With a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience, Qualified (MITI) membership is for translators who have established careers in translation and are recognised for their expertise as highly skilled professionals.
Benefits of Qualified membership:
Boost your career and earnings potential with your internationally recognised membership of ITI
Listing on the public ITI Directory of translators will help you find new work
Gives you a valuable opportunity to network with other experienced professionals
You will be part of a supportive, professional community promoting a rapidly evolving industry
Demonstrates your commitment to quality and to the highest professional standards
|Student, Affiliate, Project Manager, Academic, Supporter||Associate (AITI)||Qualified MITI, Fellow FITI|
|Bulletin print version1|
|Continuous membership logo|
|Free monthly live webinars|
|Access to Webinar library||Limited access2||Full access||Full access|
|CPD log and Certificate|
|Exclusive member rates on Events and training|
|ITI Networks3 and mentoring schemes|
|Discounts on products and services
(e.g. IT, insurance, accountancy, training and publications)
|Monthly Update newsletter|
|Student and Affiliate Bursary scheme||
|AITI||MITI or FITI|
|Experian credit checks|
|ITI Directory listing|
|Certification seals||Translators only|
|ISO 17100 Qualified status||Translators only|
1 Not available to Students.
2 Access to webinar recording for 30 days after the live event and access to all recordings of webinars that took place more than 12 months ago.
3 Some ITI Networks charge additional membership fees and offer mentoring schemes. ITI Network T&Cs apply.
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
Be able to gain ISO 17100 Qualified status
Have access to My ITI for member-only content, such as our series of informative webinars
Qualified MITI application process
There are two routes to apply for Qualified MITI translator membership:
Qualifications and experience
Gather evidence of your degree in any subject and a minimum of two professional references showing three years of experience as a translator
Provide a minimum of two professional references showing six years of experience as a translator.
If you are unable to provide this evidence you may wish to consider applying as an Associate member.
Submit your application
Complete the application form and pay the £60 application fee.
Once your application has been approved you will be invited to complete the standard translation assessment. This is a 1000-word translation in the language pair of your application. The assessment fee is £389.
Further details about the assessment can be found here.
When you have successfully completed the assessment you will be offered Qualified MITI membership. The annual subscription is £249 payable each year on the anniversary of your joining date.
You can apply via this route if you have:
Level 7 DipTrans from an Ofqual registered awarding organisation
Translation Masters (Distinction), where the Extended Translation Project and Commentary accounts for at least 60 credits from a UK university, equivalent ECTS credits from an EU university or a non UK/EU university where equivalence can be established.
Translation Masters (Merit), where the Extended Translation Project (ETP) and Commentary accounts for at least 60 credits from a UK university, equivalent ECTS credits from an EU university or a non UK/EU university where equivalence can be established, and where a Distinction was awarded for the final ETP (70+ marks)
References and additional evidence
Gather your evidence:
a minimum of two professional references showing three years of experience as a translator
30 hours of Continuing Professional Development in each of the last three years
write a 400-500 word personal statement.
Submit your application
Complete the application form and submit with your evidence. Pay the £60 application fee.
Following initial checks to ensure your application is complete, your application and evidence will be assessed. The Assessment fee is £270.
When your assessment has been approved you will be offered Qualified MITI membership. The annual subscription is £249 payable each year on the anniversary of your joining date.
If you need any clarification on the process or requirements, we offer a 20 minute Zoom/Teams call to discuss your queries. Please email [email protected] with your language combination so we can arrange a suitable time.
“ITI accreditation is really paying off for me – I’ve just been approached again for work based on my MITI status. I’m so glad that I took the plunge to get accredited in both of my language pairs! If any AITIs are on the fence about it, I’ve found that it’s definitely worthwhile.”