Download Adobe Reader
Interpreting Services
Print

ASL-English Interpreter / Captionist / Transcriber Handbook

Appendix A: Code of Conduct

6.0: BUSINESS PRACTICES

Tenet

Interpreters maintain ethical business practices.

Guiding Principle

Interpreters are expected to conduct their business in a professional manner whether in private practice or in the employ of an agency or other entity. Professional interpreters are entitled to a living wage based on their qualifications and expertise. Interpreters are also entitled to working conditions conducive to effective service delivery.

Illustrative Behavior - Interpreters

6.1:
Accurately represent qualifications, such as certification, educational background, and experience, and provide documentation when requested.

6.2:
Honor professional commitments and terminate assignments only when fair and justifiable grounds exist.

6.3:
Promote conditions that are conducive to effective communication, inform the parties involved if such conditions do not exist, and seek appropriate remedies.

6.4:
Inform appropriate parties in a timely manner when delayed or unable to fulfill assignments.

6.5:
Reserve the option to decline or discontinue assignments if working conditions are not safe, healthy, or conducive to interpreting.

6.6:
Refrain from harassment or coercion before, during, or after the provision of interpreting services.

6.7:
Render pro bono services in a fair and reasonable manner.

6.8:
Charge fair and reasonable fees for the performance of interpreting services and arrange for payment in a professional and judicious manner.

Last Updated: 11/26/2014
  • GCCCD
  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District