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.

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Available courses

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, skills and terminology for interpreters in palliative care and end-of-life settings. $35 enrollment fee/30 days access. 7 instructional hoursWhat language pairs does the course support?

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.

Tips and tricks to help interpreters get more useful results from internet searches (e.g. Google). $20 enrollment fee/30 days access. 1 instructional hour.

This live event took place on March 30, 2017. Enrollment is currently closed while we renovate the course based on the recorded presentation. Please check back later. If you are already enrolled, contact support@hcin.org for your certificate.  Description/Presenters. 1 instructional hour.

This event is over, and registration is currently closed. Participants can return on Monday April 24 to pick up certificates. Description/Presenters. $20 enrollment fee, 1 instructional hour.

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.