Career Lattice

      Using the Lattice

      Note that the Lattice starts from the bottom. Interpreters build experience and competencies to move to the top. It may be possible to enter the Lattice at various points if preceding required experiences and qualifications are in place. Click on any part of the... read more

      About the Lattice

      The Healthcare Interpreting Career Lattice is an important step towards improving healthcare interpreting. It provides an outline of what is needed to enter this specialty, and identifies specific steps towards developing competency. What is a Career Lattice?... read more

      Prerequisites

      Prerequisites for Entering the Lattice Have three years of recent interpreting experience in various settings Have B.A. or B.S. degree Have RID, NAD, or BEI certification Have documentation of current inoculations Comply with all security and background check... read more

      Moving from Novice to Intermediate

      Novice Healthcare Interpreter This is a viable entry point for Deaf or hearing interpreters who have satisfied the prerequisites. Ideally work is supervised 75% of the time. May be qualified to interpret in the following settings or situations: Routine and low risk... read more

      Moving from Intermediate to Specialist

      Intermediate Healthcare Interpreter This is a viable entry point for Deaf or hearing interpreters who have already satisfied the requirements for Novice Healthcare Interpreter: Observed non-interpreted medical interactions. Observed experienced interpreters in... read more

      Specialist Ongoing Education

      Healthcare Interpreting Specialist This is a viable entry point for Deaf or hearing interpreters who have satisfied the requirements for Novice Healthcare Interpreter and Intermediate Healthcare Interpreter and have: Documented 200 additional hours of healthcare... read more