Community Interpreter and Medical Terminology Training

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MSDH offers Community Interpreter and Medical Terminology training courses to address language-based health inequities.

Community Interpreter training caters to bilingual individuals seeking to enhance their interpreting skills and extend their knowledge of properly conducting a successful interpreting session. Training is open to all who meet the following requirements:

  • Bilingual and at least 18 years of age
  • High school education or greater

Qualifying applicants should:

  • Complete the registration form below.
  • Submit a résumé showing educational attainment, past interpreting and work experience, or language proficiency tests taken (for non-native language only).

Questions? For questions about this training, call the MSDH Office of Preventive Health and Health Equity at 601-206-1050 or send e-mail to or


  • Orientation: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m.
  • Week 1: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – Friday, April 12, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Week 1: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 – Friday, April 19, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • $375.00 per person for 48 hours of Community Interpreter training, Medical, Educational, and Social Services Interpreting, and the Medical Terminology course.
  • $350.00 per person for 40 hours of Community Interpreter training only (without Medical Terminology).
  • $100.00 per person for Medical Terminology training only. (Open only to those who have previously completed MSDH's Community Interpreter training.)

Make Money Orders payable to:

Mississippi State Department of Health
Office of Preventive Health and Health Equity
713 South Pear Orchard Road, Suite 104, Plaza II
Ridgeland, MS 39157
ATTN: Office of Health Equity

Applications have closed for the Spring training. Look for announcements of our next training, or contact about upcoming training.

Last reviewed on Mar 4, 2024 request edits
Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866‑HLTHY4U Contact and information

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