Frequently Asked Questions

For Members
What committees are currently active at NAJIT?

NAJIT committees have been created to help in the advancement of the association and the translation and interpretation professions. Ad Hoc committees are created as needed by the board of directors, and all others are permanent committees named in the Bylaws. All of NAJIT’s committees are listed on our committee’s page.

How do I volunteer for a committee?

Members can express their desire to serve on a committee by submitting an indication of interest form. Information on all NAJIT’s committee can be found on our committee’s page.

Where can I find resources on how NAJIT committees are run?

The NAJIT Board of Directors has created “General Committee Guidelines” to assist in the facilitation of our committees. These guidelines were created to assist the committee chair; however, they are a wonderful resource to help anyone understand more about our committees.

How often are NAJIT committees reconstituted?

NAJIT committees are reconstituted each year following the annual conference. You may indicate your desire to remain on the committee with the committee chair or by completing our indication of interest form.

How do I contact the Board?

The entire Board of Directors can be contacted by emailing Board_of_Directors@najit.org. You can also email individual Board members. Board member contact information can be found on the Board of Directors page.

How do I contact NAJIT Headquarters?

You can email NAJIT’s Executive Director, Robert Cruz, at ExecDirector@najit.org. You can reach our Administrator, Susan Cruz, at Admin@najit.org.

How do I get added to the NAJIT mailing list?

Use our sign-up form to be added to our mailing list. You will receive our weekly Blog email from the NAJIT Observer and information regarding NAJIT news and events.

I previously unsubscribed from the NAJIT email list how do I get re-added?

Use our sign-up form to be re-added to our mailing list. You will receive our weekly Blog email from the NAJIT Observer and information regarding NAJIT news and events.

How can I obtain continuing education units (CEU’s)?

You may obtain CEU’s by attending any NAJIT educational event. NAJIT holds our Annual Conference each spring. This is your opportunity to earn the most CEU’s during this three-day event. NAJIT is also in the process of adding NAJIT webinars as an option for obtaining additional CEU’s.

What states and organizations offer CEU’s for attending NAJIT events?

Below is the list of states and organizations NAJIT seeks to obtain continuing education credit from. If you do not see your state or organization listed and the do require CEU’s please email our Administrator, Susan Cruz.

The American Translators Association (ATA), California, The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI), Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA), Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.

How many CEU credits could I receive by attending NAJIT’s annual conference?

Details coming soon.

Can I obtain NAJIT CEU’s? or apply for NAJIT CEU’s for my third party educational event?

NAJIT no longer offers CEU’s for the NAJIT Certification. Our certification program was discontinued in 2012.

Why should I be a member of NAJIT?

Being a member of NAJIT provides you with a variety of benefits. Many of our members value access to our ListServ where individual members can interact via email in a member only setting. Additionally, Active, Corporate, & Life members are listed on the public NAJIT Membership Directory where you can be found for additional employment opportunities. There are numerous other benefits that are listed on our benefits page.

Being a member of NAJIT also provides NAJIT the support to continue advocating for the profession, offering continuing education opportunities, and empowering interpreters & translators worldwide by providing support and resources.

How long is the membership term?

The NAJIT membership term is 12 months from the date the membership is initiated. For example, if you join September 15th you would be a NAJIT member through September 14th of the following year.

What are the different membership levels?

You may join as an individual or as an organization. Review our membership categories on our membership page. If you are a working interpreter or translator, per NAJIT’s bylaws you should be an Active, Corporate, or Corporate Sponsor Member.

How do I become a member of NAJIT?

Use the join link to apply for NAJIT membership. You may join as an Individual or Organization. You may also mail an application along with payment to: NAJIT, 2002 Summit Blvd, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30319.

Am I required to donate to the Society for the Study of Translation and Interpretation (SSTI) when I join or renew my NAJIT membership?

Donating to SSTI is not required with membership. Donating to SSTI is encouraged as your donations enable SSTI to continue their focus on advancing the judiciary interpreting and legal translating professions. Your donations to SSTI is fully tax deductible and 100% of your donation goes entirely to fund projects that contribute to the advancement of these professions. For more information on SSTI visit their website.

How do I reset my password to access my account?

To reset your password access the reset my password page. Enter the email address associated with your membership to receive a link via email to recover your password. NAJIT HQ does not have access to your password. They can provide your user name. Email our Administrator, Susan Cruz, at admin@najit.org for assistance.

How do I update my NAJIT membership profile?

Access the member login page, enter your login credentials and click “LOG IN”. Near the bottom of the page click the “Member Portal Welcome Page” button. In the drop-down menu, select “UPDATE: My Profile (Member Account)”. Make your changes and click “SUBMIT” at the bottom of the page. NOTE: The profile listed on the membership directory is not connected to your member profile. You must update BOTH for changes to reflect in all areas. See the Directory FAQs for instructions on updating your directory profile. See the Directory tab for instructions on updating your profile on the public directory.

How do I download the NAJIT logo?

Access the member login page, enter your login credentials and click “LOG IN”. Near the bottom of the page click the “Member Portal Welcome Page” button. In the drop-down menu, select “NAJIT Logo File”. Click the logo to begin the download. Active, Corporate and Corporate Sponsor members have permission to use the NAJIT logo.

Is NAJIT membership the same as NAJIT Certification?

