About us

The NRCPD is the national regulator of over 1,600 language service professionals including British Sign Language/English Interpreters and Translators, Lipspeakers, Notetakers, Speech to Text Reporters and Interpreters for Deafblind People.

Our primary purpose is to protect Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and maintain public confidence in language services across the UK. To achieve this, we register language service professionals and set the minimum standards for them, investigate complaints about their fitness to practise, and work to ensure the quality of language services nationally.

NRCPD Registrants and Regulated Trainees:

  • have successfully completed an approved course.
  • have agreed to abide by our Code of Conduct.
  • are subject to a complaints process.
  • continue their professional development.
  • have a standard disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
  • have valid professional indemnity insurance.

We also work with public, private and not-for-profit organisations to make sure more of them only work with and supply NRCPD Registrants and Regulated Trainees.

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