Qualified translator

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 gain 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

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

  • Get member rates on specialist training such as AFT (Advancing your Freelance Translation Career) and the ITI Conference.

How do I apply?

Entry requirements

Minimum of three years’ relevant experience as a translator 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.

Completion of the ITI Translation Assessment.

Membership fees

An application fee of £60 is due when you submit your completed application.

Assessment fee: Translation Assessment fee £389 or QSA fee £270.

The annual MITI membership fee is £235.

It’s quick and easy to submit your application online. If you need further advice on becoming a Qualified Member (MITI), please contact us.


“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.”

Alison Jenner