Certification Process and Title Protection
Our Certified professionals benefit from occupational title protection in British Columbia, meaning only they can use the titles mentioned below. Members are certified by either passing an examination in their languages of proficiency (the examination is administered and adjudicated on a national basis by CTTIC); or by the "On Dossier" process.
Each certified member listing shows all of the certifications that member has and in which language combinations, as well as their contact information.
Certified Translator (C.T.)
Certified Court Interpreter (C. Crt.)
Certified Conference Interpreter (C.C.I)
Certified Terminologist (C. Term)
Dates Title Protection granted
November 2002: Certified Translators, Conference Interpreters and Terminologists benefit from protected title in British Columbia.
February 2004: Certified Court Interpreters also benefit from protected title.
Click the small picture to see the Title Protection Certificate (2004).
Translators may qualify for certification by 2 methods: (1) by passing a written examination in their languages of proficiency (the examination is administered and adjudicated on a national basis by CTTIC); (2) by the "On Dossier" process.
Court Interpreters are certified on the basis of written and practical examinations administered by CTTIC, as well as by the "On Dossier" process.
Conference Interpreters are certified on the basis of a practical examination administered by CTTIC, as well as by the "On Dossier" process.
Certification on Dossier
The process to become Certified On Dossier is administered by STIBC. Members can log into the site and find the application form and other documents here.
If you are not a member yet, but would like information on the criteria and application for certifcation on dossier, these documents are available to download:
- application form
These documents are currently being revised and are presented for information only. Please contact the STIBC office for more details.