Revalidation of Accreditation:
In 2007, NAATI implemented a new Revalidation of Accreditation system in order to retain the highest level of competency and currency in the translation and interpreting profession. It will achieve this by ensuring that practitioners undertake ongoing professional practice in the field, participate in education and/or professional development and maintain linguistic competence and ethical awareness.
Interpreters that gain NAATI accreditation after 1 January 2007 are accredited for three years and will automatically be a part of the new revalidation system. At the end of the three years practitioners will have the option to apply for revalidation or allow their accreditation to lapse. Interpreters that gained NAATI accreditation before 1 January 2007 have the option to opt-in to the new system. They will not be compelled to revalidate, although it is strongly encouraged.
Revalidation of Accreditation requires practitioners to:
- Show evidence of continuing practice (40 assignments per year)
- Show evidence of professional development activities (Four activities per year = 40 PD points; three activities must be related to compulsory categories which are ethics, maintenance of language and T&I skills development)
- Apply for revalidation at least one month prior to the expiry date of your accreditation (every three years)
If a practitioner satisfies the above criteria they do not need to re-sit a test. However, if a practitioner is unable to meet these requirements they may apply for new accreditation by one of the current methods e.g., testing or course completion.