Article 1. The CMIC members shall strictly adhere to professional confidentiality regarding any person or information resulting from the performance of their duties as interpreters.

Article 2. No member shall obtain any benefits from the information provided to them while performing their work in closed-doors meetings.

Article 3. The CMIC members shall refrain from taking up an assignment they consider they are not duly qualified for. The following shall be considered beforehand:

  •  Full knowledge of the assignment’s terminology
  • Mastery to and from the languages they undertake to work in.

When accepting an assignment, it shall be considered as a guarantee that the interpreting service shall be of the utmost quality to the best of their knowledge.

Article 4. The CMIC members shall act with due discretion and respect in any situation that may affect their colleague’s prestige and moral quality.

Article 5. The CMIC members shall respect the work sources of other colleagues, as well as the intermediaries who contract them. This Code of Ethics demands honesty and fellowship in all situations that may affect present or future contracting of a professional interpreter, either by a contractor, an intermediary, or another interpreter.

Article 6. A member of the CMIC shall only recommend a colleague for an assignment when said colleague meets the requirements and the minimum work conditions set out in this Code.

Article 7. The members of the CMIC, while performing their interpreting work, shall refrain from:

  • Accepting another interpreting assignment that may somehow interfere with the assignment they have committed to.
  • Working as a translator, aide, guide, assistant, announcer, etc., at the same assignment during the interpreting work hours
  • Carrying out any other activity that may hamper their interpreting performance at an assignment.
  • Any additional work where the above restrictions do not apply and is done during the same assignment shall give rise to separate contracting.

Article 9. The CMIC members pledge to provide full support and show solidarity to the legitimate interests of the profession which shall prevail over individual or groups desires.

Article 10. The CMIC members shall reject any assignment where the Minimum Work Conditions set forth in Chapter II of this Code of Conduct (sic) are not met.

Article 11. No member of the CMIC shall fail to honor their commitment to work at an assignment for which they have been formally contracted (in writing or verbally), except for:

  • Inability to comply due to illness or force majeure.
  • An agreement with the contractor or a substitute is provided to the satisfaction of the contractor.
  • The contractor fails to comply with any provision of the agreement in question or has not complied in previous agreements.
  • The conditions provided by the contractor do not allow for the full professional performance of the interpreter.

Article 12. No member of the CMIC shall personally intervene in the dissertations or discussions that arise during their interpreting assignment and shall not pass judgement during their assignment.

Article 13. The CMIC members shall always receive the net amount of the fees as stipulated in their agreement except for the taxes as provided by law.

Article 14. The CMIC members may render pro bono professional services without receiving further benefits, provided they adhere to the rest of the provisions set forth herein (including the minimum work conditions).

Article 15. The CMIC members shall provide and receive help during their interpreting assignments unless they agree otherwise and upon mutual consent.

Article 16.The CMIC members shall consciously and consistently make all efforts to improve their professional level.

Article 17. The CMIC members undertake to enforce this Code de Conduct (sic) when being contracted or recommended by other interpreters who may or may not be CMIC members.

Article 18. The CMIC members shall respect and enforce the norms, rules, recommendations, and conditions of this Code according to the spirit of its creation, and without undermining the CMIC or the profession.