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 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.

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

Using this link will restart your membership from the last date of expiration. If it has been more than 90-days since your membership expired please use the join button on the right.

Benefits

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

Full Listing in NAJIT’s Online Directory

(Active Members and Corporate Members only)

Subscription to Proteus

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

Membership Card or Member Certificate

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.

The use of the NAJIT Member Logo

on your business card and website. (Active & Corporate Members)

Opportunity to Volunteer

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

Access to the NAJIT Healthplan

NAJIT Job Board

(Active & Corporate members only)

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

Reduced-Rate Access to Required Continuing Education Sessions offered by NAJIT

Opportunities for Committee Membership

and participation in NAJIT special projects.

NAJIT Position Papers

The opportunity to contribute to the creation of position papers on topics of critical importance to the profession.

Electronic Access to NAJIT Publications

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

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.

Access to Employment Opportunities

posted on the website and through special bulletins.

Networking

and collegial relationships.

Workshops

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

Membership Categories

All NAJIT membership are for a rolling 12-month period unless otherwise indicated. 

Active

Dues: $125 (1-year membership)

Dues: $330 (3-year membership, a $45 savings!)

Dues: $215 (1-year membership for 2 individuals residing at the same address)

Suggested SSTI Contribution: $35

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

Associate

Dues: $105

Suggested SSTI Contribution: $25

Total: $130

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: $250

Suggested SSTI Contribution: $100

Total: $350

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: $500

Suggested SSTI Contribution: $100

Total: $600

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. Three representatives of each Corporate Sponsor Member shall be entitled to attend NAJIT-sponsored events at the member rate.

Organization (nonprofit)

Dues: $250

Suggested SSTI Contribution: $65

Total: $315

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: $60

Suggested SSTI Contribution: $10

Total: $70

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)

Refund Policy:

Membership purchases can be cancelled within 48 hours of purchase by written notice to hq@najit.org. A cancellation fee of 20 percent will apply to all eligible cancellations.  After 48 hours, all membership purchases are final.