Become a member

Joining the BCTI

Apply using the membership (right). Fill out this form and send it to the BCTI along with all supporting documents (diplomas, certificates, etc.). These supporting documents must be in French, Dutch or German. Please include sworn translations of documents in other languages.

Mailing address:

CBTI-BKVT
24, rue Montoyerstraat
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Read through the definitions to complete your application correctly. Also read through the BCTI's Articles of Association and its code of conduct.

Joining as a full member

Who?

  • Anyone who holds a master's in translation or interpretation or
  • Anyone who can prove they have at least 3 years of professional experience in the profession, either translating at least 100,000 words per year and/or providing interpretation services for at least 50 days per year.
    Examples of proof:
    • copies of invoices
    • statements from clients
    • sworn statements signed by 2 full members of the BCTI
    • other

For more details on the admission conditions, please read the Admission conditions or Art. 3 of the BCTI Bylaws.

Why?

Compare the advantages of full members with those of associate members.

How much?

The General Meeting set the dues for full members at 190 EUR for 2015. Dues paid after 1 December are applied to the following year. Any member who is admitted after 1 August is given a 50% discount.

Becoming an associate member

Who?

  1. Interns: anyone who does not (yet) meet the requirements for full membership (students, beginners, part-time employees, etc.).
  2. Employees.
  3. Related professions in applied linguistics (terminologists, copywriters, etc.).
  4. Anyone who no longer translates but would like to maintain their link with the profession.

For more information on the admission conditions, read Admission Conditions or Art. 4 of the CBTI Bylaws

Why?

Associate members have the same advantages as full member except:

  • they do not have access to job offers;
  • they are not listed in the directory;
  • they may attend the General Meeting but do not have a right to vote;
  • they may not become members of the Board of Directors.

Compare the advantages of full members with those of associate members.

How much?

The General Meeting has set the dues for associate members at 95 EUR for 2015. Dues paid after 1 December are applied to the following year. Any member who is admitted after 1 August is given a 50% discount.