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Schedule: Friday and Saturdays, 9 am – 3 pm.

Dates: May 29 to June 6 (first four sessions) and June 19 to 27 (last four sessions).  Note there is a break between the first and second block.  Classroom number changes after the break. See flyer for additional details.

Cost: $755.00 (includes registration fee, instruction, books, and language proficiency test).

Registration deadline: May 15, 2020.

Registration materials: Please follow links enclosed in the instructions.



Chesapeake College will offer the 44-Hour Community Interpreter® International  from May 29 to June 27, 2020 in the Health Professions and Athletic Center building, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Maryland, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm, on a combination of Fridays and Saturdays (note there are no classes on June 12 and 13).


Graduates from this program will advance the vision of ensuring that the Limited English Proficient members of our community will have access to trusted, professionally trained interpreters, and culturally competent services across all agencies. To obtain a certificate as an interpreter, participants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, demonstrate an adequate proficiency level in their non-native language, pass a final assessment, and attend the whole program. Non-bilingual candidates (and all other participants who decline to take the Language Proficiency Test) could opt for a Chesapeake College, Certificate of Completion but would not be recognized as interpreters.


To attend this program, applicants must complete the registration process before May 15th, 2020, which includes:


1) Completing the Chesapeake College’s Open Enrollment Registration Form (must register both CEX 812 9C & CEX 813 9C),


2) Providing  a method of non-refundable payment in the form of a check, credit/debit card, or money order in the amount of $755.00 made payable to Chesapeake College.

If payment is made by credit card or debit card, you have the option of sending your registration form via fax.  Include credit card type, number, expiration date, and owner’s signature on the registration form. MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express accepted. Fax the complete form to 410-827-5852.


** Skip Step 2 if providing a Sponsorship Form (step 3) or if submitting a Scholarship Application (step 4).


3) Completing a Sponsorship Billing Authorization Form  (ONLY if an organization is sponsoring and paying for an employee to attend the training),

4) For qualifying candidates, Chesapeake College will be granting  PARTIAL scholarships based on need and merit (not to exceed 50% of the course fee).  Candidates with advanced language skills and strong public service orientation are encouraged to submit a Scholarship Application no later than May 8th. For best consideration, please apply promptly.  If awarded a partial scholarship, please complete your registration by paying the balance before May 15th. 


To register, please mail your Registration Package to: Chesapeake College, Business Office, P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679, or drop it off in-person by going to the Dorchester Administration building (#1 in the map below).



For general questions about the training, please contact Dr. Lorelly Solano at For questions regarding the completion of the registration process, and scholarship program please contact Ms. Lois Thomas at, or call 410-827-5810.