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Our History

The National Register of Public Service Translators (NRPST) website was launched in 2019, the 25th year of operation of its sister register, the National Register of Public Service Interpeters (NRPSI).

NRPST was set up by NRPSI Ltd due to demand for a register of regulated, highly qualified and experienced public service translators that is equivalent to the NRPSI Register for those who are professional public service interpreters.

In the early 1990s, a project was set up, supported by the (then) Institute of Linguists (IoL) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, to develop a model for the provision of public services across language and culture. The emphasis was on providing reliable communication in response to the multi-lingual nature of a modern UK and the public services’ need to provide access to all, irrespective of language barriers.'

NRPSI became independent of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) on 1st April 2011 and is an independent not-for-profit organisation.

We ensure all interpreters on NRPSI and all translators on NRPST have recognised and accepted qualifications, are experienced and abide by the Code of Professional Conduct.

Any queries relating to NRPSI should be directed to admin@nrpsi.org.uk.

Any queries relating to NRPST should be directed to admin@nrpst.org.uk.

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