Ethics in Action 1: Codes of Ethics for Community and Medical Interpreters

SKU#: 15 Ethics 1
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Critical guidance on what codes of ethics are, why interpreters need them and which codes to follow for community and medical interpreting.

Course length: 1.5 hours

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused.

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

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


  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 1.5 CE credits
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 1.5 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define and discuss ethical codes of conduct.
  • List and analyze 9 ethical principles for medical and community interpreters.

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Marjory A. Bancroft, MA
  • 8 interactive exercises, including an ethics quiz
  • Handout: NCIHC National Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Health Care
  • 1 video of an interpreter facing an ethical dilemma
  • 1 video of a class discussion on ethics
  • An overview of codes of ethics for interpreters, both international and U.S.
  • Sections from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
  • Course completion certificate

How this lesson will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Enhance your ethical decision-making as an interpreter when you face complex challenges in the field.
  • Prepare yourself to manage ethical conflicts.
  • Be able to analyze best courses of action when faced with ethical challenges.
  • Build your knowledge about how interpreter ethics apply to real-life decisions.
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