Associate membership (for members)
Stay active in AIIC when your situation changes
AIIC realises that the professional and private circumstances of interpreters may change. In recognition of this reality, members who work fewer than twenty days a year as a conference interpreter may remain in AIIC as associate members, allowing the Association to continue to benefit from their experience.
According to Article 7 of the AIIC Statutes, associate membership is open to any member who practises or has practised the profession as a principal or subsidiary occupation but does not work more than twenty days a year as a conference interpreter.
Article 9 of the Statutes provides that:
"Any active member who wishes to become an associate member shall apply in writing to the Committee on Admissions and Language Classification, stating their reasons.
Any member applying for a change in status to that of associate member must enter into a commitment not to work for more than twenty days a year.
Any associate member who wishes to become an active member shall inform the secretariat."
The Regulation Governing Admissions and Language Reclassification adds the following:
Section VIII. Change of membership status – Article 20
"Any active member who wishes to become an associate member shall apply in writing, before 30th November to the Committee, stating their reasons. The Committee shall decide on the request. If approved, the change in membership status shall apply from the beginning of the next financial year."
── Associate members may sit on the Disciplinary & Disputes Committee but only active members may sit on the Budget or CACL Committees.
── Associate members have the right to attend the AIIC Assembly, but do not have voting rights and cannot be elected.
── Associate members may not present/introduce pre-candidates or sponsor candidates and members applying for upgrades.