Qualified interpreter assessment
Once you have met the formal requirements for membership, you will be required to attend an online interview. Dates are organised around the availability of the assessors.
The interview comprises three elements:
- You will be asked about your interpreting qualifications and relevant experience to date, as well as your future plans for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
- Prior to the interview, you will be required to provide details of three assignments that you have completed. During the interview the ITI Code of Professional Conduct will be discussed in conjunction with these assignments. The questioning will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of and adherence to the Code in your daily practice.
- There will be a short sight translation test, in which you will be required to read a text from one of your working languages into English.
The interview is held online; you must therefore have access to all of the following: a computer, internet connection, webcam, headset with a microphone, and a printer for the sight translation text which will be emailed to you for the sight translation element
Being a UK Institute, the interviews are carried out in English and applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English in order to converse with the examiners proficiently throughout the interview. This level of membership is not suitable for those without a good command of the English language.
You must remain in view of the Assessors at all times. Printers therefore must be located appropriately.
The interviews are carried out via GoToMeeting. You must ensure that you are able to install the GoToMeeting software before applying as no alternative is available. If you haven’t already used this software we will require you to carry out a test session.