CEUs, Technical Requirements and Supported Languages

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs):

For spoken language interpreters and translators:

All classes on HCIN Learn are accredited by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).  Each class is approved for a specified number of instructional hours.

Many classes are approved by International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA).
For the IMIA, you may confirm credits at http://www.imiaweb.org/education/trainingnotices.asp.  For easier searching on their site, use the filters they provide for "online" and "training notices with IMIA CEUs."
Many are approved by the American Translators Association.
Many are approved by Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
To confirm approvals by DSHS, go to https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FSA/ltc/documents/ListofDSHSApprovedInterpreterContinuingEducationActivities.pdf  Search btreumann.

However, approved hours are also specified with each class description listed on our Home page. Upon successful completion of a course, students may download a certificate that indicates the hours of continuing education completed.  If your credentialing organization provides you a profile for your use, we suggest that you immediately upload your earned certificates to your profile for safekeeping and to ensure you accumulate the credits you need to renew your certification when the time comes.

For sign language interpreters ONLY:

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: RID Certified interpreters can earn CEUs for an additional $25/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.

CEUs on the GO! PINRA Process:

  1. Before starting the activity, please fill out this PINRA form.
  2. Start the course.
  3. Complete the course.
  4. Send your Certificate of Completion to CEUs on the GO! at ceusonthego@gmail.com
  5. CEUs on the GO! will invoice you for the $25 processing fee.
  6. Submit payment.
  7. After payment is submitted, CEUs on the GO! will process your CEUs through RID.

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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, to take notes, and for one of the reflection exercises.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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/
  • 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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