ASLIA members need to be aware that the NAATI Revalidation Program, which was established on 1 January 2007, has begun revalidating credentials from 1 July 2012. This process, which was to commence in 2010, was deferred several times “ … because of the prevailing economic climate and the desire not to have practitioners bear additional costs at that time” (ref: www.naati.com.au). This means that practitioners are being asked to provide the necessary evidence to extend their interpreting and translating credentials.
For interpreters, this means completing a specific amount of professional development and interpreting assignments in the prescribed three year period of revalidation. For all interpreting and translating practitioners accredited after 1 January 2007, Revalidation is automatically a part of NAATI accreditation. For those accredited prior to that date, Revalidation is optional with practitioners opting-in to the system.
The Revalidation application as well as the required log books are available on the NAATI website. Questions about your Revalidation status should be directed to NAATI.
October 2010 UPDATE ON REVALIDATION. See attached file for information from NAATI regarding the re-validation process.