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Qualified Member (MITI)

Qualified Member status is for translators and interpreters with a minimum of three years of relevant experienceThere are 3 sub-categories of MITI; translator, interpreter and conference interpreter.

MITI (interpreter) covers business, community, police & court and telephone interpreting.

Applicants can apply in one or more sub-category and can add a sub-category to their MITI membership at any point.

Eligibility and requirements

Qualifications – A degree or equivalent qualification.

Applicants will be considered without a degree if they can demonstrate a minimum of 6 years’ relevant professional experience in translation or interpreting.

Experience - A minimum of 3 years’ relevant professional experience in translation or interpreting.

Interpreters must have a minimum of 150 days/1000 hours of interpreting experience.

Conference Interpreters must have a minimum of 150 days of conference interpreting experience.

Applicants must demonstrate half of this experience through references or official payment documents/ logs.

References* - Recommendations regarding ability and good reputation

Assessment

Translators - a Pass in the ITI Membership Assessment 
Interpreters - a Pass in the ITI Membership Interview

Police and court interpreters must also have: 

  • A current standard or enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) dated within the last 3 years. Further information on relevant security clearance can be found on the NRPSI website. 
  • A relevant qualification i.e. DPSI, DPI or current full membership of the NRPSI

*References

Reference requirements vary for each sub-category of ITI. Please see application pack for full details.

Applicants must provide a minimum of 2 professional references and 1 character reference. When added together, references must demonstrate a minimum of three yearsexperience.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the required references to ITI. Referees must have known the applicant for at least 1 year. All references must be from different sources. References cannot be supplied by spouses, partners or family members. Applicants must provide their references on the appropriate ITI reference forms wherever possible.

Benefits

All members receive a range of benefits. Click here for full details.

As a Qualified Member (MITI), you will also receive the following benefits:

  • The designatory letters MITI to indicate your status as a Qualified Member of ITI
  • The MITI logo to use on email signatures, letterheads, websites, etc.
  • Inclusion in the ITI public directory of members so that clients can contact you with work
  • Translators only: the ITI seals to produce official certified translations
  • ITI’s special arrangement for Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) - at a higher rate of discount than AITIs and Affiliates
  • Access to high-level events (starting in 2013/14)

We hope that you will make the most of the benefits on offer and find them valuable for your career.

Costs

Qualified membership costs £226 per year.

When applying, you will be asked to pay an initial application fee of £60 and when you have been accepted and offered membership, you will be asked to pay the membership for the relevant quarter. Full details are included in the application pack.

The translator assessment/re-sit fee is currently £378.00 (inc. VAT) for each combination of source and target language e.g. Portuguese to English is one language combination and Portuguese (Brazilian) to English is another. To be listed in the ITI directory as Assessed in a particular language combination you need to pass the ITI assessment in that combination. Each assessment costs £378.00 (inc VAT).

The interpreter assessment/re-sit interview fee is £378.00 (inc. VAT).

The detailed report fee is £60.00 (inc. VAT).

Code of Professional Conduct

All members of the Institute are expected to uphold its Code of Professional Conduct. Please click here to view the Code of Professional Conduct.

How to apply

Before we can send you the application documents, we need to ask you to register through our website. Please note that registering does not constitute a commitment to apply but ensures that we are able to provide you with fast and dedicated help and advice throughout the application process if you choose to proceed. Click here for full details of the application process and for the registration form.

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