YWCA Tulsa Interpretation Training of Oklahoma (ITOK) (THD Cohort 2)

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Thank you for your interest in YWCA Tulsa’s 40-hour online ITOK Interpretation Training of Oklahoma!

This program is sponsored by the Tulsa Health Department (THD) as part of the CDC-RFA-OT21-2103 National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities.

The training is designed for bilingual individuals of any language with or without interpretation experience and focuses on community interpretation. Priority will be given to partners of THD.


All languages are welcome. Applicants must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or equivalent (from any country). Applicants will be required to demonstrate fluency in English and a second language as part of program participation. Because this is virtual training, participants must have adequate technology and internet to participate in the class. This includes having a camera, microphone, and speaker.


Interviews for the class will be conducted to assess interest, commitment, and eligibility for the program.


YWCA Tulsa is a licensed provider of The Community Interpreter® International, the leading national community and medical interpreter training program. The 40-hour training utilizes a textbook that requires reading outside of class time as well as a workbook and an interactive virtual class with peer-to-peer exercises and activities. Books will be provided. Participants will also be required to complete a language proficiency exam (oral).


This is an online class only. The class will meet online Monday through Fridays,12:30-5 PM, from December 1, 2022, through December 14, 2022. Breaks will be included. All individuals chosen to participate will be asked to complete a commitment form. Individuals can miss no more than 4 hours of the program. An in-person assessment will take place on Friday, December 16 from 12:30-2 PM.


There is no cost to participate in the program. Costs of the class, books, and language proficiency test are covered by the grant.


The class will conclude with an assessment. Performance on the assessment and the language exams will determine the type of certificate participants will receive. Participants who successfully complete the course can bring their new skills and knowledge to their current positions and work in the community. They will also be eligible to apply to become a contract interpreter with YWCA if interested.

Please complete the questionnaire below to apply and/or receive more information from our team.