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Description of Healthcare Interpreting Training

The program for Promoting Equity in Healthcare Interpreting has created a series of modules on medical interpreting.  These are being offered at no cost to participants and supported by an RSA training grant.   

Below is a list of modules in Canvas including the topics, the dates when the modules open and close, and a link to the modules in Canvas.  Participants can self enroll using the codes for each module below.   

The modules should take about 5 hours to complete and participants will be awarded .5 CEUs by RID in Professional Studies for each module. BEI CEUs may also be available, please check with the relevant CEU authority in your state. There are a total of 14 modules and 7 CEUS for completing all of the modules. Participants do not have to complete them all and they will receive 0.5 CEUS per module (with one module on HIPAA worth .4 CEUs and a Medical Ethics module worth .6 CEUs).

When the enrollment limit is reached, we will post that the module is full here. We will offer the modules again in 2025.

All of the modules are full as of May 2024. 

Module Names, Dates, Links and Codes for Self-Enrollment

Module Name

Join Code and Link

Course Date Open / Close 

PEHI Module 1 (Interpreting Skills and Processing)


If you registered for a Module before enrollment closed, you can access it on Canvas Free for Teacher using your existing username and password.

3/18/2024 to 4/18/2024

PEHI Module 2 (Body Systems : Part 1)


4/01/2024 to 4/30/2024

PEHI Module 3 (Medical Interpreting Processing Skills)


4/15/24 to 05/15/24

PEHI Module 4 (Body Systems : Part 2 - Skeletal, Muscular, & Integumentary)


4/30/2024 to 5/31/2024

PEHI Module 5 (Interpreting Skills Fingerspelling)


5/15/2024 to 6/15/2024

PEHI Module 6 (Pharmacology)


5/31/2024 to 6/30/2024

PEHI Module 7 (HIPAA and Interpreting)


6/15/2024 to 7/15/2024

PEHI Module 8 (Body Systems : Pt. 3 - Nervous & Endocrine)


6/30/2024 to 7/31/2024

PEHI 9 (Remote Interpreting)  


7/15/2024 to 8/15/2024

PEHI 10 (Body Systems : Pt. 4 - Respiratory & Lymphatic)


7/30/2024 to 8/31/2024

PEHI 11 (Advanced Medical Interpreting Skills)


8/15/2024 to 9/15/2024

PEHI 12 (Body Systems : Pt. 5 - Digestive & Urinary)


8/31/2024 to 9/30/2024

PEHI 13 (Body Systems : Pt. 6 - Cardiovascular)


9/15/2024 to 10/15/2024

PEHI 14 (Ethics in Healthcare Interpreting)



If you can't register because your email is "already in use," select "Forgot Password" on the Canvas home page. You might have registered with Canvas before through a different training provider or grant program.

10/01/2024 - 10/30/2024


What you'll learn: Module Topics

Instruction and activities suited to those new to healthcare interpreting:

  • Self-care

  • HIPAA and interpreting

  • Self-assessment and team assessment

  • Orientation to the human body

Activities and instruction to improve English-to-ASL interpreting through the application of a contrastive linguistics approach

  • Model of processing

  • Restructuring

  • Medical Holonyms and Meronyms

  • Superordinates

  • Cohesion

  • Literal and enriched interpretations

  • Implicature

In-depth presentations on medical terminology, diseases, processes, and disorders in body systems

Skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and the urinary systems


  • Drug administration

  • Dosage information for interpreters

This asynchronous self-directed training can be completed at your own pace - but - all module activities must be completed within one month (30 days), to receive CEUs.


Who is PEHI? 

We are a cooperative arrangement between Idaho State University and Gallaudet University, funded by a grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (H160D2100007).


Contact Nicole Hayes, PEHI Project Manager at nicolehayes@isu.edu


Interpretek, Inc., an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor, processes RID CEUs.  

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RID Activity Code: 0024112401



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BEI CEU Information


To receive continuing education credit for holdings of Board of Evaluation of Interpreter (BEI) credentials, please contact the entity responsible for CEUs in the state where your credential is held.

PEHI does not complete requests for BEI CEUs unless by special arrangement with a partnering state agency for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing.

The contents of this website and self-directed training were developed under a grant (H160D210007) from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1221e-3 and 3474).

The project titled “Promoting Equity in Healthcare Interpreting” is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration, Award Number H160D210007, 84.160D: “Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are Deafblind Program.” This grant was awarded to Idaho State University in Speciality Area 5, field initiated, in the topic area of interpreting in healthcare (to advance health equity.) The percentage of total costs for this project supported by U.S. Department of Education federal dollars is 100%. Idaho State University’s funding for this project in Year Three is $417,342.00.