Certified interpreters and translators must undergo rigorous examinations, regularly participate in continuing education programs, and adhere to strict codes of conduct and protocols throughout every assignment. For example:
- Certified court interpreters are required to have expertise in the specific terminology and regulations of the legal systems and procedures involved in court rooms and other government institutions.
- Certified medical interpreters are trained in the full spectrum of medical terminology and are familiar with medical regulations and legislation. Medical institutions hire certified medical interpreters to improve safety and ensure effective communication between healthcare providers and patients with limited English proficiency.