Become a Medical Interperter
All the healthcare organizations who are members of the DCMIC require the following certifications to provide serivices at their institutions.
Learn more about the Dane County Medical Interpreter Coalition
The Dane County Medical Interpreter Coalition was formed in 1995 and is currently made up of 9 public and private health organizations. Members came together to ensure quality language services for limited English proficient (LEP) populations in Dane County. The main initiative of the coalition has been the creation and implementation of a Spanish interpreter assessment program. In addition, the Coalition sponsors interpreter training and meets monthly to share best practices. The Dane County Medical Interpreter Coalition has been recognized as a national model program in a number of publications.
Our member Health Care Organizations
Anne- Louise Plesh
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I begin working as an Interpreter?
You will need to contact each member organization individually to discuss the specific requirements and opportunities for providing contracted interpreter services. CCHI or RID certification is a prerequisite for providing interpreter services for the Dane County Medical Interpreter Coalition members, but does not imply or guarantee any work opportunities.
Are there any other resources or materials?
The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters – CCHI offers a listing of training providers. Books & dictionaries:
Does the DCMIC offer trainings?
At this point we do not offer any specific training. Madison College offers various courses on Health Care Interpreting. Please visit their website for more information. Once a candidate becomes certified, s/he will be eligible to participate in any interpreter workshops sponsored by the Dane County Medical Interpreter Collaboration.