KITA is a licensed provider of CMIT, a flexible 64-hour training program that surpasses the recommended national training standards and requirements for national certification for Medical/Healthcare Interpreters.

CMIT has been fully developed by and for interpreters. With more than 35 years of collective experience in the field of interpreting and interpreting training, the CMIT authors put emphasis in the development of the basic interpreting skills and learning of specialized medical terminology.

The CMIT textbook helps students learn a wide variety of skills, techniques, and strategies to handle basic and difficult scenarios in different healthcare settings.

The CMIT Workbook for Medical Interpreters provides a simple way of learning medical terminology, and exposes students to the daily nuances of the English and healthcare basic and technical languages that may present difficulties when interpreting in specialized settings.

Although the CMIT program is primarily intended for spoken languages, it provides American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters specialization training.

Individuals interested in taking this course must first pass a third-party bilingual fluency assessment (BFA). The results of the language assessment are yours to keep. The price of the language assessment is typically $100 but may vary depending on the working language being evaluated. You can register and pay for the BFA at any time and then send the results to the “Contact” link below.

The price of the CMIT course is $500. Scholarships based on financial need may be available. Students who attend all the hours of classroom training, complete the online portion AND receive a passing score of 70% or higher on their final exam will receive a certificate of completion.

See our Events page to find out when the next class will be held in your area.

Additional Information

Core Medical Interpreter Training (CMIT) Guidance

Language Proficiency Test (CMIT Prerequisite)

FAQ: Medical Interpreter Training/CMIT