STATSAUTORISERTE TRANSLATØRERS FORENING (STF) has the English name The Association of Government Authorized Translators in Norway.
The members have passed a very demanding written translation examination, from/into Norwegian and the foreign language concerned. This Translatøreksamen represents the highest Norwegian qualification for written translation of specialized texts (economic, administrative, legal, mercantile and technical). As a result, successful candidates are authorized by the Norwegian government, currently represented by Norges Handelshøyskole (Norwegian School of Economics, NHH) to place their stamp and signature on their work, along with the words "True Translation Certified".
The Association itself was founded in 1913 and is one of the oldest translators' associations in the world. It is organized and run as a non-profit association for the purpose of protecting the interests of its members.
Many of our members also have the outgoing personalities and verbal skills that make them first-class interpreters, and a number of them are among Norway's best conference and court interpreters.
Updated lists of members' details are available from STF's Secretariat. A list is also kept of those members who are active as interpreters.
STF enjoys considerable respect as a professional association of highly skilled members, and it has for some years been a member of the Fédération Internationale de Traducteurs (FIT).