Basic texts and governance

AIIC’s regulations and by-laws govern and illustrate its relationships — with members and between members and clients.

AIIC is governed by the Statutes of the Association, which define the roles of its governing bodies — the Assembly, the Executive Committee and the other organs of the Association.

The Code of Professional Ethics covers professional confidentiality and other ethical principles.

Professional Standards define the working conditions required for high-quality interpreting and the protection of the interpreter's health and safety.

The Statutes establish the conditions for AIIC membership and for exercising the profession. They also establish how the Association is organised.

Regulations on admissions cover issues such as the admission of affiliates (members, candidates and pre-candidates) and language combinations.

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AIIC, a French-law association, registers its Statutes in French; their English version, along with both the French and English versions if every other text listed on this page, are also AIIC-validated. All other language versions are supplied as a courtesy only, to facilitate understanding.

Ethics and Standards



Admissions and Languages

Finance and Accounts

Committees etc. (non-Assembly)

Professional Communities

Regional Texts

Checklists & Guidelines



Ethics and Standards

1. Code of Professional Ethics

DEU, POL, POR & SPA versions

2. Professional Standards

HEB, POL & SPA versions

3. Rules of Procedure of the Disciplinary and Disputes Committee (DDC)

4. Disciplinary and Disputes Committee form



5. AIIC Statutes (STA)

6. General document on Regions

7. General document on National/Regional Associations

8. General document on the Agreement Sectors

9. General document on ExCo (ie non-Assembly) Committees, Groups & Networks



10. Rules of Procedure for the Assembly (RIA)

11. Rules of Procedure of the Executive Committee (ExCo)

12. Rules of Procedure of the Advisory Board (AB)


Admissions and Languages

13. Regulation Governing Admissions and Language Classification

14. Rules of Procedure of the Committee on Admissions and Language Classification (CACL)


Finance and Accounts

15. Financial Regulations (FIN)

16. Accounting Procedures (ACC)

17. Rules of Procedure of the Budget Committee (CoBu)


Committees etc. (non-Assembly)

18. Consultant Interpreters Standing Committee (SCCI) Mandate and Rules of Procedure

19. Staff Interpreter's Committee (CdP) Mandate and Rules of Procedure

20. Sign Language Network (SLN) Mandate and Rules of Procedure

21. Basic Texts Group (BTG) Mandate

22. VEGA Network Mandate and Rules of Procedure

23. ATPD Basic Texts


Professional Communities

24. Guidelines for Consultant Interpreters (Annex 1 to the Professional Standards)

25. Professional Conference Organisers (Annex 2 to the Professional Standards)

26. Staff Interpreters' Charter

27. Private Market Sector (PriMS) Rules of Procedure

28. European Union (EU) Rules of Procedure for Sectoral Meetings

29. United Nations (UN) Rules of Procedure for Sectoral Meetings

30. Coordinated Organisations Rules of Procedure for Sectoral Meetings

31. World Customs Organisation (WCO) Rules of Procedure for Sectoral Meetings (FR only)

32. Global Union Federation (GUF) Rules of Procedure (FR only)


Regional Texts 


Checklists & Guidelines



Regulations of the Executive Committee concerning the award of the AIIC Malintzine Prize

Host Region Guide to Selection Procedure and Assembly Organisation

Annex to "Assembly Specifications"

Rules governing the use of the AIIC marks (acronym and logos)