CP Language Institute

Bridging the Gap (BTG)

Bridging The Gap (BTG) is a nationally-recognized medical interpreting course which is provided by the Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP). The course is a 40-hour professional development program that prepares bilingual individuals to work as medical interpreters. Topics that will be covered in the training course include:


In this 40-hour course, participants will learn:

  •  Basic interpreting skills
  •  Ethics
  •  Basic medical vocabulary
  •  How and when to act as a cultural broker
  •   An overview of the U.S. Health Care System
  •  Communication skills and critical thinking
  •  How and when to act as an advocate
  •  Professional development


In order to enroll in the course:

* Participants will be required to pass language proficiency tests (reading and speaking) in both English and Target language which will be provided by CPLI
* Participants must complete a registration form.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to qualified graduates who successfully pass the final exam (given on the last day).


To get the schedule for the upcoming course or to find out more information, please call: 646-341-6025 or email btg@cpli.com - or, enter your information below.