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The two are often confused but this is an easy way to distinguish them:Certificate: Program certificates are often confused with certification. Certificates for training can be given to interpreters who attend courses or orientations as short as one hour and as long as one week or more. A certificate is the credential obtained at the end of a training or a program. It is not recognized as certification by the profession of community interpreting. In some countries, to state that you are ?certified? because you hold a
program certificate could be considered misrepresentation of your credentials.