Join CIT

Who May Join?

CIT serves an international community of interpreter educators. While the membership consists primarily of teachers, mentors, and workshop providers of ASL/English Interpreting and teachers of ASL, the organization welcomes educators and other professionals who share CIT’s goals, regardless of language combination, spoken or signed.

Members-Only Content

Information and resources available to members is now integrated throughout the site.  When you access a page or post that is for members, you will be asked to log-in.  (If you are already logged in, you will have immediate access to that information.)

We hope that you will enjoy the functionality of this new site.  If you have any questions, please contact the CIT webmaster.

Membership Rates

Membership Categories and Rates

Voting Member: 
$130 ~ One Year; $200 ~ Two Years
For Teachers, Mentors, Workshop Presenters
Associate Member (NonVoting): 
$98 – One Year; $150 ~ Two Years
For aspiring Teachers, Mentors, Presenters
International Member: (NonVoting): 
$ 40 ~ One Year; $80 ~ Two Years
For those living outside of the US
Retired Member (NonVoting):
$39 ~ One Year; $60 ~ Two Years
For Retired Interpreter Educators
Institutional Member (NonVoting): 
$260 ~ One Year; $400 ~ Two Years
Not for individuals

Membership Benefits

In addition to the many intangibles that come with participation in a professional organization of peers,

CIT members receive:

  • Quarterly electronic newsletters and monthly electronic updates
  • Access to contacts, resources and correspondences in the members-only section of the website, such as position announcements, discussion forums on teaching interpreting, grading student work, sharing research and resources and a forum for teachers of ASL
  • Reduced rate for convention registration
  • Networking opportunities among interpreter educators and ASL teachers
  • Access to the Proceedings of past CIT conferences
  • Annual listing in the on-line Membership Directory (reinstatement of on-line directory pending)
  • Subscription to the International Journal of Interpreter Education.

CIT instutional members receive:

  • Hotlink from CIT’s Web site to your organization’s web site (Please provide your web site information to the Membership Coordinator)
  • Subscription to the International Journal of Interpreter Education.
  • Two conference registrations at member rate for organizational member faculty
  • Reduced advertising cost in the CIT News – and one free ad per year
  • Table space at the CIT conferences to display program literature
  • Annual listing of organizational members in the CIT Membership Directory
Join/Renew Online

Joining or Renewing Online

CIT uses an online database system which allows members to join or renew online. Using this system requires less work on the part of our volunteers and allows for more emphasis on projects and programs that directly fulfill our mission. Please consider joining or renewing this this way. Payment is via PayPal and allows for secure payment through a credit card or your PayPal account. If you are renewing and already have an account with CIT, you can hit the “log-in” option at the top of the form.

Changing Your Password/Editing Your Profile

On your Member page, under Useful Links, there is an option to Change Password/Edit Profile. Using this, you can change your address or any of your contact information. You can also choose to have it listed as private. This allows you to ensure that CIT has your more up-to-date information.

Join/Renew Offline

Joining/Renewing Offline

If you would prefer to renew off-line with a check, you can download the following form.

2018- 2019 Membership Form 
Membership Form

This form is for payment and membership information.

It requires Adobe Reader. (Free download available.)

ASLTA membership

ASLTA Membership

As you join or renew with CIT, we encourage you to consider also joining the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA.) Quality teaching of interpreting goes hand in hand with quality instruction of American Sign Language – which is why CIT is a partner with ASLTA in our work as professional organizations.

First-Time Members

First-Time Members (Pro-rated costs)

First-time members are able to join as members and pay a pro-rated fee when you join midway into the membership year.

  • Nov – Jan: 100%
  • Feb – April: 75%
  • May – July: 50%
  • Aug – Oct: Get a full year of membership plus whatever time is left until Oct 31 extra. (So, if you join on August 1 as a Full Member for one year, you would pay the full cost, but you membership would last until October 31 of the following year, essentially giving you 3 months of free membership.)

These pro-rated memberships are available only to first-time members. Click here to join online for first time.