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AAPTI's advocacy and member services are supported by the generosity of its members and donors.  By donating, you are helping to protect language access for the communities we serve.  All donations are kept anonymous.

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Our Mission

AAPTI is committed to promoting the professionalization and advancement of translators and interpreters through strategic advocacy and public policy initiatives. By advocating for policies that benefit both language professionals and the communities we serve, we strive to increase the visibility and recognition of our field and to ensure that language services are accessible, equitable, and of the highest quality.


The American Alliance of Professional Translators and Interpreters (AAPTI) is a membership association dedicated to advancing and protecting the interests of language professionals. In today's rapidly changing global landscape, the importance of our profession has become increasingly apparent, and AAPTI provides a platform for like-minded professionals to collaborate and advocate for our field.

By establishing and enforcing high standards of professional conduct, AAPTI seeks to safeguard the integrity of the translation and interpreting profession. At the same time, our work serves to protect the public, which depends on accurate and reliable communication across languages and cultures. Through our commitment to excellence, we strive to ensure that the communities we serve have access to the highest quality language services.

Educate - Advocate - Connect 

AAPTI is a 501c6 non-profit professional community seeking to connect and partner with other organizations with similar core values to achieve successful outcomes when advocating for translators, interpreters, and language access.

We are a young profession, but a resilient one that is set to expand as the demand for language access grows. AAPTI is stepping up to advocate, educate, and connect at a higher level. Please join us in building this profession together!

AAPTI is a community for alliance and partnership success; a place to share information that will contribute and guide partnership capabilities through our resources of tools, publications, learning, education, certification, networking, and other professional opportunities.

AAPTI members represent a cross-section of the various fields of translation and interpretation; judicial, medical, conference, governmental, educational, and students to name a few. 

AAPTI is actively developing this platform for its members to congregate, collaborate and discuss ideas related to best practices through our private forums. A place where support, questions and answers, and collegiality are encouraged so that we can achieve quality and professionalism in language access. 

Our Commitment 

AAPTI is committed to:

    • Work with legislators by providing expert assistance and inpuiunderstanding how language professionals work in the private sector. Lobby on behalf of the entirety of the profession.
    • Work with our local representatives and offer access to our AAPTI professional directory.
    • Work with government agencies, universities, bar associations, and other organizations by providing guidance in best practices when working with translators and interpreters for creating accreditation programs and RFPs and provide continuing education presentations on how to work with interpreters in different settings.
    • Work with other nonprofits to provide, educate, and assisithe creation of language access in their organization.
    • Serve the language professionals who arcertified, accredited, licensed, registered, and those seeking professional credentials who serve the non-Englisspeaking immigrants. Monitor new legislation and advocate on behalf of the profession.
    • Create directories and/or provide useful links that will serve the general public in obtaining a credentialed translator or interpreter for their specific needs.
    • Create a low-cost to no-cost program tassist individuals in need and match individuals who need professional interpreting services with professionals in order to facilitate language access in their communities with specific needs, including a volunteer program 

About us

We are a membership-based organization dedicated to promoting accredited translators and interpreters to ensure equitable language access for everyone.

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