Becoming a Student Member
Thank you for your interest in joining AVLIC! Here is some general information about AVLIC membership:
AVLIC Membership Year
The AVLIC membership year is from April 1st to March 31st annually. New memberships can be processed at any time of the year, but membership fees will not be pro-rated. All memberships must be renewed by the next March 31st.
Dual Membership Required
All AVLIC members are required to be a dual member of AVLIC and at least one (1) AVLIC Affiliate Chapter of their choice.
Benefits of AVLIC Membership
Click here to see a summary list of benefits afforded to AVLIC members.
Criteria for Membership
Student membership is reserved for those enrolled in an AVLIC-recognized interpreter education program (IEP) and who are training to become professional sign language interpreters. IEP not on the recognized IEP list? click here.
What if my IEP is not on AVLIC's Recognized Program List?
For students enrolled in an IEP which does not appear on the AVLIC-recognized IEP list, membership with AVLIC may still be possible. AVLIC's International IEP Review taskforce is mandated to review interpreter education programs which are not currently on the AVLIC recognized IEP list (this includes IEPs within the USA). They then make recommendations to the AVLIC Board of Directors to add IEPs with equitable program standards and outcomes to the current list. Contact the AVLIC office to request a review by the International IEP Review taskforce.
Cost to Become a Student Member
The cost to become a Student member of AVLIC depends on
- which Affiliate Chapter you choose.
- if you are late to renew or if your membership status is lapsed/expired
For a price chart, please click on the logo of the Affiliate Chapter you have chosen:
How to Apply for Membership
Are you a Recent Graduate Looking to Upgrade to Active Membership?
Student membership is intended for students currently enrolled in an interpreter education program (IEP). Upon graduation from an IEP, members can upgrade to Active membership. However, if a recent graduate will not be working professionally (earning income from interpreting work) then the member can wait until they expect to begin working professionally or 90 days after completing the Written Test of Knowledge (WTK) - whichever comes first.
To learn more about the process to upgrade to Active membership, click here or contact the AVLIC office.
Are you a Current Member Looking to Renew your Membership?
Current memberships and subscription services can be renewed beginning January 1 and must be renewed by midnight of March 31 annually.
Are you a Former Member Looking to Reinstate your Membership?
Please contact the AVLIC office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send an email to email@example.com.