Below you will find links to the most up to date code of ethics. The court codes and the medical codes may differ some but in the end, they all come down to Accuracy, Confidentiality, and Impartiality. The Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association (UMTIA) strongly advocates that all working interpreters and translators fully comply with the code of ethics.
If you have trouble doing this, or you disagree with the codes, we encourage you to learn how to comply by attending training. If after training, you find you cannot, we encourage you to consider another career that makes use of your language skills.
- Code of Professional Responsibilities for Court Interpreters, Minnesota Judicial Branch (DOC)
- National Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Health Care, The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (PDF)
- National Standards of Practice for Interpreters in Health Care, The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (PDF)
- Code of Ethics and Professional Practice, American Translators Association (PDF)
- Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice for Educational Interpreters of Spoken Languages, published August 2015