TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION (T & I)
Most of the links before are professional organizations for T & I professionals. However, all of the sites have links to other resources, some specifically for students and people interested in exploring careers as language professionals. Browse around, and don’t be intimidated!
The ATA is the major professional organization for T & I professionals in the U.S., and offers the internationally-recognized Certified Translator (CT) qualification by professional examination in dozens of language pairs. The ATA also maintains an extensive and widely-circulated hiring list for those seeking T & I employment, and a full program of continuing education courses and webinars.
The Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council, generally recognized as the national body representing professional translators, interpreters and terminologists in Canada. The CTTIC runs a full continuing education program.
The TAHIT is a 501(c)(6) non-profit association whose mission is to promote language access within healthcare by facilitating training, education, and communication between government, provider, and individual stakeholders.
HITA is a local affiliate of the American Translators Association, the closest to Arkansas.
MICATA is a group of professional translators, interpreters and language professionals that focuses its activities and service in Mid-America. The MICATA website contains some local resources (currently for Missouri and Nebraska).
CFI is a professional association and labor union advocating for the interests of the legal interpreting profession. CFI maintains a list of U.S. schools offering training (vocational and academic) in interpreting.
Interpret America is a national forum for the interpreting profession.