Membership

CATI is committed to providing its members with the tools they need to succeed.

  • Opportunity: Advertise your services worldwide in CATI’s online Directory of Translation and Interpreting Services.
  • Networking: Connect with experienced translators, interpreters, and agencies who share your interests and issues.
  • Knowledge: Expand your knowledge and skills with professional development conferences, training and seminars offered throughout the Cambodia.
  • Information: Get news and know-how, from terminology to software to business practices … and more.
  • Service: Take advantage of members-only discounted business services, including small business and professional liability insurance plans.
  • Advocacy: Support an advocacy working for greater public awareness of the translation and interpreting professions.

The membership of CATI consists of the following eight classes:  Active, Corresponding, Associate, Student, Institutional, Corporate, Life, and Honorary.

Eligibility

a. Active:

  1. Any person who (a) is professionally engaged in translating, interpreting, or closely related work, (b) is a citizen or permanent resident of the Kingdom of Cambodia and (c) has passed a certification examination administered by the Association or has achieved demonstrable professional status as determined by peer evaluation, is eligible for Active membership.
  2. Members having Active status at the time provision a.1) went into effect will retain their status as long as their membership is not terminated and they continue to remain a citizen or permanent resident of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
  3. Active membership is in the name of the individual only and confers no Corporate or Institutional membership on the individual’s company, employer, or institution.

b. Corresponding:  Any person who meets all qualifications for Active membership is eligible for Corresponding membership.

  1. Associate:  Any person who does not meet the requirements for Active membership set forth in provision a.1.(a) regarding professional engagement or provision a.1.(c) regarding certification or peer evaluation but who desires to further the objectives of the Association is eligible for Associate membership.  Upon further qualification, an Associate member may become an Active or Corresponding member.
  2. Student: Any person who is a full‑time student, or any person enrolled part‑time in translation or interpreting, foreign language or related course of study, at the undergraduate or graduate level, shall be eligible for Student membership. A person may not retain Student membership status for more than a four-year period.

e. Institutional:  Institutional membership is open to any nonprofit institution with an interest in the translation or interpreting professions.  Membership shall be in the name of the institution, not in the name of an individual.  Individuals associated with an Institutional member may qualify as members in other classes in their own right.

Each Institutional member shall designate in writing delivered to the Association a person who shall act as its representative for all purposes of Association membership.  The Institutional member may change such written designation at any time.  Acts by such designated representative performed in the name of the Institutional member shall be deemed, for purposes of Association membership, to be acts of the Institutional member.

f. Corporate:  Corporate membership is open to any business firm with an interest in the translation or interpreting professions.  Membership shall be in the name of the firm, not in the name of an individual.  Individuals associated with a Corporate member may qualify as members in other classes in their own right.

Each Corporate member shall designate in writing delivered to the Association a person who shall act as its representative for all purposes of Association membership.  The Corporate member may change such written designation at any time.  Acts by such designated representative performed in the name of the Corporate member shall be deemed, for purposes of Association membership, to be acts of the Corporate member in accordance with applicable law.

g. Life:  Life membership is available to any person who has reached sixty years of age and has completed at least twenty consecutive years as a member of the Association.

h. Honorary:  Honorary membership may be conferred upon individuals who have distinguished themselves in the translation or interpreting professions by a vote of two-thirds of the Board of Directors.  The total number of living Honorary members shall not exceed fifteen at any one time, and not more than two may be elected in any one year.