- American Translators Association (ATA): ATA certifies translators in specific language pairs (from or into English) through a three-hour, open book proctored exam given throughout the year in cities around the country.
- California Court Interpreters Program: This website offers a variety of resources for those interested in legal interpreting.
- National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI): This Australian organization's mission is to set and maintain high national standards in translating and interpreting to enable the existence of a pool of accredited translators and interpreters responsive to the changing needs and demography of the Australian community.
- National Center for Interpretation Testing, Research and Policy: Part of the University of Arizona, and home to the Agnese Haury Institute for Court Interpretation. Contact them via email at email@example.com.
- Washington State Court Interpreter Certification: This site explains the requirements for Washington State Court Interpreter Certification and provides resources for self-study and terminology development. You may also contact the Administrator for the Courts, P.O. Box 41170, Olympia, WA 98504-1170, or +1 (360) 753-3365 for more information.
- Washington State DSHS Language Testing and Certification (LTC): Language Testing and Certification Services (LTC) certifies medical and social services interpreters and translators.
- Interpreter & Translator Continuing Education Credits for Different Agencies (members only)
- Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI): CCHI certifies medical interpreters with the CHI credential for Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin interpreters, and with the CoreCHI credential for interpreters of other languages. Contact CCHI at: http://www.cchicertification.org/
The ATA has helped to develop nationwide standards for translation and interpretation. Browse the resources below to find more information:
T & I Training Information
- Translation & Interpretation Certificate Program: Seattle Central College’s department of Continuing Education offers professional training focuses on building skills and hands-on practice. The Fundamentals Certificate can be done for any two spoken languages, through four dynamic 15-hour classes. The Practical Certificates specialize in either translation or interpretation, comprised of two 15-hour classes. You can take individual classes or all three certificate programs.
- Interpreter Education Online (Language-Specific Training for Interpreters): Interpreter Education Online provides language-specific and instructor-mentored training programs for legal and healthcare interpreters. Programs vary from 2-week courses focused on specific areas of study, to 24-week college level programs encompassing the vast field of interpreting.
- Interpretrain: Interpretrain’s Consecutive Interpretation Webinars are available on-demand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Watch a professionally filmed and edited video of a note-taking workshop that was taught to real interpreters (class taught in English).