Course Description

Ethics are a vital part of every interpreter’s career. Interpreters frequently face ethically challenging situations in their work. Whether a lawyer requests that an interpreter change a few words or a team interpretation turns into a battle for correctness, there are solutions for every situation. Using the code of ethics as a guide, this course will offer approaches to various ethical situations and the best practices involved in each.

Continuing Education

This course has been approved for continuing education credits in the following states: 


4.5 Credits: CO, MO, NC, OK, OR, TN, WI (more states pending approval)

4 Credits: FL

3 Credits: WA

This course is eligible for continuing education credits in the following states (student is required to submit necessary information): DE, IA, KY, MD, MI, MS, NE

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Carola Green

Carola E Green, BS in Communication, federally certified English/Spanish court interpreter and former California state court interpreter is originally from Guatemala. She served as key staff for the Federal Court Interpreter Certification Examination (FCICE) and the Consortium for Language Access in the Courts (CLAC) programs at the National Center for State Courts. She has over twenty years of experience in professional interpreting in the legal and medical fields. Carola also has extensive experience in developing interpreter training curricula, teaching and training interpreters, and all aspects of interpreting test development, test administration, and test rating activities.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Lesson 1

    • Introduction

    • Course Overview

    • Model Guides for Policy and Practice in the State Courts

    • Model Guides for Policy and Practice in the State Courts - Chapter 9

    • Lesson 1 Video Lecture

    • What should I do if...?

    • Handout 1 Exercise - Ethical Decisions

  • 2

    Lesson 2

    • Lesson 2 Video Lecture

    • Handout 2 Exercise - Analysis of Ethical Behavior

    • What should I do if...?

  • 3

    Lesson 3

    • Lesson 3 Video Lecture

    • Suggested Videos

    • Handout 3 Exercise - Ethical Dilemmas

    • What should I do if...?

    • Final Exam Instructions

    • Ethics Final Exam

    • Certificate of Completion

    • Feedback Survey

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