Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

What CPD stands for

CPD stands for “Continuing professional development”. CPD is vital for all interpreters and translators, novices and professionals alike – no matter what stage they are at in their career. Continuing professional development is essential because it ensures you continue to be competent in your profession. Nowadays, all linguists should work towards obtaining regular CPD.

What are the advantages of CPD?

  • Helps interpreters/translators build knowledge and confidence in particular themes and potentially could raise their comprehension and awareness
  • It keeps interpreters/translators dynamic and in keeping with the pace of current developments; otherwise, they could become static and not aware what the world is moving towards.
  • CPD can give you fresh knowledge that may help you to deal with new or complex situations (Police, Courts, medical environment); it can help you achieve your career goals by focusing on learning and development;
  • The main benefit of doing CPD is boosting your interpreting career.

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