Qualifications for each Professional Interpreter
Our interpreters are carefully screened and trained before they go to work for us and our clients. We start by looking for the following qualifications:
- Professional interpreting training from an accredited institution
- Professional certification
- Professional experience in their field of expertise (e.g., medical interpreters include medical school graduates, registered nurses and medical assistants)
- At least two years of professional interpreting experience
- Native fluency in a target language and a source language (e.g., Spanish/English)
Interpreting service applicants must demonstrate an ability to mirror their clients’ tone and style, interpreting conversations with the same level of emotion and inflection used by the English and limited-English proficient individuals.
Our interpreters must also pass a criminal background check, sign a confidentiality agreement and adhere to our Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics.
We may also require certification by recognized professional organizations, including: