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  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be fluent in at least two languages
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must have high school diploma or GED (higher education preferred)

Interpreter Orientation:             

To all individuals interested in becoming certified interpreters for TIN Chicago™, it is strongly recommended to attend an orientation meeting. In these one-hour sessions, a TIN Chicago™ staff member will present on the job requirements, description, and salary details of the position. After attending an orientation, interpreters interested in becoming certified will take a languages test for English proficiency and other target languages. Please be advised that it is required to pass the languages test to be admitted to the training course.

Please review the following steps required in becoming a certified interpreter.

Step 1: Fill out the interpreter application form below

Step 2: Attend an orientation meeting

Step 3: Pass the languages test

Step 4: Review ICI information below

Step 5: Click here to contact us to register for the ICI training course

Step 6: Complete ICI training course

Step 7: Obtain certification

Please be aware that interpreting as a contractor with TIN Chicago is dependent upon current demand for interpretation.

An Introduction to Community Interpreting

This is the comprehensive 40-hour course designed to train bilingual/multilingual individuals in the basic mechanics and techniques of interpreting. Each session provides extensive information including interpreting methods, roles, professionalism, ethics, and cultural considerations.  The varied contexts in which interpreters often work require extensive hands-on, in-class demonstration and practice of skills to be acquired.

Course Objectives:

  •        To establish the goals of interpretation  
  •        To understand and practice the four mediums of interpreting   
  •        To review the principles of effective communication
  •        To teach and apply the Interpreter’s Code of Ethics in realistic interpreting settings
  •        To investigate potential roles as an interpreter
  •        To aid participants in the facilitation of the interpreted session
  •        To discuss courses of action on the impact of culture in communication
  •        To examine the varied contexts of environments in which interpreters are often required to work
  •        To explore the legal responsibilities regarding language rights for Limited English Proficient (LEP) populations
  •        To understand and apply practical memory and note-taking skills to the interpreted session      

To register for the ICI training, please contact TIN Chicago™ at

Application Form

Please provide all information requested.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: Please rate your languages and your interpreting abilities in each language (circle) in order of preference for interpreting.

    ABILITY: Excellent | Good | Fair

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  • Interpreter Training: Interpreter training will require 40 hours of classroom instruction. Most training's are held during daytime office hours (8:00am to 4:00pm) over five days.

    Are you available to attend a five day, 40 hour training?

  • LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT EXAM: The Language Assessment Exam is administered during weekday office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Once your application is received, you will be called to schedule an appointment. Please plan 1 ½ to 2 hours for testing (more time may be necessary according to number of languages being tested).

 Trained Interpreters

TIN Chicago™ is currently seeking active certified interpreters. Please complete the form below to apply.


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TIN Chicago™ is actively seeking experienced translators of all languages. Experience with CAT tools and knowledge of various industries is preferred. Please complete the form below to apply.


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