In Australia, the only way to be a Certified Translator is to have a current NAATI Credential. Once, this simply meant passing the NAATI examination, so it was possible to have certified translators without much training or experience, and highly-trained and experienced translators without certification. This is one reason why NAATI now wants certified translators to demonstrate a certain amount of professional practice and continued learning. More about these requirements may be found in the Credentialing section of the NAATI website. In Australia, many translators prefer to express their commitment to this required professionalism through membership of AUSIT, which has a code of ethics and issues professional development guidelines.
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