Prerequisites

My updated list of conferences – tick! My sponsors – tick! How do I show I am ready to join AIIC?


You have come a long way. Finally, you have your interpreting credentials. You have a chronological list of conferences from the past three years. You have identified your sponsors who, like you, respect the Code of Professional Ethics and you have gone through the Statutes. You’re almost there!

If you were a pre-candidate, perhaps you are now ready to move closer to membership. Or perhaps you are a candidate, ready to complete the application process.


─── Before you join

Before you join


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You must have worked as an interpreter for a total of at least 150 days, in accordance with AIIC’s rules and regulations.


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You must have invited AIIC member colleagues to agree to observe you at work and vouch for your professional skills and work ethics.

─── Which languages

Which languages


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Each A language is to be covered by at least 2 sponsors with an A in that language.


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All A sponsors taken together must cover all the candidate's language combinations.


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Each B language is to be covered by at least 1 sponsor with an A and 1 with an A or B in that language.


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Each sponsor for a B language must also have an A, a B or a C in the applicant's A language.


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Each C language is to be covered by at least 2 sponsors with an A, B or C in that language.


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Each sponsor for a C language must also have an A or a B in the applicant's A language.


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One of your sponsors for a C language could have a C in your A language provided he/she has an A in your C language.


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Sponsors must cover each pair at least once. Each language must be covered twice.

Finding sponsors


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You have at least three sponsors, including two from your region, who are active members of AIIC, cover at least one language pair and have:


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listened to you work at a meeting no more than three years prior to the date at which they signed your application;


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signed your application form no more than three years prior to the date at which the AIIC Secretariat receives your application; and


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5 years seniority in the languages they are sponsoring.