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Handbook of Research on Medical Interpreting
the official document and acronym issued by the certifying body that attests to the certificant receiving the certification credential
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Certifications for Medical Interpreters: A Comparative Analysis
Izabel E. T. de V. Souza (Osaka University, Japan)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 28
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9308-9.ch002
Four countries offer specialized interpreter certification programs that take into account the needs of the healthcare market: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States. This chapter provides an overview, analysis, and comparison of these certification programs by which specialized medical interpreters can demonstrate minimum standards of performance. This chapter reviews several components of five certification schemes: 1) pre-requisites, 2) knowledge areas, 3) skills areas, 4) language combinations, and 5) certification maintenance. The comparisons reveal similar approaches to interpreter certification with a few significant variations. These common elements form the basis for a substantive international equivalence and comparability. At a closer look, each scheme reveals different solutions to the shared challenges. This chapter ends with recommendations for any ongoing or future interpreter certification program and for interpreting stakeholders.
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Military-to-Civilian Transition Through Credentials: Certification Promotion by Military COOL Program
This is a document or something else such as a degree issued by a third party to indicate that the recipient has a qualification or achievement. Proof of certification is one type of credential.
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A Case Study in Micro-Learning and Alternate Credentials Before Their Time: Cardiac Care on the Web
A credential is that which is issued by a credible institution and represents the learning achieved by an individual. In universities, the most common form of credential is the degree. Certificates and diplomas are also credentials issued by universities and colleges. They are typically distinguished by focus on knowledge and skills related to a specific disciplinary or professional practice area. In each case, there is a set curriculum with learning outcomes, activities, and assessment strategies. The credentials landscape in post-secondary education is changing, however, as undergraduates look for ways to complement their degree studies with career-focused learning. Similarly, adult learners including those from professional backgrounds are increasingly seeking learning opportunities that permit them to re-skill and upskill quickly. In these instances, it follows that a micro-credential is a way of recognizing and validating learning.
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Comprehensive Learner Record as a Vehicle for Assessment and Learning Transparency in a Skills Economy
Provides information on a qualification, competence, or authority issued to an individual by a third party with de facto authority or assumed competence to do so. Some examples include diplomas, degrees, licenses, certifications, security clearances, and badges.
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Growing Oklahoma's Workforce Readiness Through Micro-Credentials
A document or certificate, issued in a digital or physical format, which identifies qualifications, competencies, or authority of an individual as issued by a reputable authority.
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Grid Computing for Social Science
A digital certificate that identifies a user.
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Capturing Student Achievement and Learning Pathways at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Digital Badging and the Comprehensive Learner Record
A qualification, achievement, personal quality, or aspect of a person's background, typically when used to indicate that they are suitable for something.
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A Vision for Deeper Agency and Personalization in Micro-Credentials
A qualification earned by an individual, representing a set of competencies. Can include degrees, certificates, certifications, and licenses.
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