ATA Adds Interpreter Credentials to Its Online Directory

It’s an exciting new addition to the ATA Directory of Translators and Interpreters!

ATA members now have the opportunity to list interpreting credentials in the online Directory. The advanced search feature will allow users to find an interpreter in the Directory by type of credential and credentialing organization, and Directory search results will display listings tagged with an individual’s credentials.

What credentials are accepted?

How it works

  • Complete the online request to have an ATA-approved credential added to the Directory listing.
  • Attach PDF documentation to the request confirming the credential.
  • Complete a statement verifying that the information provided is accurate.
  • Enter credit card information to pay a non-refundable $35 administrative fee.

View the interpreter credential request form.

What happens next?

  • Each request will be reviewed and documentation validated.
  • Additional documentation may be requested in order to confirm the individual’s credential.
  • The interpreter will be notified when the request is approved.
  • The listing in the ATA Directory of Translators and Interpreters will be updated automatically.

What else do you need to know?

  • You may list more than one credential.
  • Each credential requires a separate request, but the $35 administration fee is only charged once.
  • It may take up to 45 days to verify a credential.


The ATA Interpretation Policy Advisory Committee managed this project from beginning to end. Thanks go to Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner (Chair) and Committee Members Milena Calderari-Waldron, Tony Guerra, Marisa Gillio, Cristina Helmerichs, Isabelle Olesen, Izumi Suzuki, and Carol Velandia.

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