Welcome to HITA!

The Houston Interpreters and Translators 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.

News update:

There is a new wave of fraud attempts targeted at translators and interpreters. Click for updates

Featured events!

September 24, 2015: Free information session for the University of Houston English to Spanish Translation Certificate Program.

September 25 & 26, 2015: 9th Annual TAHIT Educational Symposium, at the Moody Gardens Resort & Convention Center. Organized by the Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters & Translators.

For more training opportunities, please see this page.

Upcoming events

Friday, August 28, 2015
Social Event
Time:6:00 p.m.
Location: Café Caspian
12126 Westheimer #116
Houston Texas 77077 (Map)
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
International Translation Day Party
Time:7:00 p.m.
Location: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
8250 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77063 (Map)
R.S.V.P. required. Write to:
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Social Event
Time:6:00 p.m.
Location: The Pass & Provisions
8250 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77063 (Map)
November 4-7, 2015
ATA Annual Conference

56th Annual Conference of the
American Translators Association
Miami, Florida

Click to learn more about the ATA Annual Conference!

NEW! Use of HITA Logo

HITA members may use the HITA logo on business cards, websites and stationary. See the conditions.

Minutes of Board meetings

Minutes to the latest board meeting are posted here.

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: