Who can attend a CCC training of trainers (TOT) program?

We welcome individuals and organizational representatives to our training of trainers sessions. Individuals do not need to be sponsored by an organization. Rather, all participants must meet certain criteria in order to attend a CCC TOT program.

What are the candidate criteria for attending a CCC TOT?

Candidates who meet the following criteria are eligible to attend our interpreting TOTs:

  • College degree (four-year undergraduate degree or master’s degree)
  • Language proficiency in at least two languages
  • Completion of a minimum of 40 hours of interpreter training
  • Interpreting experience
  • Adult education or teaching experience

Candidates who meet the following criteria are eligible to attend our cultural competence TOTs:

  • College degree (four-year undergraduate or master's degree)
  • Adult education or teaching experience

Please note that candidates are required to submit their resume and documentation supporting the above criteria.

What if I don't meet all of the TOT candidate criteria?

In the event that not all criteria are met, a screening phone call may be requested between the candidate and CCC. To request your screening phone call, email us your resume and all supporting documentation under the subject heading "Request for TOT Screening Call".

How does licensing work?

Whoever pays the TOT course fee will be eligible to sign a licensing agreement upon a participant's successful completion of a TOT program.

If a course participant pays the TOT fee, the participant will be eligible to become the licensed agency (i.e. licensee) on the licensing agreement. The participant will also appear on the agreement as the licensed trainer.

If a participant's TOT course fee is paid by an organization, the organization will be eligible to become the licensed agency and the course participant will appear on the agreement as the licensed trainer. In this instance, the licensed trainer could only use the licensed materials under authorization from the licensed agency.

The license, renewable in 10 year intervals, is signed between CCC and the licensed agency upon successful completion of a TOT program. You can request a copy of our boilerplate licensing agreement.

What are the licensing and renewal fees?

At CCC we do not charge licensing fees or renewal fees, ever!

But then, how does CCC make money from licensing its programs?!

For certain programs, we require licensed agencies to purchase class sets of course books (one copy per participant) directly from us -- at steeply discounted prices.

  • The Community Interpreter® International
    • Required course books: one copy of The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook or The Medical Interpreter per participant. (The Community Interpreter®: An International Workbook is optional but most licensed agencies purchase it as well.)
  • Medical Terminology for Interpreters
    • Required course book: Medical Terminology for Interpreters
  • The Language of Justice
    • Required course books: The Language of Justice: A Training Manual and The Language of Justice: Exercises and Role Plays
  • Cultural Competence in Health and Human Services
    • Required course book: none

What are the discounted publication prices for CCC licensed agencies and licensed trainers?

Licensed trainers who complete CCC training of trainer programs have access to steep discounts on retail rates for certain books and products to support their training sessions.  For example:

Regular price: $120, LT price: $75

Regular price: $40, LT price: $25

Regular price: $120, LT price: $80

Regular price: $70, LT price: $50

Regular price: $60, LT price: $35

Regular price: $60, LT price: $45

What course materials are included in CCC's TOTs?

TOT participants will receive one print copy (unless otherwise noted) of the following materials:

  • The Community Interpreter ® International TOT
    • The Community Interpreter® International: An Instructor's Guide (not sold separately)
    • The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook
    • The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
    • The Community Interpreter®: An International Workbook (accompanies either textbook)
    • Medical Terminology for Interpreters
    • Medical Terminology for Interpreters: An Instructor's Guide (PDF provided after licensing)
 
  • Medical Terminology TOT
    • Medical Terminology for Interpreters
    • Medical Terminology for Interpreters: An Instructor's Guide
 
 
  • The Language of Justice TOT
    • The Language of Justice: A Trainer's Guide (not sold separately)
    • The Language of Justice: A Training Manual
    • The Language of Justice: Exercises and Role Plays
 
 
  • Cultural Competence TOT
      • Cultural Competence in Health and Human Services: A Trainer's Guide
     
     

    What additional course materials are provided to CCC licensed trainers?

    After licensing, CCC licensed trainers receive even more training goodies -- at no additional cost!

    • Professionally designed slide kits (PowerPoint format)
    • Electronic activity handouts
    • Templates for course certificates and evaluation forms
    • Editable fliers to promote your training sessions
    • One complimentary listing per trainer on TCITrainer.com
    • Subscription to our monthly e-newsletter TCI On The Move
    • Lifelong support from CCC (Yes, we mean it!)
     

    Can I use the CCC logo?

    Yes, CCC licensed trainers are authorized to use our company logo on their promotional materials and training certificates so long as the logo is accompanied this phrase: A program of Cross-Cultural Communications.

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    What are the best airport and hotel to use in Columbia, Maryland?

    See the Hotel and Travel Info page on our website for full travel details -- including a negotiated rate at a nearby hotel.

    How do I get around Columbia?

    Please note that, while we are located between Washington, DC and Baltimore (approximately 45 minutes from either city) Columbia itself is in suburbia with limited to non-existent public transportation. The hotel where we have a negotiated rate offers a complimentary in-town shuttle, just be sure to book it in advance. The hotel does not offer an airport shuttle but several shuttle companies operate at Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport, as well as taxi and ride-share companies. If you want to do some sight-seeing during your stay, a rental car might be your best option.

    Are meals provided at CCC's TOTs?

    We provide a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, snacks after lunch and coffee and tea all day long. Lunch is not provided but there are a number of eating options a short drive from the training site.

    Columbia has numerous restaurants and grocery stores, including a Giant located within walking distance (0.5 miles) from the hotel where we have a negotiated rate.


      I still have questions!

      Feel free to give us a call at +1 410-312-5599 or submit your questions through our website. We look forward to hearing from you!