Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc
Community & Interpreting Services
Serving the Greater Tucson Area

Interpreter Resources

The Community Outreach Program for the Deaf recognizes that interpreters are a valuable resource. As a result, we offer creative services and programs to benefit our interpreters. To explore opportunities in your region or elsewhere, contact us to create your interpreter access account today.

Interpreter's Access

Interpreters are an integral part of the interpreting process, which is why COPD has developed this online resource of useful tools to help you, the interpreter, succeed. We truly believe in our mission statement which emphasizes positive long-term relationships with our interpreters, and we know that our mission success depends on your success.

Training Programs

Maintaining a qualified staff is a priority for COPD, which is why we offer monthly skills training seminars to each interpreter. These seminars are taught by experienced professionals and interpreter peers. This, coupled with our mentor program, contributes to the professional quality and success of each interpreting assignment. COPD demonstrates its commitment to the community by providing opportunities for professional development for both experienced interpreters and students of the profession. COPD periodically offers free or low cost workshops for interpreters to help them gain new information and earn credits for their certification and licensing requirements. Every year, COPD accepts interpreting students for varying levels of training and support, from observational opportunities for class credit, to practicum experiences and full time internships. These students benefit from these programs through their work with highly skilled professional interpreter mentors.

Frequently Asked Interpreter Questions

If I interpreter for COPD, will you withhold taxes or reimburse my expenses?

You will be working as an independent contractor and the relationship between COPD and you the contractor will not be employer and employee. You will not be an employee of COPD for tax purposes or any other purposes, and will not be eligible for any benefits provided by COPD to its employees. You will not be reimbursed for any expenses, unless they are specifically negotiated for job assignments outside of a 30 mile radius from COPD.

If I am a contractor with COPD, can I also interpret for other agencies?

This contractor agreement is nonexclusive. COPD does not agree to use you exclusively as COPD contracts with other interpreters. You are free to provide the same or similar services to individuals and entities other than COPD.

What are the eligibility requirements for interpreters working through COPD?

All interpreters must hold a valid Arizona Interpreter License. COPD utilizes Generalist and Provisional Interpreters as outlined by state statute.

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Interpreter Access

Interpreter Login

Please enter your username or email address and your password to access the system.

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Retrieve Username & Password

Have you lost your username and/or password? Just enter your email address or username, and your information will be emailed to you.

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More Information

For interpreters who need more information, please refer to our Intepreter Resources section.

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