MVLP refers to a member of Visual Language Professionals.
Members carry an ID card which clearly states that they are qualified and which communication service they offer. VLP interpreters have professional indemnity insurance and have a full DBS. We recommend that all members are regulated by an appropriate body such as NRCPD or RBSLI
Refers to an interpreter who is on the Register of Sign Language Interpreters, the register being held by the NRCPD (National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People).
These professionals have agreed to abide by a Code of Ethics/Professional Practice and complaints procedure and will have professional indemnity insurance and ID cards. RSLIs will also have a current enhanced CRB certificate and DBS available.
The Regulatory Body for Sign Language Interpreters & Translators (RBSLI) administers a qualified only register. RBSLI professional linguists agree to abide by a Code of Ethics and are held accountable by a Complaints Procedure.
Registrants carry electronic Photo ID cards, they have declared that they hold enhanced DBS checks and have professional indemnity insurance. RBSLI also encourages reflective practice and highly recommends that registrants employ the services of a qualified supervisor or mentor.
As the regulatory body in Scotland, SASLI:
Maintains the Scottish Register of SASLI’s registration categories;
Sets and oversees quality and standards for registration and professional development;
Requests evidence of professional competence to undertake the profession effectively and sets minimum CPD requirements. Additionally, registered language and communication professionals provide reassurance to purchasers and users of the service, with the knowledge that the member has met the minimum requirements for registration and that each member is required to keep their skills updated and maintained.