Certification in Interpretation

A. Determine your profile

Answer the following questions to determine your profile. Refer to the appropriate documents based on your profile for instructions on how to proceed.

1. 1. Have you completed a Master’s degree with a concentration in interpretation?

      • Yes. Go to the next question.
      • No. Go to Question 5.

 

2. Is your degree on the list of degrees recognized by OTTIAQ (PDF, French only)?

      • Yes. Go to the next question.
      • No. Go to Question 4.

 

3. Do you have two years of experience as an interpreter?

      • Yes. You fall under PROFILE C.
      • No. Go to Question 5.

 

4. Would you like to request a degree equivalence assessment?[1] Do you have two years of experience as an interpreter?

      • Yes. You fall under PROFILE D.
      • No. Go to Question 5.

 

5. Would you like to request a training equivalence assessment?

 

6. Do you have sufficient knowledge of French? Refer to the leaflet provided by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF).

      • Yes. You meet the requirements of the Charter of the French Language.
      • No. You must pass the French language test administered by OQLF.

[1] To meet the Order’s criteria, programs completed outside Quebec must include at least 15 credits of coursework focusing on interpretation from a passive language into an active language and vice-versa, and 9 credits of interpretation labs. If your academic training is not directly related to interpretation or you earned your degree in Quebec, go to Question 5. If you have any questions, please call our Certification Coordinator at 514-845-4411 or 1 800 265-4815, ext. 231.

 

B. GATHER THE DOCUMENTS LISTED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS

 

C. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

By mail:

Certification Committee
OTTIAQ
1108-2021, av. Union
Montréal (Québec)  H3A 2S9

By email:

lgodin@ottiaq.org

 

Have questions about your application?

Please email Bénédicte Assogba, Certification Coordinator, or call 514-845-4411 or 1 800 265-4815, ext. 231.

 

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