Ethics in Action 3: Ethical Decision-making for Community and Medical Interpreters

SKU#: 17 Ethics 3
Special Price $30.00 Regular Price $60.00
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A clear roadmap for how to make effective decisions as an interpreter that support interpreter ethics, professional practice and communicative autonomy.

All course content is presented in English, with multiple opportunities to practice all your working languages.  That makes the program perfect for interpreters who speak or sign ANY language.

Course length:  2 hours

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused.

If you need more time to complete your course, 90 day extensions are available so you are able to complete your training! Your progress in the course will not be lost and you will be able to continue where you left off. Please contact the 7C staff at for an updated cost to extend access to your course.

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters: 2 CCHI CE hours
  • International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.2 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Use five strategies to guide ethical decision-making in medical or community interpreting.
  • Apply the CHIA ethical decision-making guidelines to a realistic interpreting scenario. 

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Omari Jeremiah, MA
  • 9 interactive exercises
  • 4 videos of community and medical interpreters facing an ethical challenge
  • An effective 3-step model for saying no to requests that undermine ethical conduct
  • Two role play exercises (English only)
  • 1 self-assessment exercise
  • 1 handout: the CHIA Standards of Practice (from the California Healthcare Interpreting Association)
  • Course completion certificate

How this lesson will improve your practice:

  • You will have an effective model to decline requests that exceed your scope of practice.
  • You will know how to clarify your role to help others understand your ethical requirements.
  • You will know how to handle requests for the interpreter “to just sign as a witness.”
  • You will know how to handle requests for the interpreters to help fill out forms.
  • You will be able to use the CHIA ethical decision-making guidelines to enhance your ethical practice.
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