Professional Interpreter Development 

BIS is an RID Approved Sponsor of Continuing Education activities. We process Sponsor Initiated Activities, Participated Initiated Activities, College/University Coursework and Independent Studies. BIS staff Interpreters working 32 hours or more receive complimentary CEU processing as a benefit of employment.

Some past BIS workshops included:

  • Government interpreting etiquette and jargon
  • Medical terminology
  • Legal vocabulary and application
  • Code of professional ethics
  • First responders training
  • Emergency preparedness 
  • Custom designed workshops
  • and so much more

To process your CEU(s), email Kathy Martin at or call (301) 587-8885.

Ethical Discussion Group

Come join us for BIS: The EDG (Ethical Discussion Group)! Once every three months, our staff invites you to an evening of sharing interpreting perspectives on ethical challenges in the industry. The group is held virtually via Google Hangout and our Conference line so come one, come all! 
If you would like to be added to the EDG mailing list, please email us.