Qualified interpreter

With a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience, Qualified (MITI) membership is for interpreters who have established careers in interpreting and are recognised for their expertise as highly skilled professionals.

There are 3 categories of interpreter:

  • Business and Community (B&C)

  • Police and Court (P&C)

  • Conference

Benefits of Qualified membership:

  • Boost your career and earnings potential with your internationally recognised membership of ITI
  • Listing on the public ITI Directory of interpreters will help you gain new work

  • Gives you a valuable opportunity to network with other experienced professionals

  • Be part of a supportive, professional community promoting a rapidly evolving industry

  • Demonstrates your commitment to quality and to the highest professional standards

As a Qualified Member you will:

  • Have use of designatory letters and the MITI logo for your website and email sign-off

  • Receive a free subscription to our award-winning journal, ITI Bulletin, published six times a year

  • Get free monthly updates with the latest industry news and events

  • Have access to My ITI for member-only content, such as our series of informative webinars

  • Get member rates on specialist training and the ITI Conference

Entry requirements

All categories require:

  • Minimum of three years’ relevant experience as an interpreter demonstrated through a minimum of 2 professional references from previous/current employers or clients

  • Evidence of a degree in any subject, or references covering a total of 6 years’ relevant experience

  • Successful completion of the Interpreter assessment

Additional requirements by interpreter category:

Business and Community Interpreters (B&C)

A minimum of 150 days/1000 hours demonstrated through references or summary invoices. This can be across B&C and P&C areas.

Police and Court (P&C)

A minimum of 150 days/1000 hours demonstrated through references or summary invoices. This can be across B&C and P&C areas.

A relevant qualification, e.g. DPSI (Law), DPI or current full membership of the NRPSI.

Standard current DBS disclosure or a CTC check.

Conference Interpreter

A minimum of 150 days/1000 hours demonstrated through references or summary invoices.

Current full members of AIIC do not need to provide references.

There are different reference requirements for A, B and C languages. Please contact [email protected] for full details.

Membership fees

A one-off application fee of £60 is due when you submit your completed application.

The MITI annual membership fee is £235.

Assessment fee for Interpreter assessment: £389.

"I believe that being part of the ITI not only enhances my professional standing but also provides excellent opportunities for networking and peer-to-peer support. I can’t really express just how amazing it has been to be a member of the ITI." 

Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart 

MITI

How do I apply?

If you need further advice on becoming a Qualified Member (MITI), or to request an application pack, then please get in touch with us at [email protected].

Please include the categories you are applying to (B&C, P&C, Conference) in your email.