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.

Click here for information about upcoming training events including the International Language Services Conference, sessions for Licensed Court Interpreters, and others.

See this page for a list of organizations that offer training courses in the Houston area.

Upcoming events

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 HITA Social and Networking Event
6:30 p.m.
Guadalajara Hacienda
9799 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024 (Map)
October 30 to November 13, 2015 Court Interpreting training course at the University of Houston-Downtown.
The course is given on five days, Fridays and Saturday, eight hours per day. It is non-language specific, and focuses on general legal knowledge as tested on the state certification exam. More information and registration.
November 4-7, 2015 56th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association. Miami, Florida
Click to learn more about the ATA Annual Conference!
Saturday, November 14, 2015 HITA Professional Development Event
Location: University of Houston–Downtown
1 Main Street, Houston TX 77002 (map)
Academic A627 (sixth floor)
Agenda: 9:00-10:30 a.m.: Introduction to note-taking for Interpreters, by Rosanna Andreoli
  10:45-11:00 a.m.: Community Service announcement from Sara Kauffman, LMSW, Area Director, Refugee Services of Texas
  11:00-12:00 p.m.: Oil and Gas Production II, by Steven Marzuola
Admission: Free to HITA members and students. Non-members: $10
Approved C.E. credits: ATA: 1 hour for each speaker.

Use of HITA Logo

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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.


Texas Licensed Court Interpreter program

The Texas Licensed Court Interpreter program is the responsibility of the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC):


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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.

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