American Translation Partners and many of our interpreters and translators are associates with, accredited by and members of several organizations in the United States of America and around the world. Professional associations, certification bodies, accreditation organizations & affiliates focused on translation and interpretation in the language service industry promote the improvement in certification of languages, linguists, and polyglots.
Belonging to an organization is not enough – you have to be actively involved in helping to strengthen the community bonds and provide education and social awareness for the professional field to advance in areas of certification and language specific testing.
Many of these organization count on their members to get involved and advocate for the profession in education, political areas, legislative matters and community affairs. We strongly encourage your involvement to help ensure success for all stakeholders.
Considering the cost of accreditation for language specific translators or interpreters is based on field demands, current trends show a significant amount of attention on legal and medical interpreters and translations. The average cost to build design and implement a single language specific test within the subject matter expertise is over $100,000. It is for this reason there are only a handful of languages certified by specific language in medical and legal fields for interpreters.
These are buzz words that the language industry uses to identify various levels of quality or ranking. American Translation Partners believes that the testing and certification by a national, valid, credible, and vendor-neutral certification program is the best means of evaluating the skill sets of linguists working in the profession.
Some of the affiliations that are recognized internationally include:
American Translation Partners is a Corporate Member of the
American Translation Partners is an Interpreter Service Provider Member of the
Association of Translation Companies (ATC)
The International Federation of Translators (FIT)
National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC)