National Register of Public Service Interpreters – NRPSI

National Register of Public Service Interpreters – NRPSI

National Register of Public Service Interpreters – NRPSI

As the interpreting profession is not regulated, it is important to belong to a regulator that ensures interpreters have the correct qualifications and vetting to work in legal and medical areas.

Set up in 1994 the NRPSI with the help of the Home Office and the Nuffield Foundation have been doing their utmost to raise standards in the industry and protect users of interpreters from the negative outcomes of poor-quality interpreting.

The NRPSI register has stringent joining criteria which specify hours of experience, as well as qualifications obtained. Interpreting engagements in the public sector should be carried out by those who are fit to practice: interpreters are expected to hold a Level 6 qualification and have more than 400 hours of experience.

Registrants will follow and abide by the NRPSI Code of Professional Conduct, to ensure they behave ethically and follow good practices when interpreting

For more information seeĀ www.nrpsi.org.uk.