Membership

The Benefits of Becoming a NAJIT Member

NAJIT’s activities are supported by membership dues and member donations. While there are no formal requirements for joining other than an interest in interpreting and/or translation, most of our members hold professional credentials such as federal and/or state court interpreter certification, national judiciary interpreter and translator certification by NAJIT, interpreter certification by RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf), translator certification by ATA (American Translators Association), approval by the US Department of State (for escort, seminar or conference interpreting) and/or other credentialing by government agencies or international organizations.

While NAJIT is the worlds largest association of judiciary interpreters, NAJIT extend beyond the judiciary. Our members work in conference, medical, diplomatic, and immigration settings as well!

NAJIT membership is for one full year. Membership expires one year from the start date.

Anyone who shares NAJIT’s interests and objectives is welcome to join!

Benefits

When you join, you will enjoy, among other things:

Full Listing in NAJIT’s Online Membership Directory

(Active Members and Corporate Members only)

Subscription to Proteus

NAJIT’s newsletter dedicated to the interpretation and translation professions.

Members’ Listserv

Participation in NAJIT’s lively and informative members’ listserv where members share expertise, information and resources, exchange terminology, discuss transcription and translation standards, and confer on ethical and professional dilemmas and association matters.

Opportunity to Volunteer

for the American Red Cross in the event of a disaster.

Right to Vote and Hold Office

(Active members only)

Subscription to CyberNews

NAJIT’s automatic email updates on training opportunities, meetings and other matters of professional interest.

Access to Reduced-Priced Professional Liability Insurance

Workshops

Access to reduced-rate language specific interpreting and translation skills-building workshops in Spanish and other languages, including certification testing preparation courses.

Reduced-Rate Access to Required Continuing Education Sessions

Opportunities for Committee Membership

and participation in NAJIT special projects.

NAJIT Position Papers

on topics of critical interest to the profession.

Electronic Access to NAJIT Publications

including archived materials available in the Members’ Only area of the webpage.

The Use of a Special NAJIT Logo

on your business card and website.

Reduced-Rate Registration for NAJIT Conferences

regional and local workshops.

Access to a Reduced-Rate Subscription from Payment Practices

A service designed to provide interpreters and translators a vetting system for agency clients.

Opportunity to Chair Committees

and be actively involved in NAJIT decision-making and long-term planning.

Active Involvement in State and National Legislative Matters

and issues affecting the interpreting and translating community.

Opportunity to Present at NAJIT Conferences

workshops and training events.

Access to Employment Opportunities

posted on the website and through special bulletins.

Networking

and collegial relationships.

Membership Categories

Active

Dues: $105

Suggested Voluntary Contribution: $35

Total: $140

Description

Any professional interpreter and/or translator. (Individual membership)

Associate

Dues: $85

Suggested Voluntary Contribution: $25

Total: $110

Description

Any person who shares NAJIT’s interests while working in a different field such as law enforcement, the judiciary or academia. (i.e. An individual who is not compensated / remunerated for translation and / or interpreting.)

Corporate

Dues: $160

Suggested Voluntary Contribution: $100

Total: $260

Description

Any for‐profit business entity with an interest in interpreting and/or translation. In such cases, membership shall be in the name of the corporation, not in the name of its billing contact or any single employee of the corporation.

Corporate Sponsor

Dues: $300

Suggested Voluntary Contribution: $100

Total: $400

Description

Any for‐profit business entity with an interest in interpreting and/or translation. In such cases, membership shall be in the name of the corporation, not in the name of its billing contact or any single employee of the corporation. Two representatives of each Corporate Sponsor Member shall be entitled to attend NAJIT-sponsored events at the member rate.

Organization (nonprofit)

Dues: $115

Suggested Voluntary Contribution: $65

Total: $180

Description

An Organizational Member shall be any public or private educational institution, governmental entity, library, or nonprofit corporation with an interest in judiciary interpreting and/or translation. In such cases, membership shall be in the name of the organization, not in the name of its billing contact or any of its associates. One representative of each Organizational Member shall be entitled to attend NAJIT-sponsored events at the member rate.

Student

Dues: $40

Suggested Voluntary Contribution: $10

Total: $50

Description

Any person enrolled in a full‐time interpreting or translation degree program at a recognized institution. (Certificate programs do not qualify for student membership)