How to become a HDKP precandidate?

  1. Fill in the application form for pre-candidates
  2. Submit a short CV
  3. Submit a copy of your undergraduate or graduate degree
  4. Submit a copy of your postgraduate degree in conference interpreting (no interpreting experience required)

Additional requirements for applicants who do not possess a postgraduate degree in conference interpreting:

3.a Submit a copy of a university-level degree

3.b Submit a list of days worked as proof of experience in conference interpreting (at least 20 days of conference interpreting in the past 3 years)

3.c Submit a written declaration by at least one HDKP member with at least 5 years’ seniority, certifying that the applicant really works as a conference interpreter and abides by professional standards and the HDKP’s Code of Conduct.

The application documentation and all queries regarding pre-candidatures and the mentorship system should be emailed to the HDKP Membership and Mentorship Committee at and the original documents should be sent by regular post to the HDKP’s address.

For more detailed information on pre-candidatures and mentorship please refer to the Rules on the Admission of New Members and the Mentorship System.