PICSI – Preliminary Interpreter Candidate Skills Interview

Assesses: Accuracy and completeness of interpreted role-play scenarios.

Methodology: Series of short interpreted role-play scenarios containing industry related terminology

Medical Context Version

Role-play scenarios are contextualized around simple healthcare provider visits involving commonplace terms encountered in medical settings (but not including high level medical terminology). Successful candidates can be considered ready to interpret in a medical setting only following subsequent completion of a 40-60 hour professional training course that includes interpreter protocol, ethics and medical terminology. Additional follow-up testing or certification may or may not be required post training per organizational protocol &/or local/state regulation.