The ITI Assessment is a compulsory entry test for professional translators wishing to gain Qualified Membership of ITI. This is the second stage of the application process and is offered to applicants who have already satisfied the rest of the requirements for Qualified Translator Membership. MITI is a post-experience category of membership and therefore all Translator Assessment applicants must have demonstrated a minimum of three years' (or six without a degree) working experience within this field, via professional references.

For the Translation Assessment, applicants are required to demonstrate their translation ability by translating a piece of text to a professional standard of accuracy in their working language combination. Applicants should view the Assessment as a professional commission from an employer and produce a translation of a suitably professional standard. Texts used for Assessment purposes will be a level of difficulty that allows applicants the opportunity to demonstrate that they are able to translate to a high professional standard. The produced translation must be of a professional quality and technically correct, and must accurately convey the meaning of the source text. ITI is assessing the standard of the applicant's ability as a professional Translator within their relevant language combination and not their knowledge of all their working areas of specialism.

ITI will endeavour to progress all applications for qualified membership (MITI) wherever possible however, where ITI is unable to provide a standard assessment due to a lack of qualified assessor members in a particular language pair, an alternative assessment route may be offered or Associate membership (AITI) will be offered instead, until such time as ITI is in a position to be able to assess suitability for qualified membership in the particular language pair.

Please click here to view a recorded guide about the ITI assessment for Translators.

Download the MITI Assessment Applicant Handbook

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