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are scheduled through Washington State's coordinating entity CTS LanguageLink. The contract performance measures are posted on HCA’s website



SFY2017                  15,836

SFY2016                  16,782

SFY2015                  15,943

SFY2014                  15,556

Overall Filled Rate SFY 2015

91% Filled


SFY2017                    359,750

SFY2016                     327,737

SFY2015                     282,636

SFY2014                     228,561

SFY2013                     201,576
SFY2012                     196,176

 HCA (Medicaid) BUDGET

Jul 2013/Jun 2015             $25.1M

Jul 2011/Jun 2013             $18.1M

Jul 2009/Jun 2011             $23.0M


July 2017                  $38.50

July 2016                  $38.00

July 2015                  $37.10

July 2014                  $32.50
July 2013                  $32.00
July 2012                  $31.50
July 2011                  $30.00

        2010                  $21.00

A modified procurement model began on July 1, 2011

The coordinating entity procurement model began on September 24, 2012.

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Educational, Developmental, and Training Opportunities
Updated On: Dec 04, 2014

Washington State interpreters are lucky to have many resources here in our state to increase our professional knowledge and skills.  Below are a selection of resources available to you as a professional interpreter.

Washington State Certificate Programs:

Translation and Interpretation Certificate Program at Bellevue College

Language Interpreting Certificate Program at Pierce College

Healthcare Interpreter Certificate Program at Highline Community College

Spanish Medical Interpreter Certificate Program at Everett Community College 

Spanish Medical Interpreter Certificate Program at Walla Walla Community College

Interpreter Trainings:

Medical Interpreter Training by Seattle-based Cross Cultural Health Care's Bridging the Gap Program
*****WFSE/AFSCME members receive a $100 discount for this program!

Puget Sound Skills Center Translation & Interpretation Program 

Healthcare Interpreter Trainings by Connecting Cultures

The Community Interpreter

Cross Cultural Communications

University of Arizona, National Center for Interpretation, Agnese Haury Institute


Online Courses: 

ATA Annual Conference

ATA Webinar Series

Connecting Cultures

De La Mora Interpreter Training

Coursera’s eCPD Webinars

Interpreter Education Online

Interpretrain Webinars

iTunes U

Massive Open Online Courses


Vocabulary Development:

Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) offers many resources for interpreters, including medical glossaries in over 23 languages!  Visit CCHCP's online store to learn more.

Interpreter and Translator Associations:

Many of our associations are also very active in putting on professional development programs  Please check their websites for more current program offerings.

Language Access Organizations:

Some non-profit organizations, dedicated to assisting state and local agencies to understand and comply with their obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, offer great training opportunities to interpreters.

Please contact if you have an upcoming professional development / training opportunity in or near Washington State which you would like for us to consider listing on our events calendar.

Upcoming Events
Nov 29, 2017
Eboard Mtg
Dec 12, 2017
AFSCME Seattle Field Office 6363 7th Avenue S, Suite 220 Seattle , WA 98108
Interpreter Lobby Day
Jan 26, 2018
Local 1671 Workshop & Statewide Quarterly Meeting
Jan 27, 2018
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