Arcos Institute
Pillars for effective cross-linguistic communication


Lifelong learning for medical interpreters, educational interpreters, social service interpreters, court interpreters... and other community interpreters! *Pre-approved CE Credits*



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Arcos’ tutoring program is set up to meet your specific needs. Whether you are getting ready for a certification exam or would like to improve your professional confidence, we would like to help you boost your interpreter superpowers.

Private lessons are held online and last 90 minutes. They can be scheduled for up to three participants in one group, and it is up to the students to decide how many sessions they want. As a general rule of thumb, students can make the most of private lessons when they commit to a minimum of six sessions. You may buy a bundle of lessons at a discounted price. Six lessons lead to a Certificate of Completion you can use to request 9 hours of CE credits!

Some of the most critical interpreter skills can be taught with non-language specific techniques. That means that you can partner up with interpreters of any language combination to form a group for private lessons. Or you may want lessons that address your specific language combination, which you can specify when filling out the preregistration form (see below).


We match you with a tutor that specializes in the area you are looking to improve. Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of what we can help you with:

  • Oral exam preparation for DSHS Social Services Interpreter Certification.

  • Oral exam preparation for DSHS Medical Interpreter Certification.

  • Consecutive interpreting techniques for short renditions (liaison, business meetings, healthcare appointments, etc.)

  • Consecutive interpreting techniques for long renditions (witness testimony in court, press conferences, community meetings, etc.)

  • Simultaneous interpreting techniques (conference interpreting, court interpreting, school meetings, etc.)

  • Note-taking techniques that match individual styles and specific interpreting settings.


Dates and times are arranged with each group according to their preferences and availability.


You may register for just one lesson or may want to purchase a bundle of private lessons at a discounted price. Single lesson purchases are available through the purchase button at the top of this page. If you are interested in a bundle of lessons with the option to request Continuing Education credits, we would love to chat with you. We want to match your expectations.

Please click on the button and fill out the form. We will process your request and get back to you to schedule a time to discuss your specific needs.

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You can absolutely get CE credits for your private lessons! Arcos Institute will facilitate that process, communicating with credit grating institutions (DSHS, AOC). Once we set up goals for your bundle of private sessions, we can request your credits pre-approval.

If you need credits for institutions other than WA DSHS or WA AOC, please check with them so you can be rewarded with credits for your training efforts.