Set Yourself Up as a Remote Interpreter

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How to set up for remote interpreting, both as a career and a daily practice, including a checklist for performing remote interpreting with step-by-step directions that will help you improve your confidence, poise and professionalism. 

Set Yourself Up as a Remote Interpreter

Course description:

This course guides you on how to set yourself up for a career in remote interpreting (both audio interpreting and video interpreting), including what to buy or have and general best practices to ensure success. Whether you work as a staff interpreter, bilingual employee or a contract interpreter for language services or for schools, hospitals, businesses, law firms, courts, government agencies and/or nonprofit organizations, you’ll come away from this course knowing just what you need to do for a successful career or job. You’ll also know how to use a valuable checklist that addresses your equipment setup and maintenance, your camera presence (for interpreting over video), vital interpreting resources and much more. The directions are broken down in plain English with step-by-step directions that make preparing to perform remote interpreting a clear, straightforward process. 

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

Course length: 2 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): 2.0 CCHI CE hours
  • International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.20 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs
  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: 0.2 RID CEUs
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2.0 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Set up for a successful OPI or VRI assignment on standard remote interpreting platforms by using a step-by-step process.
  • Practice remote interpreting for OPI and VRI on standard remote interpreting platforms.

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Marjory Bancroft, MA
  • 12 interactive activities
  • One OPI role play in three language pairs with English (Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish) and English-English for interpreters of any other language pair with English
  • An invaluable checklist for setup and tech check to use before every remote interpreting session or workday
  • A video that takes you on a tour of real-life remote interpreting setups in a call center, a private office, a hospital and a home office
  • A video on what not to do as an interpreter in front of a video camera
  • A visual aid on how to set up a home office for remote interpreting
  • Access to The Remote Interpreter: An International Textbook for Remote Interpreting
  • Course completion certificate

How this course will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Be able to set yourself up for a career in remote interpreting and for work in the field.
  • Know how to use the provided checklist that follows general best practices to set up your workspace and prepare to perform remote interpreting.
  • Understand what preparation is expected of remote interpreters.
  • Feel more confident and poised before and during remote sessions.
  • Exhibit the calm and professionalism that leads language services and other organizations to retain your services and recommend them.

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