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How to join NRPST

In the first instance, before the database is opened for registrations, to notify us of your continued interest in the  Register of Translators, you simply need to enter your details through this link to the right.

You will then be among the first to be notified when the Register of Translators opens for applications.

All those with translation expertise who apply and meet the criteria to become a Registered Translator at the launch of NRPST's database will be able to register free of charge for the first year. 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.

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.

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.

In special recognition of the commitment to professionalism they already demonstrate, NRPSI Registrants who register with NRPST before the end of the pilot stage will not only be able to do so for free for the first year if registered prior to 30th April 2020, but will also benefit from a 50% reduction in their NRPST annual registration fee beyond the first 12 months, as long as they also remain registered with NRPSI.


Application timescales

Once the database is open for registrations following the pilot stage, we expect applications to take approximately two to three weeks to process dependent on demand. Please note, applications are likely to take longer than this to process when the Register is first opened for applications. Applications may also 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 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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