Who’s eligible to join?

Independent freelance and in-house translators and interpreters are eligible for membership in the Association in accordance with CHICATA membership policy. Owners, managers, and representatives of translation agencies and bureaus are not eligible for membership in the Association.

Benefits of Membership


Regular monthly meetings, in-person, remote or hybrid

Information Sharing

Exchange tips, tricks and more with fellow professionals


Connect with language professionals in the Chicago area

Exclusive Directory

Your profile and services are advertised online 24/7


Continuing education at a discounted, members-only rate

Continuing Education

Professional development and education opportunities

Membership fee

Membership is currently set at $50.00 per year. If you would like to join us, please apply using the “Apply Now” button below. Once your application has been approved, you may send your membership fee. Memberships are for a one-year period, and renewals are due based on the last payment date. Contact our Vice-President for Membership at Membership@Chicata.org with any questions.