Ethics in Action 2: How to Apply Interpreter Ethics

TCIO course thumbnail 1.4.png

Course description: How to take an interpreter code of ethics for medical or community interpreting and use it to make informed decisions during the interpreted encounter.

Course length:  1.5 hours


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters: 1.5 CCHI CE hours

  • International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.15 IMIA CEUs

  • 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:

  • Assess which of nine ethical principles in a national code of ethics may apply to ten common scenarios in medical and community interpreting.

  • Show understanding of core concepts in these nine ethical principles by completing paraphrased or expanded statements from the NCIHC National Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Health Care with correct terms for those concepts.


What you will get:

  • Your video host: Omari Jeremiah, MA

  • 2 videos of community interpreters in action

  • 3 interactive exercises

  • Guidance on how to declare conflicts of interest

  • Sections to download and study 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:

  • Understand the connection between ethical principles and interpreter behavior.

  • Know how to “conflict out” when you face a conflict of interest.

  • Apply ethical requirements to your daily interpreting practice with rigor and flexibility.

Related Courses: