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

 

Orientation:
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 BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR THE COURSE.

 

Course:

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. Please Attend Orientation Before You Register

Registration Will Open February 21st

 

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: $850.00. 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 Language Testing International. VCI will accept Language Testing International proficiency scores between Advanced Mid to Superior only.
7. A New Mexico state background check to ensure the applicant does not have a criminal record.