Legal authorization to practise - OTTIAQ

Legal authorization to practise

Legal authorization to practise

If you are already certified as a translator, terminologist or interpreter and are a current member of a Canadian association of certified translators, terminologists and interpreters, you may become a member of OTTIAQ by applying for certification by legal authorization to practise.

You must provide us with the following documents, all of which are available in the admissions section of the Portal:

  • Certification by affiliation form
  • Confirmation of certification method form
  • Mutual certification recognition form
  • Disciplinary decisions and court rulings form
  • Statutory declaration

To be certified, you will have to take our training on ethics, professional conduct and professional practice. This training can be completed entirely online and is mandatory for all new members. You can find the training on the OTTIAQ portal. The cost is $135 plus tax. After completing the training, you must also pay your dues to become a member of the Order.

Knowledge of the French language

Pursuant to section 35 of the Charter of the French Language, candidates must have appropriate knowledge of French in order to obtain certification. Refer to the section on the French exam for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Coordinator, Professional Affairs, at
514-845-4411, ext. 1225, ext. 1225 or by email.

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