Welcome to the NAJIT Academy

The NAJIT Academy is an exciting educational project under the direction of the Training and Education Committee offering webinars and other educational opportunities. This initiative is intended to provide a variety of subjects and in many different languages to meet the needs of NAJIT friends and members.

We invite you to submit your ideas for webinar topics as well as submit your own webinar proposal. Please use the links above to share them!

Upcoming Webinars:

Preparation and Mindset

Presenter: Javier Castillo, Jr.

Date: December 9, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT (60 Minutes)

Overview: This 1-hour webinar will offer strategies the language professional can apply to a host of practical situations. The presenter will explore strategies and thought processes within the practitioner’s control that can have a powerful impact on the way unexpected challenges are resolved and the quality of the end product, whether it be a new translation, a new interpreting assignment, your next certification exam, or having to pivot due to unexpected circumstances so they can become a source of excitement rather than trepidation.

*NOTE: You must join the live webinar and attend the entire session to receive a certificate of attendance. 

Javier is president of Castillo Language Services, Inc. in Greenville, NC. He is an interpreter, translator, consultant, trainer and internationally recognized speaker. He is a Federally Certified Court Interpreter, NC AOC certified court interpreter, a Certified Medical Interpreter, (CCHI), conference interpreter and contract interpreter for the U.S. Department of State and routinely interprets for international delegations and high-level speakers across the United States and abroad.

Since 2007, Javier has offered training workshops for court, medical, conference and community interpreters across the United States. He has provided in-house training for staff interpreters at hospitals, Administrative Offices of the Court, and Departments of Social Services.

He has designed and taught courses on working with interpreters in the legal field at Campbell Law School and the UNC School of Law. He’s also taught Continuing Legal Education courses for members of the judiciary.

Javier is a frequent speaker and trainer at national and international conferences. He is the President of the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters (CATI), and the Head of the U.S. Chapter of IAPTI (International Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators), and an active member of the American Translators Association and NAJIT.


$15 for Members
$40 for Non-Members

CEU’s Offered: CEU’s have not been pre-approved for this session. Attendees of the live session will receive a certificate of attendance.

Unable to attend live? A link to the recording will be sent to anyone who has registered for the webinar.

Registration closes at midnight the day before the webinar.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Approved for the 5/8/2021 Webinar:

Cancellation Policies:
Free webinars: You can cancel at any time. Please click the link in the email you received from Zoom (the one with the access instructions). This will release your spot for another attendee.
All other webinars: Webinar fees will be refunded up until two weeks prior to the event, minus a 10% processing fee. Email the NAJIT Administrator at info@najit.org to request your cancellation.

GaRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.