Prior to 2007, NAATI credentials were issued without an expiry date. Beginning in January 2007, all NAATI credentials issued expired after three years.
Practitioners are required to submit documentation for the preceding three year period that indicates the amount of interpreting or translating work completed as well as the amount of ongoing professional development undertaken over the period. If the practitioner has meet the minimum requirements, NAATI will then re-issue the practitioner’s credentials for a further three year period after which, the practitioner must undergo the revalidation process again.
This process provides consumers of interpreting and translating services with evidence that practitioners remained committed as well as current in their knowledge and skills of the Australian interpreting and translating industry.
For practitioners who were accredited prior to 2007, opting into the revalidation program has been optional. Beginning in 2017, all practitioners’ credentials – including those who attained their credential prior to 2007 – will have an expiry date, meaning that all interpreting and translating practitioners in Australia will be participating in NAATI revalidation.
For practitioners who do not undertake the revalidation process or who do not meet the revalidation criteria, their NAATI accreditation will lapse.
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