Transition is the process by which practitioners holding accreditation or recognition can opt to gain a comparable credential under the new system.
Practitioners will be able to lodge an application to transition from October 2017 and, if successful, the new credentials will be valid from January 2018.
It is expected that the transition form will be available to fill out and submit in September. For those practitioners who may need to submit work practice evidence as part of their transition application:
- Click here to access a record template for interpreting credentials.
- Click here to access a record template for translating credentials.
Click here to preregister your interest in transitioning. Practitioners who choose to preregister will have their transition form emailed directly to them along with other important information.
NAATI is waiving transition fees until 30 June 2018. After this time, we expect that there will be a small fee.
Yes. Recertification (the replacement for Revalidation) is a universal requirement under the new system. NAATI will advise each practitioner of their new credential expiry date when we confirm your successful transition.
New credential expiry dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Whilst no individual will have to recertify in 2018, we expect that:
- Practitioners who transition who have not been part of the revalidation system will recertify 2.5 to 3.5 years from the date of certification;
- Practitioners who have revalidated their credential before will recertify around their current revalidation date (the earliest date will be in 2019) and
- Practitioners who transition and have not revalidated their credential before will recertify around their current revalidation date (the earliest date will be in 2019).
For individuals who gain certification through the new system rather than transition, your new credential expiry date will be three years from the date of certification.
All practitioners who successfully transition will receive (at no cost):
- A new NAATI practitioner number (current NAATI numbers will no longer be used);
- Access to an eLogbook to record work practice and professional development activities for recertification;
- Automatic listing on the online directory (including details of accreditation history); and
- Newly designed products of your choice (including ID cards, Translator Stamps and/or Certificates).
Once you are part of the certification system, all of the products and services listed above are included (at no cost) as part of each successful recertification.