Professional Standards

Professional Guidelines for Interpreting in Educational Settings 

The information provided in this publication creates a framework that broadly reflects the quality of services required to support students in accordance with their Individualized Education Programs. This publication is the first edition of a national effort to identify educational interpreting standards and appropriate considerations for interpreter qualifications, roles, responsibilities, ethical conduct, and appropriate hiring practices.

State-by-State Standards for K-12 Interpreters

The NAIE State Map Project provides information on the minimum state requirements for educational interpreters working in K-12 settings. These requirements were pulled directly from the regulatory documents available for each state and may be different from the requirements for community interpreters. The goal of this project is to highlight the current inconsistencies of qualifications for educational interpreters and move towards a more standardized field. 

Code of Ethics

As part of NAIE’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, the NAIE has convened a task force that has been working diligently to draft a code of ethics for educational interpreters.  For specific questions about the Ethics Task Force or the code of ethics process please contact Deb Cates at secretary@naiedu.org