Ethics and Standards for Remote Intepreters

SKU#: 156 TRIO18 - Ethics in RI
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This lesson will help you understand how codes of ethics, standards of practice and other standards apply to remote interpreting in almost any specialization and in almost any country or region.

Ethics and Standards for Remote Interpreters

Course description: The primary focus of this lesson is to help you understand codes of ethics and how they work in the national and international contexts of remote interpreting. This lesson introduces you to the differences between codes of ethics, standards of practice, international standards and best practices. Maybe more importantly, it will help you decide which code, or codes, of ethics you should follow as a remote interpreter in specific situations.  If you are a remote interpreter who works across several different specializations, and / or more than one country, how do you decide which code of ethics to follow?  And how do you follow them? After you take this lesson, and the next lesson on ethics, you will have clear guidance on what to do to support ethical practice in any specialization of remote interpreting, no matter where you work.

Note: In CCC courses, “remote interpreting” and “distance interpreting” are considered synonyms.

Course length: 1.5 hours 

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused. See our FAQ for information on purchasing course access extensions.

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI): 1.5 CCHI CE hours

  • International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.15 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs

  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: 0.15 RID CEUs

  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 1.5 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Define codes of ethics, standards of practice, international standards and best practices.

Explore which primary code of ethics to follow for your work as a remote interpreter.

Demonstrate how a code of ethics can affect your decisions while you perform remote interpreting.

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Marjory Bancroft, MA

  • 8 Interactive Activities

  • 3 additional videos, including two sets of interviews with remote interpreters

  • Clear guidance on how to apply codes of ethics and standards of practice regardless of which country or region or which specialization you are interpreting for

  • Access to The Remote Interpreter: An International Textbook for Remote Interpreting (authored by seven subject matter experts and six contributing authors)

  • Course completion certificate

How this course will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Understand how to apply codes of ethics and standards of practice to virtually any interpreting scenario.

  • Gain practical experience applying codes of ethics to interpreting scenarios.

  • Become familiar with the majority of interpreting associations and standards organizations influencing interpreting.

  • Understand which code a remote interpreter should follow and which standards to study.

  • Understand how to resolve conflicts in codes of conduct.