Welcome to HITA!

The Houston Interpreters and Translators Association (HITA) was established in 1993 to create a forum for individuals, businesses and institutions interested in sharing their experiences, to promote the interests of translators and interpreters in Houston and surrounding areas, and to serve in cooperation with other regional and national organizations in the recognition of translation and interpreting as professions.


Upcoming events

Saturday, February 25, 2017 Interpreter training
  Law and Order ... and Corrections in Texas
Instructor: M. Eta Trabing
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Duration: 7 hours. Includes breaks for lunch and coffee.
Location: Home2 Suites by Hilton
20985 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77450 (map)
Approved by: JBCC-OCA
Cost: $140 for full day
More information and registration: www.eberkana.us
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Interpreter training:
  Part 1: New LCI Ethics for Texas
Instructor: M. Eta Trabing
Duration: 3 hours
  Part 2: Firearms 101
Instructor: Dale Cuthbertson
Duration: 5 hours
Approval: JBCC-OCA
Time: Registration 7:45 to 8:00 a.m.
Course 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $160 for Both Classes
More information and registration: www.eberkana.us
Handouts will be supplied.
June 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2017
Introduction to Court Interpreting
Presented by: University of Houston–Downtown
Description This 40-hour course includes the mandatory 8 hour orientation course required by the JBCC before taking the exam, plus legal concepts, ethics, and ample practice and techniques for the three modes of interpretation covered in the exam.
Registration and more information: https://registration.xenegrade.com/uhd/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=2137&CFID=5693264&CFTOKEN=55247421dc28f2af-959210A5-D3CD-BDF0-8F02DED45C3E144A


The members of the HITA Board of Directors are listed here. If you're not sure which one to ask, you can leave voicemail or send a text message to 281-731-3813, or send an email to: info@hitagroup.org

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Minutes of Board meetings

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Professional development opportunities

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Texas Licensed Court Interpreter program

The Texas Licensed Court Interpreter program is the responsibility of the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC):


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