Part of the CIoL until 2011, NRPSI is now an independent body dedicated to public service interpreters. All the members listed on the register have passed the DPSI (Diploma in Public Service Interpreting) exam and are fully qualified.
Being on the National Register will provide a guarantee to your clients that you are qualified, competent, security vetted and adhere to a written Code of Conduct.
You will be able to use the letters of accreditation RPSI (Registered Public Service Interpreter) after your name.
You will be issued with an annually updated Photo ID Card to prove your status as a registered interpreter.
Public services across the UK understand that the National Register provides a guarantee of competence and accountability. Many will only use registered interpreters.
Your details will appear on our public register where potential clients can find your details and contact you direct for work, or can confirm your registration.
You benefit from free access to the password-controlled Interpreter’s Room where you are able to update many of your own details that appear on the public register (for security reasons NRPSI must validate any proposed changes in contact details) to ensure your record is up-to-date and displays your latest experience.
Claiming back costs of becoming a member
Most people don’t know that they can reclaim tax on their memberships.
You can reclaim tax you pay on fees or subscriptions to some approved professional organisations – but only if you must have membership to do your job or it’s helpful for your work.