Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer training?
At this point we do not offer any specific training to prepare candidates for the assessment. Once a candidate passes the assessment, s/he will be eligible to participate in any interpreter workshops sponsored by the Dane County Medical Interpreter Collaboration.
How do I start working?
The names and contact information of all candidates who pass the assessment are provided to the Dane County Medical Interpreter Collaboration. You will need to contact each member organization individually to discuss the specific requirements and opportunities for providing contracted interpreter services. The Medical Interpreter Assessment is a prerequisite for providing interpreter services for the Dane County Medical Interpreter Collaboration, but does not imply or guarantee any work opportunities.
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More information about the coalition
The Dane County Medical Interpreter Coalition was formed in 1995 and is currently made up of 11 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 trainings 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.