Professional Certification

Interpretation Classroom

Students from Professor Olsen's class prepare for their next interpreting assignment.

MIIS is the only school in the United States that has a comprehensive professional exam system as a means to certify the professional readiness of our graduates for the professional market.

About the Professional Certification

At the end of their studies here in Monterey, students are required to take professional exams in translation, consecutive interpretation and/or simultaneous interpretation depending on their degree tracks. Students who successfully pass the professional exams will be granted the Professional Exams Certificate, which indicates the language combinations of the student as defined by international professional organizations, such as AIIC.

Thesis Option

Students interested in pursuing research may also elect to do a thesis during their final year.