Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • In line with European and national legislation on associations of non-regulated professions, Assointerpreti introduced the CPD obligation in its General Meeting of 24 March 2007. On the same date, Assointerpreti set up its CPD Committee, which is in charge of: laying down criteria for assessing and selecting CPD events organised by universities, associations, private parties, etc.; reporting events recognised for CPD to its members, and recording their participation therein; and sending reminders to members defaulting on their CPD obligation.

    To promote CPD among its members, Assointerpreti and its regional groups organise CPD seminars and events.

  • How it works

    Assointerpreti introduced the obligation to undertake four days of CPD events every two years. CPD days in excess will not be counted against the next two-year CPD cycle.

    CPD events to be accredited may be communicated by their organisers or by the members of Assointerpreti. Proposals for accrediting upcoming CPD events must be submitted as soon as possible to the CPD Committee, in order to allow its members to consult with each other and determine their accreditation.

    Members must submit their certificates of attendance of CPD events to the CPD Committee by 31 December of each year.

  • CPD event selection criteria

    The CPD Committee accredits CPD events that are focused on gaining a better understanding of: theoretical aspects of the profession (interpreting, translating, teaching); commercial aspects of the professional activity (marketing, client management, market analysis); special terminologies; technical/sociological/cultural aspects of the profession (voice and posture, communicative efficiency); and the use of new technologies.

    Language courses (12 hours of an online or group course or 6 hours of an individual course are equivalent to 1 CPD day).

  • Default on the CPD obligation

    Where a member defaults on his/her CPD obligation, the CPD Committee will send him/her an informal reminder. This reminder will be followed by a formal notice of default issued by the Governing Board and by suspension from the association until fulfilment of the obligation and, in the event of continuing default, subsequent expulsion from the Association (Title II, paragraph 4, Rules of Procedure).