Code of Ethics Training

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    Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice

Interpreter Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice Training

Did you know that where interpreters stand in a room can influence the quality of their communications? Have you ever wondered how interpreters stay accountable? ALTA Language Services' à la carte lesson, Interpreter Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice, aims to teach students the ins and outs of national standards and how to interpret to code.

Informal interpretation can lead to misdiagnosis, and it can seriously harm Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients. Whether you’re a seasoned interpreter or you’re just starting out in the interpreting field, you owe it to yourself and your LEP patients to learn and follow the Interpreter Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Our training module can help prepare you for the national exam, and it can even act as a guide to create consistency in your workplace.

The Interpreter Code of Ethics (COE) and Standards of Practice (SOP) are national interpreting guidelines set forth by the International Medical Interpreters Association and the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care. Our 2-hour course gives new learners a basis for professional, qualified interpreting, and it offers experienced interpreters a helpful refresher in the COE and SOP.

Course Description and Enrollment

BBiH In-person Atlanta Classroom Package

In approximately two hours, you will have an enhanced knowledge of what is expected of a qualified interpreter, as well as how to uphold these standards in your every-day work.

Understanding and implementing the Interpreter Code of Ethics (COE) and Standards of Practice (SOP) is an integral piece of meaningful interpretation. This à la carte learning module will give you a break-down of both the COE and SOP, set forth by the International Medical Interpreter Association and the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care.

This training does not solely benefit interpreters. Our module better equips staff to understand and interact well with interpreters, and ultimately provide higher quality service to LEP patients or clients. For service providers and/or medical facilities, this training is a great way to train staff and uphold federal language access standards. At ALTA, we believe that the COE and SOP don’t just apply to interpreters; anyone who works with LEP individuals will benefit from learning national standards.

Interpreter Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice course content includes:

  • An Introduction
  • The historical framework of the Standards of Practice (SOP) and Code of Ethics (COE)
  • The difference between SOP and COE
  • Interpretation vs Translation
  • Scenarios and explanations from a nationally trained interpreter
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can benefit from taking ALTA’s COE and SOP Training Module?
A: Our à la carte lesson is perfect for both experienced and trained interpreters. It can help refresh your knowledge of the COE and SOP, as well as prepare you for the national exam.

Q: I’m new to the interpreting profession. What will I learn by taking this course?
A: New learners will get a glimpse into what it means to be a professional, qualified interpreter.

Q: Is this course only for interpreters?
A: Anyone who works with LEP individuals can benefit from learning these standards. This course is an especially useful tool for facility staff training.

Q: What exactly is the Training Module?
A: The training modules are all in English. The lessons consist of a mixture of games, real-life stories from a nationally certified interpreter, videos, and practice scenarios.

Q: Can’t I learn this all on my own through self-guided study?
A: You can certainly read the SOP and COE online. However, our à la carte lessons are hosted in an interactive environment. As a student, you have the opportunity to practice with real-life scenarios and listen to real, on-the-job feedback.

Q: Should I take this before or after enrolling in Breaking Boundaries?
A: Both Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare® and this training course are mutually exclusive, but they complement each other tremendously. If you’re interested in taking both, this course might serve as an excellent introduction to our complete Breaking Boundaries training.

Still Have Questions?

Contact Our Interpreter Training Team

To learn more about our medical interpreter training courses, please contact us at 404.920.3873 or email interp.education@altalang.com.