The NAATI Certification System has been designed after considering the knowledge, skills and attributes identified as necessary for professional practice. It is made up of three components:

  • Eligibility Pathways: these are the criteria that you have to meet in order to be eligible to sit your chosen certification test.
  • The Certification Test: this is a performance-based test of your translation or interpreting skills. If you’re successful in passing this test, you will be awarded certification.
  • Recertification Requirements: once you are awarded a certification, you are required to meet certain criteria in order to retain it. Every three years, you will need to submit information to NAATI to show that you are continuing to meet these requirements. If you cannot meet these requirements, your certification will expire.


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