Transition is the process by which practitioners holding current accreditation or recognition can opt to gain a comparable credential under the new certification system.

Practitioners will be able to lodge an application to transition from October 2017 and, if successful, the new credentials will be valid from January 2018.

Click here to learn why you should transition. 

Transition preregistration will close at 5pm 22 September 2017. Click here to preregister. 

You can only transition current (meaning unexpired) accreditations and recognitions.

There are slightly different requirements depending on:

  • the type of accreditation or recognition you hold; and
  • Whether your accreditation or recognition is part of the revalidation system.

You can click here to work out what you will need to do (per credential).

It is expected that the transition form will be available to fill out and submit in October. For those practitioners who may need to submit work practice evidence as part of their transition application:

  • Click here to access a record template for interpreting credentials.
  • Click here to access a record template for translating credentials.

Click here to preregister your interest in transitioning. Practitioners who choose to preregister will have their transition form emailed directly to them along with other important information.   

NAATI is waiving transition fees until 30 June 2018. After this time, we expect that there will be a small fee.

Recertification (the replacement for Revalidation) is a universal requirement under the new system. NAATI will advise each practitioner of their new credential expiry date when we confirm your successful transition.

New credential expiry dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Whilst no individual will have to recertify in 2018, we expect that:

  • Practitioners who transition who have not been part of the revalidation system will recertify 2.5 to 3.5 years from the date of certification;
  • Practitioners who have revalidated their credential before will recertify around their current revalidation date (the earliest date will be in 2019) and
  • Practitioners who transition and have not revalidated their credential before will recertify around their current revalidation date (the earliest date will be in 2019).

For individuals who gain certification through the new system rather than transition, your new credential expiry date will be three years from the date of certification.

All practitioners who successfully transition will receive (at no additional cost):

  • A new NAATI practitioner number (current NAATI numbers will no longer be used);
  • Access to an eLogbook to record work practice and professional development activities for recertification;
  • Automatic listing on the online directory (including limited details of accreditation history); and
  • Newly designed products of your choice (including ID cards and Translator Stamps).

Once you are part of the certification system, all of the products and services listed above are included (at no additional cost) as part of each successful recertification.

Click here for our transition FAQ.

Still have questions or are unsure? Email info@naati.com.au