Online Certificate in Translation & Interpretation


This program is for FIU degree-seeking students only. If you are not an FIU student, you will not be able to complete the certificate.

Are you looking to begin a career in interpreting or translation? Do you want to acquire a new skill to help your résumé stand out? You should consider our Translation and Interpretation Certificate Program. Established in 1980, our program offers T&I courses for Spanish-English FIU bilingual students. Our training can place a horizon of opportunities within your reach. There is much demand for translators and interpreters at all levels. Please CLICK HERE to check the Occupation Outlook Handbook.

This program is designed to provide the theoretical basis, skills, techniques, and practical experience to prepare FIU students for the field of Translation & Interpreting (English <-> Spanish). The Core Courses cover business practices, work opportunities, and ways of entering the profession, as well as the ethics, standards of practice, techniques, and methods of career development in the field. All courses provide extensive practice in all modes of translation and interpretation.

This program is for FIU degree-seeking students only.

Non-degree-seeking students can take up to five T&I courses, but they will not be able to receive the certificate.

Students must be fully bilingual in English and Spanish to start the program.

The certificate program consists of 18 semester credit hours. These same 18 credits may also count as electives for the Spanish major for students pursuing a B.A. in Spanish.

For application instructions, please send a message to


Core Courses: (Take both - 6 credits)

SPT 3800 Foundations of Translation 3

SPT 3812 Foundations of Interpreting 3

Required Courses (Select any 4 courses - 12 credits)

SPT 4803 Legal Translation 3

SPT 4804 Legal Interpretation 3

SPT 4805 Translation in Communication Media 3

SPT 4806 Oral Skills for Interpreters 3

SPT 4807 Business Translation 3

SPT 4808 Technological Translation 3

SPT 4809 Medical Translation 3

SPT 4813 The Interpreter and Language 3

SPT 4814 Conference Interpreting 3

SPT 4820 Computer Aided Translation 3

SPT 4940 Judicial T&I Internship 3

SPT 4941 Professional T&I Internship 3

SPT 4942 Medical Interpreting 3

Although the Translation & Interpreting Certificate does not certify a student as a translator nor an interpreter, it provides a strong foundation which can enhance the chances to get other professional certifications like the ones listed below: https:/www.uscourts.govservices-forms/federal-court-interpreters/federal-court-interpreter-certification-examination



If you have any questions, please contact Program Director, Dr. Maria Gómez at