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.


Upcoming events

July 21-24, 2016 Joint Conference of the Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID) and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
Registration and more information:http://www.2016.tsid.org/
Friday, July 22 HITA Social & Networking Event
Location:The Goose's Acre
21 Waterway Avenue
The Woodlands TX 77380 (map)
Time:6:00 p.m. - ? p.m.
R.S.V.P. requestedrsvp@hitagroup.org
Saturday, July 30 HITA Professional Development Event
Speaker:Judy Jenner
Title:The Entrepreneurial Linguist
Location:University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street, Houston TX 77002
Academic Building, Room A436 (map)
Time:9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost:HITA Members: FREE
Non-members: $35 (applies toward membership dues)
Continuing education credits:ATA: Four (4)
Electronic Certificates of Attendance:Furnished on request.
Saturday, October 1 HITA Professional Development Event
Speaker:Virginia Valencia
Title:Consecutive Interpretation and Code of Ethics
Location:University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street, Houston TX 77002
Academic Building, Room [T.B.A.] (map)
Time:9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cost:HITA Members: $35
Non-members: $75
Includes box lunch and manual.
Continuing education credits:To be advised
Electronic Certificates of Attendance:Furnished on request.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 ATA certification exam
Location:University of Houston - Downtown
More information and registrationwww.atanet.org/certification/certification_FAQ.php
Friday, October 14 International Language Services Conference
The International Language Services Conference® (ILSC), where industry leaders, premier health care organizations, and community advocates come together to discuss the latest developments and best practices in language access.
Registration and more information:http://www.masterword.com/ilsc/
November 2-5, 2016 57th Annual ATA Conference
Location:San Francisco, California.
More information and registrationATA logo

Membership dues payment

1. To pay via PayPal or a debit or credit card:

  • Click on the link in your expiration notice, and follow the directions
  • Login to your HITA account, then click on the link on the right side of the page.

2. To pay by check:

  • Send your payment to the address at the bottom of this web page.

Use of HITA Logo

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

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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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Email policy

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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.

Training mailing list

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