How to Be a Professional Interpreter

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A start-up toolkit for any interpreter who wants to establish a professional career or enhance their professionalism.

Course length:  2 hours  

Course access period: Two months

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 CCHI CE hours
  • Washington State Department of Social Health Services: 2 DSHS CECs
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define professional identity and know how to conduct yourself as a professional interpreter.
  • Create a professional development plan for interpreters that includes items for your professional toolkit; areas to improve; and professional goals.

What you will get:

How this lesson will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Know exactly how to conduct yourself in the field so that you act—and appear—as a true professional.
  • Be able to set benchmarks to enhance your professionalism.
  • Develop a sense of professional identity and know why it matters.
  • Have a written plan for professional development.
  • Be able to say “no” to inappropriate requests with professional skill.
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