Obligations and Benefits
Joining AIIC does not mean a loss of independence. An organised group of your peers is always on call, supported by an Association with a rich heritage and international recognition.
You provide high-quality interpreting that meets our Professional Standards. We work to guide you through admissions and changes in your status throughout your career. We give informed opinions that can serve as objective assessments of the professional situations you may face. Your membership will guarantee you guidance and support throughout your working life, however varied it may turn out to be.
The Committee on Admissions and Language Classification (CACL) uses the Statutes to introduce you to the conditions for AIIC membership, your professional duties as a member, and how the Association is organised. In applying for membership, you undertake to comply with the AIIC Code of Professional Ethics and the Professional Standards. Professional confidentiality is the cornerstone of interpreting ethics. It goes hand in hand with professionalism (the defence of quality) and collegiality (teamwork).
You receive support during the membership application process from CACL, a group of experienced professionals that meets regularly.
Your professional competence is recognised. You have access to a global network of colleagues.
Your name and contact details are in the online AIIC database and the printed directory, which makes it easier for people looking for interpreters to find you. You remain a member even if you move to another country.
You receive the AIIC Directory of members for free.
You enjoy priority and discounts for AIIC training courses.
You can access the resources in the members-only section of the AIIC web site, including the database, newsletters and promotional material.
You can use a professional email address (email@example.com).
You can request support from the AIIC solidarity fund if needed.
Questions? We have answers
CACL members are always available to answer any questions you may have. Our guidelines and checklists are just a click away.