The English translation for Statsautoriserte translatørers forening (STF) is the Association of Government Authorized Translators in Norway.
The members have passed a very demanding written translation examination (National Translator Accreditation Exam) from/into Norwegian and the foreign language concerned. This exam represents the highest Norwegian qualification for written translation of specialized texts. As a result, successful candidates are authorized by the Norwegian government, currently represented by The Norwegian School of Economics (Norges Handelshøyskole – 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 the members are also professional conference and court interpreters.
STF enjoys considerable respect as a professional association of highly skilled members, and is also a member of the Fédération Internationale de Traducteurs (FIT).