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.

News update:

There is a bill in the Texas Legislature affecting court interpreting. TAJIT (the Texas Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators) urges those with an interest in the subjected to contact their elected officials to object to the bill. More information.

Featured training!

June 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27: Court Interpreting Course at the University of Houston-Downtown

Upcoming events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Social Meeting
Time:7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
510 Gray St, #A
Houston, TX 77002 (Map)
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Professional Development Event
Speakers: 1. Kristina Marsack
Assistant Professor and Physician Assistant at Baylor College of Medicine
Plastic Surgery of the Breast, basic plastic surgery principles

2. Ramon del Villar
Staff Interpreter, United States District Court in Houston
The Federal Court Interpreter exam
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:   United Way of Greater Houston
Community Resource Center
50 Waugh Drive  
Houston TX 77007
Free parking. (Map)
C.E. credits:ATA: 3 hours (requested)
Others: in process
Admission: Free to current HITA members; $10 for guests.
RSVP requested. (Link coming soon.)
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!

Scam Warning!

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


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

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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: