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IMIA Individual Memberships
 



Your membership fee is not just useful to benefit your professional growth. Your contribution, should you wish to renew in the future, will allow us to better fund the professionalization and certification efforts we have underway for all medical interpreters, so that they can all have good working conditions and make a good living from interpreting. It is also to help all foreign patients to receive care in the language they understand. United we are stronger.
 


For member benefits please go to: http://www.imiaweb.org/members/benefits.asp

For members who want to benefit from the Japan chapter's service, prior to application, please contactinfo@imiaweb.jp

Please complete the form below.  * Red asterisk indicates a required field.
 



Interpreter Service Provider (ISP) Memberships
Those intertested in completing an ISP Membership application, please go to:
http://www.imiaweb.org/members/corporate.asp.  The form below is for Individual memberships only.

 

Additional Documents

>Certification and Credential Clarification Letter 6.29.2011

Annual Membership Fee: $90.00
Don't want to have to worry about renewing yearly and want to save?
2 Year Option: $150.00
3 Year Option: $210.00

* How many years?
1 year - $90
2 years - $150
3 years - $210
STUDENT: 1 year - $50

* Membership category
Active

ACTIVE members shall be professional medical interpreters currently engaged in the delivery of interpreting services in a medical setting. Active members are required to participate at least in one IMIA activity yearly in order to maintain an active membership. In addition, dues must be paid. Active members are eligible to vote, hold office, and chair committees.

Associate
ASSOCIATE members shall be individuals other than medical interpreters who support the mission of the organization. Associate members can participate in activities of the association and may serve on committees but are excluded from voting and holding office. This includes interpreter trainers, managers, supervisors, translators, administrators, non-profit advocates and others who are interested in medical interpreting and language access in health care.
Healthcare professional
HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL members shall be professionals who help in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability. This includes physicians, specialists, alternative health care practitioners, nurses, nurse assistants, medical assistants, nutritionists, clinical social workers, hospitalists, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other health care professionals.

* Minority language member?
Yes
No
NOTE: the following languages are NOT considered Minority: English, Spanish, ASL, Mandarin & Cantonese, Vietnamese, Russian, Arabic, Korean, French, German

* Publish personal info (i.e. home address) on website?
Yes
No

* Are you a health care administrator? (coordinator, manager, or director of an interpreter or language access department)
Yes
No

* Do you provide interpreter training services as an instructor or a language coach?
Yes
No

Are you interested in being a mentor to novice Interpreters?
Yes
No

* Are you currently a student?
Yes
No

If yes, what languages?

* Are you a researcher? (Have you designed research related to interpreting or cross-cultural communication?)
Yes
No

* Are you a remote (telephone or video) interpreter?
Yes
No

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* Email address

* Re-enter email address

* Secondary email address

NOTE: This secondary email will be used only for courtesy renewal/expiration notices (and not all IMIA email correspondence) in case the primary email is deactivated or fails.

* Password for website
(only use letters and numbers)

* Confirm password

* First name / Middle initial / * Last name
   

Enter up to 3 credentials as they should appear on your IMIA ID Card (e.g. M.Ed. or CMI).
   

Gender
Male
Female

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Home Address

* Street

* City

* State/Province (if US/Canada is selected)

* Country

* Zip

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Present Employment #1

Company

Job Title

Dept

Present Employment #2

Company

Job Title

Dept

Present Employment #3

Company

Job Title

Dept

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Primary Work Address

Street

City

State

* County (if MA is selected)

Country

Zip

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Phone Numbers

* Home phone

Work phone

Pager

Pager ID

Cell phone

Fax

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Education

* What is your highest level of education?

Field of study

Other education information

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Linguistic Data

* What language(s) have you been tested in and deemed qualified to interpret in?

(NOTE: Spoken Languages are listed first and Signed Languages are listed second in these drop down menus - please make sure you are choosing from the correct category)

Language By which entity?
 
 
 
 
 

If your language is not listed, please mark as * Other, and contact IMIAweb@gmail.com.

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Certification

> Certification and Credential Clarification Letter 6.29.2011

Certificate
A document that attests to the attainment of specific learning objectives. A person who holds a certificate related to interpreter training is NOT necessarily a Certified Interpreter, a Certified Court Interpreter or a Certified Conference Interpreter.

Certification
A process by which a professional organization attests to or certifies that an individual is qualified to provide a particular service. Certification calls for formal assessment, using an instrument that has been tested for validity and reliability[1], so that the certifying body can be confident that the individuals it certifies have the qualifications needed to provide interpreting services. A training certificate does NOT constitute certification.

Certified Interpreter
A professional interpreter who is certified as competent by a professional organization through rigorous testing based on appropriate and consistent criteria. Interpreters who have had limited training or have taken a screening test administered by an employing legal, health, interpreter or referral agency are NOT considered certified.

*Extracted from the NSGCIS – National Standards Guide for Community Interpreting Services - Canada

Certifying Body
A state or national organization that certifies interpreters.

Are you nationally certified as a medical/healthcare interpreter? (RID, CCHI, NB only)
Yes
No

Certifying organizations
* Only the first Organization listed will be printed on your IMIA ID card

Certification #

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Join a Committee

The IMIA relies on its members to advance the profession. We have always been a grassroots organization that believes each person can and should make a difference. Please see the different committees you can join below. Each committee requires a commitment of a monthly one hour meeting and up to an hour of followup between meetings. Meetings are all by phone so you can participate from the comfort of your home. In order to join a committee you need to read the committee essentials document and sign a disclosure form, see links below.

> View Committee Essentials Document (opens in new window)

> View Board/Committee Disclosure Form (opens in new window)

Click here to see available committees

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Email Preferences

Select which mailings you'd like to receive:

Monthly IMIA eNews
Job opportunities
Training notices from corporate members
Notices directed to all members
IMIA weekly notice

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Verification Code

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If you have any questions or comments, please email imiaweb@gmail.com.

*We suggest you print this form (before hitting "Save" below) to serve as a record of the information you submitted and your chosen password.

PAYMENT On Line
Once you click "Save" below, you will be given an option to pay online via credit card.

IMPORTANT: International members can mail a check in their own currency to the US address below. It does NOT have to be in US Dollars.

PAYMENT by Check
If payment by check is necessary, please make checks payable to IMIA. (Please note: bounced checks will incur a $35 fee.) Print and mail this form and payment to:

IMIA
C/O Bill Colangeli
33 Bedford Street, Suite 9
Lexington, MA, USA 02420
Phone: 617-636-1798
Fax: 1-866-406-IMIA (4642)

Please let us know how you plan to submit your membership payment:
Online
Mail in check

Additional payment notes

Once your payment is received, you will be approved as a member and you will receive a confirmation email from the IMIA Administrator.

IMPORTANT - To ensure that you receive all correspondence from IMIA, please add info@imiaweb.org to your email address book so your IMIA Correspondence does not get mistaken for SPAM.

IMIA has a no refund cancellation policy.


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