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ATC’s ISO Certification Service takes on ISO standards for interpreting

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ATC’s flagship ISO Certification Service now offers certification services to ISO standards for interpreting.

ISO 18841:2018 Interpreting services

Interpreting services standard ISO 18841:2018 specifies the basic requirements for the provision of interpreting services. Additionally, it provides recommendations of good practice.

ISO 20228:2019 Legal interpreting

Interpreting services – Legal interpreting standard ISO 20228:2019 establishes the basic principles and practices of legal interpreting services, and specifies the competences of legal interpreters. It also describes the various legal settings and provides recommendations for the corresponding interpreting modes.

The standard is applicable to all parties involved in facilitating communication between users of legal services using a spoken or signed language.

ATC’s CEO Raisa McNab says, “We’re delighted to be able to offer formal certification to these two new interpreting standards. Through certification, language service providers can now demonstrate the qualifications and competences of their interpreters and compliance to best practice.”

The ATC’s ISO Certification Service offers language industry expert auditing and certification services to the following standards:

  • ISO 17100 Translation services
  • ISO 18587 Machine-translation post-editing
  • ISO 9001 Quality management
  • ISO 18841 Interpreting services
  • ISO 20228 Legal interpreting

ATC Members can view the standards free of charge in the ATC’s ISO Library. Get in touch to request access to the Library: certification@atc.org.uk

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