The & MCIS Online Translator Training Program

This course provides you with all the tools you need to make a successful start to your career as a freelance translator.

Earn a certificate and showcase your skills!

Training with Plus membership for $599

Get Started as a Professional Translator

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The Translator Training Program will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a professional translator.


What’s included?


1-Year Plus Membership, activated at the end of the training.
Pre-Training Assessment. All applicants must take and pass this test in order to participate in the Translator Training Program. 
✓ 3 months' access to 27 training modules online. 
 Post Training Assessment. A timed, written exam measuring translation competency in both source & target language (any language pair). Certificate of Completion for Continuing Education & CPD



Topics covered in the curriculum


Fundamentals of Translation

• Introduction to the Translator Training Program
• The Language Services Industry and the Translator’s Role and Competence
• The Translator's Skills & Competence and the Translator's Code of Ethics
• Defining Translation and Understanding the Translation Workflow
• The Cognitive Process of Translation, the Translation Unit and Equivalence
• Reading Comprehension, Types of Meaning and Text Types and Genres
The Function of Translation and Source Text Analysis
• Preparing for Text Production
• The Process of Text Production

Developing Translation Competence

• Developing Technical Competence
• Research and Documentation
• Terminology and Subject Matter Research
• Identifying and Solving Common Translation Issues
• Quality in Translation
• Revision, Editing & Proofreading
• Translation from English into a Foreign Language
• Translation into English
• Practicing Translation from and into English
• Introduction to Translation and Technology
• Introduction to Translation and Technology II: Working with CAT Tools
• Technical Competence and Technology Practice

Community Translation

• Translation of Public Outreach Documents
• Translation of Official Documents
• Introduction to Legal Translation I
• Introduction to Legal Translation II
• Introduction to Medical Translation I
• Introduction to Medical Translation II


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Training with Plus membership for $599


At the end of training program, you will be familiar with the code of ethics and best practices within the language services industry. You will understand how to build translation competences, conduct research, and expand your ever-growing terminology base. You will have comprehensive knowledge of various fields of translation including legal, medical, advertising, business communications, technical communications, etc. Lastly, you will have a fundamental understanding on how to build a freelance translation business.


The Course consists of 90 Instructional Hours and takes most students approximately 3 months to complete.








About MCIS


MCIS (Multilingual Community Interpreter Services) is the largest trainer and tester of language professionals in Canada, and trains over 375 linguists annually through a combination of e-learning and in-person training sessions. Since launching the Online Translator Training Program in 2017, MCIS has trained over 900 students.


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This Course is covered by the 7-day no-questions asked money back guarantee. If you purchase this course and for whatever reason, wish to receive a refund you may do so by writing to within 7 days of purchase.


Do you have any questions? Check the Frequently Asked Questions below:

Participation in & MCIS Online Translator Training Program includes:

  • Access to the Online Translator Training Program for 3 months

  • Pre-assessment test

  • Post-Training Assessment in both source & target language

  • Certificate of completion

Some purchases include Plus Membership

The total time for the Pre-Assessment Test or Skills Evaluation is 2 hours. To pass this test, applicants have to pass each section individually with a minimum of 70%. Click here to download a PDF File for more details.

Access extension is available upon request and costs $60 USD per month. Contact the Support center at to proceed with the request. Warning: a student may have access to the course no more than 1 year in total (including extensions).

It is suggested to use Google Chrome to access these courses. Here is a full list of system requirements:

• Windows: Internet Explorer 10 or later, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox 
• Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
• Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 8 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 8 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.1 or later

IMPORTANT: The course cannot be done on a mobile phone or iPad, therefore there is no app to install. 

This training is delivered by Training partner, MCIS Languages. After purchase you will be sent an email with the link and enrollment key to access the training at MCIS.

If you have not received the link to the training platform or have any doubts, email to

If you fail the Pre-Assessment training you will be provided a full refund.

All students are required to take a Pre-Assessment test confirming their English comprehension & reading skill.  Students have two attempts to pass the Pre-Assessment test.

The course is language neutral, but the content is delivered in English.  Students that do not pass the Pre-Assessment test will likely struggle with the material and certification.  Click here for more information on the Pre-Assessment training and the grading rubric.

To receive a full refund simply contact the Training team within 7 days of your first accessing the training platform at MCIS languages.

As a general rule, we recommend that candidates are at a level of CEFR B2 and higher. Taking the screening is a good way to find out if one’s level of English is sufficient for taking the course. They have two attempts to pass the test, by the way.