To sign up for the Valley Community Interpreters’ Bilingual Community Member Interpreter Training please complete the seven steps listed below. Contact us with any questions.


Registration Process


1. Attend the mandatory orientation – This is A 90 minute presentation introducing the program scope, requirements and commitments followed by a Q+A. YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONCE AND SIGN IN TO CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE. Register for Orientation
August 9th

Register for Orientation
August 22nd



Please have the following information prepared before you start filling out the course registration form:

  • Personal information.
  • Work history and skills background.
  • Employment history and contact information for up to two employers/positions for the past five years.
  • Three professional references. People who know your work performance within the last four years.
  • Practicum availability. You will need to specify what times you are available to complete the 20-hour practicum
2. Online Registration Form – To determine employment and language history, references, and personal information. Register for Course


Once you complete steps 1 and 2, we will be in touch to complete following steps:
3. Proof of Education – Provide copies of high school diploma or equivalent. If applicant has completed a higher education degree, copies of credentials must be included.
4. Tuition Payment – Course tuition: $600.00. Includes Language Proficiency Assessment (non-refundable $100), registration fee, course textbook, bilingual medical dictionary, paid practicum opportunities and a Certificate of Successful Completion, after passing the course final test and completing the practicums. Pay Online
5. Reading Comprehension Assessment and Language Screening – VCI conducts these two initial screenings followed by a Language Proficiency Test conducted by Alta Language Services. VCI will accept Alta Language Services proficiency scores between 10 to 12 Plus only.
6. Foundational Skills – Applicant will take the Innovate+Educate Core Score soft skills assessment.
7. A New Mexico state background check to ensure the applicant does not have a criminal record.