EOI for WFD-WASLI Accredited International Sign Interpreter Professional Conduct Review Process Panel

February 19, 2019

Expressions of interest are now open for the Panel Members for the WFD-WASLI Accredited International Sign Interpreter Professional Conduct Review Process Panel

About the Panel:

The WFD-WASLI Accredited Sign Interpreter Professional Conduct Review Process (PCRP) provides a mechanism for those who have a concern about a WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter’s professional conduct. There are several options for addressing such an issue beginning with encouraging the parties to deal with the concern directly through to lodging a formal complaint.

The Panel of PCRP formed by the WFD-WASLI Boards manages the Professional Conduct Review Process. The Chair and/or designated member of the Professional Conduct Review Committee takes on a facilitation role with the parties with the goal of negotiating an appropriate outcome.

Only WFD-WASLI International Sign Accredited Interpreters can be held accountable for their professional conduct through this review process. If the complaint is against an interpreter that is not a WFD-WASLI International Sign Accredited Interpreter, neither WFD nor WASLI have the authority to hold that person accountable for their professional conduct using this process.

Further reading on the procedures associated with WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Professional Conduct Review Process is available at:

The members of the Panel will not be more than five (5) and at least three of them will be deaf members. The rotation of the Panel Chair will be between a deaf and hearing member. No panel member will be a current Accredited IS Interpreter and any perceived or actual conflict of interest must be declared.

The term for each Panel member will be two years with an option of extension for a further two year term.

Expression of Interest:

A call for Expressions of Interest for the PCRP Panel will be circulated widely and open to members of the International Deaf Community and Sign Language Interpreters.

The current WFD and WASLI Presidents will review the Expressions of Interest lodged. Invitations will then be extended to the successful individuals to become official members of the Panel. The decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI):

Please provide your CV, and a cover-letter including a summary of your previous experience related to each of the required competencies:

1. Attendance at international meetings where International Sign has been used and/or the opportunity to have accessed interpreting services provided by a WFD-WASLI Accredited IS interpreter/s.
2. An understanding of WASLI and WFD philosophies including policies/guidelines relevant to each organisation.
3. A mature understanding of the ethical expectations of professional sign language interpreters and familiarity with the WFD-WASLI Code of Conduct applied to WFD-WASLI Accredited interpreters.

Submissions must be received by midnight, Sunday, 10 March 2019, addressed to both: and