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Tenets of the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct

Interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing are mandated to follow the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct. Please click on to read the Code of Professional Conduct in full, however, the tenets of the Code are listed below:


  1. Interpreters adhere to standards of confidential communication.
  2. Interpreters possess the professional skills and knowledge required for the specific interpreting situation.
  3. Interpreters conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the specific interpreting situation.
  4. Interpreters demonstrate respect for consumers.
  5. Interpreters demonstrate respect for colleagues, interns, and students of the profession.
  6. Interpreters maintain ethical business practices.
  7. Interpreters engage in professional development.