Core Medical Interpreter Training (CMIT)™

Interested in meeting the national certification requirements for Medical/Healthcare Interpreters? You can gain the skills and credentials you need to become an essential member of a healthcare team through Penn State’s convenient, Zoom-based CMIT™ program!

Whether you are currently bilingual, multilingual, working in health care or are simply interested in obtaining an entry-level credentials in the field, you’ll gain a strong foundation in healthcare interpretation, including: roles, modes, ethics, and current professional and regulatory guidelines, strategies for effective communication between different cultures in the health care setting, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.

The program also offers immersive role-playing exercises to help improve patient safety, as well as eight important hours on the Codes of Ethics to ensure you can make appropriate decisions in even the most difficult circumstances.

Ensure an accurate understanding between patients and providers! Serve as a professional and respectful communications conduit for limited-English patients by learning the National Best Practice Standards in Professional Medical Interpreting!

Offered in partnership with Lehigh Valley, Abington and York campuses.

Course Details

Delivery: Online via Zoom
Cost: $995.00


Early Registration (online transaction fee waived)
Partial Scholarships available. Send email to [email protected]

NEW! Online Evening CMIT Courses.

Penn State Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce that we will be offering evening CMIT course dates, organized with PSU.

Dates: January 17, 2023–March 30, 2023
Times: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Days: Tuesdays,Thursdays
Delivery: via Zoom


 August (NICHC-PSU)

  • Virtual Class Days: 8/5, 8/6, 8/12, 8/13, 8/19, 8/20, 8/26, 8/27

 November (NICHC-PSU)

  • Virtual Class Days: 11/4, 11/5, 11/11, 11/12, 11/18, 11/19, 12/2, 12/3

The total number of training hours is 100.


Proof of Linguistic Proficiency for working languages (English – Target)