Welcome to HITA!

The Houston Translators and Interpreters Association (HITA) was established in 1993 to create a forum for individuals, businesses and institutions interested in sharing their experiences, to promote the interests of translators and interpreters in Houston and surrounding areas, and to serve in cooperation with other regional and national organizations in the recognition of translation and interpreting as professions.

Call for Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Board of Directors. The deadline is December 20, 2014.


Updated training information

Houston Community College has a new Translation and Interpreting Certificate program. Join them for a free Lunch and Learn Information session.
Location: Spring Branch Campus, in the Commons
1010 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043
Phone: 713-718-5700
Date: January 9, 2015
Time: 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

Upcoming events

December 20, 2014
Holiday Party

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 10499 Katy Freeway
Saturday, December 20, 1:00 p.m.
Reservations are closed.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
General Meeting

Presentation of new Board of Directors and other activities.

Scam Warning!

Scammers are targeting translators and interpreters. See this page for details:


Professional development opportunities

Please see this page for information about training and development opportunities for translators and interpreters.


Licensed Court Interpreter transition

The Texas Licensed Court Interpreter program has been shifted from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to the new Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC):


Social media

Check us out on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Email policy

HITA's use of email addresses is governed by our email policy.

Healthcare and Medical Interpreter Certification

HITA members can now state on their member profiles that they are Certified Medical or Healthcare Interpreters, and site visitors can search for interpreters with this qualification. Click for more details.

Training mailing list

To receive notices of future training events, just send an email expressing your interest to: . There's no obligation, and HITA membership is not required. (This information is automatically sent to HITA members.)

Returning members / Lost password?

If you've forgotten your password to enter this site, and if your email address has not changed, visit the Password Reset page. There you can send a password change request to your current email address. Or, if this address has changed, send an email to: