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Department of Global Studies and Languages
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8067
Pocatello, Idaho, USA 83209

Phone: 208-282-3630
Fax: 208-282-3098

Qualification Programs in Medical Interpretation and Translation

In order to obtain a qualification in Medical Interpretation and Translation in the state of Idaho, you must attend a 16-hour workshop and pass both an ethics exam and an oral exam. As Idaho does not have a state-sponsored medical certification program, these must be pursued through independent agencies. At the moment, we strongly recommend attending a workshop run by the Morales Dimmick Translation Service because they have a long-standing relationship providing these services to health care entities in Idaho and across the nation. This service also offers training in cooperation with the State’s Court Interpreter Training Program Idaho Court Interpreter for those interested in becoming a State Court Interpreter. For more information, and for schedules of upcoming retreats and trainings, please go to their website at

Idaho State University is not associated with the Morales Dimmick Translation Service in any official capacity and does not receive any revenues from their business.