Code of Ethics for Community Interpreters

Code of ethics is a set of principles and values that govern the conduct of members of a profession while they are engaged in the enactment of that profession. In community interpreting, there are 8 ethical principles:⁠

  • Confidentiality⁠
  • Accuracy⁠
  • Impartiality⁠
  • Transparency⁠
  • Direct communication⁠
  • Professional boundaries⁠
  • Intercultural communication⁠
  • Professional conduct⁠

All professional, trained interpreters are required to follow the Code of Ethics on the job. To learn more about them, join us for The Community Interpreter International training.