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How to join NRPST

How to join the Register?

You must be a minimum of 18 years old; there is no maximum age limit but translators must produce medical confirmation of their ability to undertake translating work if requested to do so by the Selection Panel.

In order to join the National Register of Public Service Translators (NRPST), you will need to supply qualifications and experience documentation as listed on the 'Qualifications and Experience' page.

All documents supplied as part of the application process may be checked with the original authority, such as qualifcation certificates with the awarding body. Applications meeting the criteria are considered by the NRPST Selection Panel, which will make a fitness to practise assessment.


Already on NRPSI and applying to join NRPST?

In special recognition of the commitment to professionalism you already demonstrate, NRPSI Registrants who register with NRPST benefit from a 50% reduction in their NRPST annual registration fee as long as they also remain registered with NRPSI; in total £378.00 to be on both NRPSI and NRPST; £252.00 for NRPSI and £126.00 for NRPST.


Applying to join NRPST and not join NRPSI?

Just register your interest in the box to the right (which appears on all pages of this website) and we will forward an application form. Fill in the details, collate the necessary documentation, pay the registration fee of £252.00, and send the package to our address.


Application timescales

We expect applications to take approximately three to four weeks to process from receipt of full documentation, dependent on demand.

Please note, applications will take longer if the application details are incomplete or additional material is needed. Applications with qualifications not previously recognised may take much longer to process as we will need to liaise with the institution that ran the course/qualification.


Annual registration

A translator's language direction registration will be valid for one year from the month it is accepted onto the National Register of Public Service Translators (NRPST).

Each translator must renew their listing annually.

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