Professional Members of the ITIA with experience in legal translation may be interested in becoming an ITIA Certified Legal Translator

Entry requirements

Only ITIA members who are already in the Professional category (PMs) may apply to take the examination to become an ITIA Certified Legal Translator. Professional Members may apply to become an ITIA Certified Legal Translator for the language combination(s) for which they hold professional membership

The ITIA Certified Legal Translator Examination

Candidates are required to translate two texts for each language combination, a short text and a long text. The short text could be, for example, a birth or marriage certificate, while the long text could be an extract from a longer document such as a contract.

Candidates must achieve a PASS in both examination papers in order to qualify for ITIA Certified Legal Translator status.

Application process

The next Certified Legal Translator examination will take place on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 November 2023.

The closing date for receipt of applications by email is 5 pm (Irish time) on Friday, 13 October 2023 .

This year’s certification webinar (compulsory for exam candidates) will take place on Thursday, 19 October from 3.30 to 5.30 pm (Irish time).

Please see the following documents:

For all enquiries about the certification procedure, please contact certification@translatorsassociation.ie