We maintain relationships with immigrant and refugee communities, professional interpreter

organizations, and training programs in Atlanta and other cities and counties in Georgia.

Although it is unrealistic to expect all interpreters to have a college degree, they are screened for proficiency in the languages they will be interpreting. While few interpreters

have degrees in interpreting, they have received some form of professional training. The longer the training, the better, though 40 hours is common for basic training programs. Their training consist of classes such as the interpreter role, ethics, modes, basic conversation skills, handling the flow of the session, intervening, and medical terminology, and involves skill building and practice.