Certified Translator

At A-Sign Interpreters we provide certified translators for all kinds of settings. If you or your organization is seeking the services of a certified translator, please fill out an interpreter request form.

The Benefits of Being a Certified Translator

There is no doubt about the fact that knowing more than one language is useful in day-to-day life. This is especially true if you travel frequently, work with the public, or live in an area where more than one language is spoken. You may have never given any thought to using that skill to become a certified translator. However, becoming certified can be a major accomplishment in your life and can open many doors for you in the job market. While most translating and interpreter positions will require that you have a bachelor’s degree, the most important thing is usually that a person is fluent in at least two different languages.

Certifications for Those Wanting to Be a Certified Translator

There are several different certifications that you can receive in the translating field. The American Translator’s Association, the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, the U.S. Department of State, the International Association of Conference Interpreters, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters, the National Association of the Deaf, and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters all offer different types of certifications to translators. All of these have different requirements and tests to help you become a certified translator or interpreter.

One key thing to remember if you are planning to make a career of being a certified translator is that experience is a very important. You cannot be choosy at the beginning of your job search. Take whatever comes your way because it will look good that you have actual experience on your next application. Even the smallest job can lead to a major career in the field if you are persistent at honing your skills and talents.