August 2-6, 2021
A Virtual (Online) Training
Classes will run from 9:00 - 6:30 (CDST) each day
Details will be sent to registered participants in July

Payment Information

When we receive your application, it will be reviewed.  If you are accepted into the training, we will invoice you.  You will not need to pay until you have been officially accepted.  You may pay by check or PayPal, which allows you to use your credit card. Please note that the rate you pay will be based on the date we receive your application provided it is received within 30 days of notification of acceptance and invoicing. If payment is not made within 30 days, your application is subject to removal from the participant list.  

If you are placed on the wait list, you will be informed and invoiced only if there is an opening and you accept it. 

Important Notice: Refund policy remains in effect regardless of format of the training


Candidates for the Alabama Mental Health Interpreter Training (MHIT) Interpreter Institute are selected based on a screening process that ranks the suitability of  registrants for available vacancies based on the following categories; Formal education, interpreting certification/licensure, interpreting experience, involvement in the mental health community, involvement in the language community, continuing education, and residency.  This training meets the pre-practicum training requirement of interpreters working  towards Certification as a Qualified Mental Health Interpreter according to Alabama State Code 580-3-24. See the brochure of more information.


Click to Download the Brochure      Open the Application

 The online electronic application is required.  Additional information will be added to the website as it  becomes available.

Applications will be reviewed and participants should receive confirmation within 10 working days. If you have not received information after 10 working days, please contact our office at info@mhit.org


  • Institute Agenda (Coming Soon)
  • Course Descriptions (Coming Soon)
  • Instructor Bios

The 19th Annual Interpreter Institute will run August 2 - 6, 2021,
The MHIT Alumni Sessions will run October 11 - 15, 2021 
General Institute questions may be directed to info@mhit.org.   
Alumni Session questions may be directed to alumni@mhit.org.

Student Volunteer
Worker Information

Download the Student Worker Application

The Mental Health Interpreter Training Program is currently seeking enthusiastic, hard-working, motivated, professional and flexible student volunteers to work during the 2021 Institute.  Up to 4 will be accepted.  (Additional student workers will be recruited for the Alumni Sessions in October.)

Support Staff/Student Representative Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be enrolled in an Interpreter Training Program during the 2021-2022 academic year.

All accepted Support Staff/Student Representatives will receive the following:
  • Complimentary conference registration and workshops activities
  • Certificate of attendance and opportunity to earn CEUs for all activities
  • A certificate of appreciation
Applications must be submitted by midnight, March 15, 2021, to be considered.  All portions of the application must be completed and all supporting documentation included. Incomplete applications or applications missing any supporting documentation will not be accepted.  Any application submitted after March 15, 2021 will not be considered for MHIT 2021.


The MHIT Alumni Sessions will be held October 11 - 15, 2021. Information will be posted here was it becomes available. 
Preregistration Required
Access Registration Form HERE.
The faculty includes some of the Core Faculty - who will teach additional courses - and also some great presenters who are coming in especially for this track.  

Any alumni from any class my attend the alumni track, which has a separate registration from the main Institute

Registration Fees: 

QMHI Supervisors Weekly Rate: Waived

Continuing education offered for Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, and Interpreters.

Agenda and application for the Alumni Track Will be posted in the summer. 
Email questions about the alumni track to