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The AUSRTIAN ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED COURT INTERPRETERS is a non-political, non-profit organization existing since 1920 with the declared objective of furthering the professional and business interests of sworn and certified court interpreters in Austria.
For that purpose, the Association (being the sole representative organization) conducts negotiations with the competent Austrian authorities on matters related to Court Interpreters (Court Experts and Interpreters Act, Court Experts and Interpreters Fees Act); it maintains contacts with all Austrian authorities that have by their activities a direct or indirect impact on Court Interpreters; it nominates examiners for the certification examination at which the qualifications of persons applying for registration in the List of Sworn and Certified Court Interpreters is examined (How to become a Court Interpreter); it organizes seminars for applicants (Events), seminars on terminology and discussion groups for members; it publishes newsletters, printed fees forms, information on professional problems as well as various Work Sheets and Study Material; it finally acts as an arbitration forum hearing disputes over certified translations.
At present the Association has approximately 530 members all over Austria, whose names are published in a List of Court Interpreters arranged by languages.
The Association is a member of the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (FIT) and of the Austrian Association of Sworn and Certified Court Experts; it also keeps constant contact with related associations in Austria, such as the "Berufsverband für Dolmetschen und Übersetzen Universitas Austria" (http://www.universitas.org/), the German association BdÜ, the Czech Chamber of Translators and Interpreters, and others.