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.

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.

“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


How do I apply?

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