No. NAJIT Certification was discontinued from being offered in 2012. Currently, we only offer NAJIT Membership.

Can I set my membership to automatically renew?

Yes. When joining NAJIT check the box to auto renew your membership. You will receive an email reminder 2-weeks before your renewal date and can change the option at any time.

If you would like to add the auto renew feature to your membership access the member login page, enter your login credentials and click “LOG IN”. Near the bottom of the page click the “Member Portal Welcome Page” button. In the drop-down menu, select “Membership Details”. If your membership is current, you will see an option to edit the auto renew feature. Click edit and check the box to add the auto renew feature to your membership. Be sure to add the payment information and submit at the bottom of the page to save your changes. No payment will be processed at that time. Your membership payment will be processed the morning after your membership expiration date.

NOTE: If your membership is not current you will need to renew before you will see the auto renew feature.

How do I update my auto renew information?

If you would update your auto renew information access the member login page, enter your login credentials and click “LOG IN”. Near the bottom of the page click the “Member Portal Welcome Page” button. In the drop-down menu, select “Membership Details”. If your membership is current, you will see an option to edit the auto renew feature. Click edit and check the box to add the auto renew feature to your membership. Be sure to add the payment information and submit at the bottom of the page to save your changes. No payment will be processed at that time. Your membership payment will be processed the morning after your membership expiration date.

NOTE: If your membership is not current you will need to renew before editing your auto renew details.

How do I turn the auto renew feature of my membership on (or off)?

If you would like to add (or remove) the auto renew feature to your membership access the member login page, enter your login credentials and click “LOG IN”. Near the bottom of the page click the “Member Portal Welcome Page” button. In the drop-down menu, select “Membership Details”. If your membership is current, you will see an option to edit the auto renew feature. Click edit and check the box to add the auto renew feature or uncheck the box to remove it. Be sure to click submit at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

NOTE: If your membership is not current you will need to renew before editing your auto renew details.

What are the methods available to pay for my annual dues?

You may pay your annual dues online via credit card or electronic check. You may also mail a check to: NAJIT, 2002 Summit Blvd, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30319.

What is the difference between my membership profile and my NAJIT Membership Directory profile?

Your membership profile is information kept on file by NAJIT to contact you regarding your membership. If you make changes to this profile it will not feed to your public profile. You must update your public profile for the information to show in the directory. Your membership directory profile is the information displayed on our public, searchable directory. FYI, your street address is not displayed in the public database.

Can I opt out of the NAJIT Membership Directory?

Yes. To remove your name from the public directory access the member login page, enter your login credentials and click “LOG IN”. Near the bottom of the page click the “Member Portal Welcome Page” button. In the drop-down menu, select “UPDATE: Member Directory Profile (Public Profile)”. Click [Update my profile listed on the membership directory]. Select no to the question “Would you like to be listed in the membership directory?” and click “SUBMIT” at the very bottom of the page to save your changes.

How do I update my NAJIT membership profile?

Access the member login page, enter your login credentials and click “LOG IN”. Near the bottom of the page click the “Member Portal Welcome Page” button. In the drop-down menu, select “UPDATE: Member Profile (Member Account)”. After making your changes click “SUBMIT” at the very bottom of the page to save your changes.

How do I update my profile in the NAJIT Membership Directory?

Access the member login page, enter your login credentials and click “LOG IN”. Near the bottom of the page click the “Member Portal Welcome Page” button. In the drop-down menu, select “UPDATE: Member Directory Profile (Public Profile)”. Click [Update my profile listed on the membership directory]. After making your changes click “SUBMIT” at the very bottom of the page to save your changes. Check out our YouTube video with step-by-step instructions.

How do I add a photo to my NAJIT Membership Directory profile?

Access the member login page, enter your login credentials and click “LOG IN”. Near the bottom of the page click the “Member Portal Welcome Page” button. In the drop-down menu, select “UPDATE: Member Profile (Member Account)”. Click “Upload a new photo”, locate your file and click submit. It may take one business day for your photo to appear as it must be approved by headquarters.

What information is provided from my membership profile in the NAJIT Membership Directory?

The following items are listed in the NAJIT Membership Directory:

Member first & last name
Company name
City
State
Zip code
Email
Phone number
Indication if you are an interpreter or translator
Certifications held
Professional Information (free form field)
Company Information (free form field)
Credentials (free form field)

Who is listed in the NAJIT Membership Directory?

Active, Corporate, and Life members are listed in the directory. Student, Associate, Corporate Sponsor, Honorary, and Organizational members are not listed.

What social media outlets can I connect with NAJIT through?

You can connect with NAJIT via the following outlets:

Can I list NAJIT as a job position on LinkedIn?

No. LinkedIn does not have a category for Member. It would be a misrepresentation to show yourself as an employee of NAJIT as NAJIT is an association of members with no employees.

What can I post on the NAJIT social media pages?

Review our social media policy. (coming soon)

What is The Society for the Study of Translation and Interpretation (SSTI)?

The Society for the Study of Translation and Interpretation (SSTI) seeks to promote authoritative research in translation and interpretation that will contribute to the knowledge base of the field and will advance best practices in the profession. SSTI is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation of NAJIT. There are two places to find information on SSTI: NAJIT’s SSTI page and SSTI’s website.