IMIA and Washington State DSHS. $35 enrollment fee for 30 days of access. What language pairs does the course support?

Covers concepts and vocabulary specific to the Anticoagulation (Coumadin) Clinic, as well as  principles that will help in any medical or surgical specialty.   Two hours, $35 enrollment fee. CEU credits approved by ATA, CCHI and IMIA.

A brief introduction to the ethics of healthcare interpreting, based on prevailing standards set by professional associations in the field. One hour course; Enrollment fee $20 for 30 days of access.

Tips and tricks to help interpreters get more useful results from internet searches (e.g. Google). One to two hours; enrollment fee $20.

A 19-minute video for clinicians and healthcare administrators on why and how to use trained interpreters. Free.
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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.