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Bridging the Gap: Training of Medical Interpreters

For over 20 years, the Utah Department of Health and Human Services has trained bilingual and bicultural individuals on how to become effective medical interpreters. We use the 64-hour Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training, a nationally recognized training course from the Cross Cultural Health Care Program.

For more detailed information about the program please read this flyer.

Training Hours and Location:

  • This 64-hour professional training will be taught in-person in Salt Lake City in eight daily sessions over the span of 3-4 weeks.
  • Individuals will receive the exact location upon acceptance.
  • Please see the schedule below.
  • Information for the next BTG training course and application process will be posted here when available. We anticipate this course will be taught in early Fall 2024.
  • To be added to a notification email list, please email Rachel Black
  • See the sample training schedule from 2023 below to get an idea of what is expected.

2023 Training Dates:

You must commit to attending all dates listed below in person. There is not a virtual option for this training.

How to Apply:

  • Applications will be accepted from May 1, 2023 through May 19, 2023.
  • BTG online forms will open through the following links beginning at 8am on May 1st. These links will be inactivated at 5pm on May 19th. BOTH forms must be received, or your application is incomplete.
  • BTG Application
  • BTG Sponsor Organization Form
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Please note that ALL applicants are required to have a sponsoring organization.
  • Email notification of acceptance will be sent out by May 30, 2023.

 If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Black at