CEUs, Technical Requirements and Supported Languages

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs):

For Spoken-Language Interpreters

HCIN Learn is accredited by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).

Each class is approved for a specified number of instructional hours which are also valid for the National Board of Certified Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)/International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA). Classes are also approved for the same hours by the American Translators Association.

Approved hours are specified with each class description listed on the Home page. Upon successful completion of a course, students may download a certificate that indicates the hours of continuing education completed.

For Interpreters for the Deaf

Interpreters certified by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) can earn CEUs for an additional $25 per course by initiating the Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRA) process before starting the course. HCIN is partnering with the independent organization CEUs on the GO! to offer this service. See instructions here.

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Language Support:

Interpreting in Palliative Care is presented primarily in English, and contains valuable information that will benefit all interpreters who understand English.
Some interactive elements of the course have specific language support:
  • The Interpreting Skills Applied to Palliative Care segment uses scenarios presented in English and English/Spanish.  All users can understand the issues presented, because the Spanish dialogue is captioned in English.
  • Palliative Care Vocabulary introduces terms in English and their meanings. The task of converting these terms into a target language supports Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. 
  • The Sight Translation segment requires users to translate a hospital document from English into the target language. For checking the translation, the documents are available in the same languages listed above.
  • The Practice Interpreting segment is currently available only for Spanish/English. Korean/English will be added in the near future. Check back later for additional language support.

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Technical Requirements

In order to navigate our courses successfully, you will need the following:


  • Pen and paper for some course activities, as well as to take notes for your personal use.
  • A computer with broadband internet connection. You do not need to do the entire course on the computer you are using right now; you can pause the course on one computer and resume working from a different one.
  • Adobe Flash Player, installed and enabled in your browser. You probably already have this; to check, go to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ 
    Important: Apple iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) do not support Flash, and cannot run Flash-dependent portions of the Palliative Care course.
  • Computer speakers, headphones or earbuds.
  • An up-to-date web browser: Internet Explorer 7 or newer, or any recent version of Firefox, Chrome or Safari.
  • Browser must be configured to allow javascript and cookies.
  • If you are on a corporate network, such as a hospital, your network settings must permit streaming video from Vimeo.com. If you can watch this brief clip, your Flash Player and streaming settings are ready to go. 


  • A voice recorder, to capture your own practice. This could be a smartphone, a dictation recorder or a cassette recorder—whatever you have available. See Using a voice recorder for interpreting practice for suggestions. Required for Palliative Care course.
  • Adobe Reader (a/k/a Acrobat Reader) for PDF documents. Required for Palliative Care course.
  • Microsoft Word, for some auxiliary downloads.
  • A printer, to print out download versions of some of the course materials


If you need technical assistance, contact support@hcin.org

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Last modified: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 4:43 PM