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 members 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.
When you join, you will enjoy, among other things:
(Active Members and Corporate Members only)
NAJIT’s newsletter dedicated to the interpretation and translation professions.
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. (Individual Memberships Only)Listserv Details
A membership card will be emailed to you along with your receipt letter. Login to the member portal to request a new one or to request a member certificate.
(Active members only)
NAJIT’s automatic email updates on training opportunities, meetings and other matters of professional interest.
for the American Red Cross in the event of a disaster.
and participation in NAJIT special projects.
The opportunity to contribute to the creation of position papers on topics of critical importance to the profession.
including archived materials available in the Members’ Only area of the webpage.
on your business card and website. (Active & Corporate Members)
regional and local workshops.
and be actively involved in NAJIT decision-making and long-term planning.
and issues affecting the interpreting and translating community.
workshops and training events.
posted on the website and through special bulletins.
and collegial relationships.
Access to reduced-rate language specific interpreting and translation skills-building workshops in Spanish and other languages, including certification testing preparation courses.
Suggested Voluntary Contribution: $35
Any professional interpreter and/or translator. (Individual membership)
Suggested Voluntary Contribution: $25
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.)
Suggested Voluntary Contribution: $100
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.
Suggested Voluntary Contribution: $100
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.
Suggested Voluntary Contribution: $65
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.
Suggested Voluntary Contribution: $10
Any person enrolled in a full‐time interpreting or translation degree program at a recognized institution. (Certificate programs do not qualify for student membership)
Membership purchases can be cancelled within 48 hours of purchase by written notice to firstname.lastname@example.org. A cancellation fee of 20 percent will apply to all eligible cancellations. After 48 hours, all membership purchases are final.