FIT is a federation of national associations, not of individuals. All translators, interpreters or terminologists interested in our activities are invited to join their national association or any other association affiliated to FIT.
What we can do together
Working together, FIT members benefit from both local and international activities coordinated by a federation with global presence and established connections Activities at an international level provide benefits that would be difficult for a national association to achieve on its own. FIT focuses on four main areas: Community, Professional Development, International Visibility and Representation.
Can my association join FIT?
The FIT family of translators’ associations and institutions is always happy to welcome new members to its fold.
Your association can join FIT as regular member when its members are individual professional translators, interpreters or terminologists. This excludes organizations having students and corporations as regular members. If you are not yet convinced of the advantages of being a FIT member, you can join for three years as an observer without voting rights. Universities and other training institutes are welcome as associate members, also without voting rights. You will find more details on FIT membership in the menu About us. Please also refer to the Bylaws and Rules of Procedure on this website.
- Regular members: 3.10 Swiss Francs per capita. (Your association must have at least 20 members, so the minimum contribution is 62 Swiss Francs). The maximum annual contribution is limited to 4,500 Swiss Francs.
- Associate members: 435 Swiss Francs
- Observer members: 124 Swiss Francs
Procedure for becoming a member
Please complete the online membership application form. You will need a pdf copy of your association’s bylaws in their original language and in English, French or Spanish.
Your application will be submitted to the FIT Council who can admit you as a candidate member up until the next Statutory Congress, where your membership must be ratified. Even as a candidate member, your association will appear immediately on the FIT website and you will have full membership rights, except for active and passive voting rights.
Applications may take 3 months to process, or longer if we require further information. Please don’t wait for the next Statutory Congress to apply: submit your request at least four months prior, or your application may not be processed in time to be ratified. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the FIT Secretariat.