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NIC Tenets

Code of Professional Conduct

Tenet 1.0 - Confidentiality Confidentiality: Interpreters adhere to standards of confidential communication
Tenet 2.0 - Professionalism Professionalism: Interpreters possess the professional skills and knowledge required for the specific interpreting situation
Tenet 3.0 - Conduct Conduct: Interpreters conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the specific interpreting situation
Tenet 4.0 - Respect for Consumers Respect for Consumers: Interpreters demonstrate respect for consumers
Tenet 5.0 - Respect for Colleagues Respect for Colleagues: Interpreters demonstrate respect for colleagues, intern and students of the profession
Tenet 6.0 - Business Practices Business Practices: Interpreters maintain ethical business practices
Tenet 7.0 - Professional Development Professional Development: Interpreters engage in professional development
This Code of Professional Conduct applies to? Interpreted situations that are performed either face-to-face or remotely
Definition of Colleagues Other interpreters
Definition of Consumers Individuals and entities who are part of the interpreted situation. This includes individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and hearing.
RID Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
SPP Standard Practice Paper
What does the SPP provide? A framework of basic, respectable standards for RID members' professional work and conduct with consumers.
How many tenets are in the CPC? 7
T/F: Interpreters hold a position of trust in their role as linguistic and cultural facilitators of communication. True / Tenet 1.0 - Confidentiality
What are the exceptions to Tenet 1.0 - Confidentiality? Federal and state laws requiring mandatory reporting of abuse or threats of suicide or responding to subpoenas
T/F: Interpreters are expected to stay abreast of evolving language use and trends in the profession of interpreting as well as the American Deaf community True / 2.0 - Professionalism
T/F: Interpreters should not refrain from providing counsel, advice or personal opinions you are following which Tenet of the CPC False / Tenet 2.0 - Professionalism
T/F: Interpreters should not consider the consumers request or needs regarding language preferences and render the message accordingly False / Tenet 4.0 - Respect for Consumers
T/F: Once certified there is no need to keep abreast of laws, policies, rules and regulations that affect the profession Fale / Tenet 7.0 - Professional Development
Created by: rosetrabert