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Under AIIC's admission rules, candidates for membership must be able to justify 150 days of prior interpreting experience according to AIIC professional standards in order to qualify.

Do voluntary workdays count towards AIIC membership?

asked 16 Oct '11, 20:41

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edited 02 Nov '11, 13:38

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Yes, of course they do.

You have to respect the working conditions (i.e. at least two interpreters for a simultaneous assignment of more than 40 minutes).

Whether you are paid or not (or how much you are paid) is not relevant for the candidature.

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answered 17 Oct '11, 15:22

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I agree that days worked as a volunteer interpreter can count toward the total of 150 days required for AIIC membership. Articles 4 and 5 of AIIC's Professional Standards ( referring to remuneration make it clear that non-remunerated work counts as long as the standards are respected.

Potential AIIC candidates should remember to document their days worked by having contracts signed describing the working conditions (whether this includes pay or not). This is the easiest way to prove the number of days worked later and show that they were in line with conditions (the full list of conditions can be found at the above link).

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answered 17 Oct '11, 15:42

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