Below is a listing of the credential and test types offered under the Certification System. Click on the links for more information.


Recognised Practising Translator or Interpreter

Recognised Practising
A Recognised Practising credential is granted in low demand languages and languages of new and emerging communities where testing is not available. Recognised Practising practitioners have completed formal training and have work practice as a translator and/or interpreter but have not had their skills tested by NAATI.

NAATI offers both Recognised Practising Translator and Recognised Practising Interpreter credentials.


Translator Tests

Certified Translator
Certified Translators transfer written messages from one language to another, for the purpose of communication between a writer and reader who do not share the same language.


Interpreter Tests

Certified Provisional Interpreter
Certified Provisional Interpreters transfer non-complex, non-specialised messages from one language into another, accurately reflecting the meaning.

The following links provide language-specific Certified Provisional Interpreter test information:

Certified Interpreter
Certified Interpreters have more experience than Certified Provisional Interpreters. They transfer complex, non specialised messages from one language into another. You can find specific information about the Auslan Certified Interpreter test here.

Certified Specialist Health Interpreter
Certified Specialist Health Interpreters are experienced and accomplished interpreters who are experts in interpreting in the health domain. They have completed training and undertake continuous professional development in specialist health interpreting. You can find specific information about the Auslan Certified Specialist Health Interpreter test here.

Certified Specialist Legal Interpreter
Certified Specialist Legal Interpreters are experienced and accomplished interpreters who are experts in interpreting in the legal domain. They have completed training and undertake continuous professional development in specialist legal interpreting. You can find specific information about the Auslan Certified Specialist Legal Interpreter test here.

Certified Conference Interpreter
Conference Interpreters transfer highly complex, specialised messages from a source language into a target language. They interpret in situations such as speeches and presentations at high-level international exchanges, like international conferences, summits, meetings and negotiations (e.g. UN summits, bilateral treaty negotiations), across a broad range of domains. You can find specific information about the Auslan Certified Conference Interpreter test here.