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Translation certification

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Translation degree graduates

If you have a recognized Quebec translation degree or a degree from outside of Quebec considered equivalent by OTTIAQ, you may:


Those with a recognized or equivalent tranlsation degree also have the option of completing a mentorship for a fee of $800 plus taxes.

Translation students

If you are a student in a translation program recognized by OTTIAQ, you can do a mentorship as part of your degree. It’s free!

Training equivalency

If you do not hold a recognized translation degree or a translation degree considered equivalent, you must apply for training equivalency. Consult the list of factors that the Certification Committee takes into account when assessing a candidate’s training equivalency application. You may also apply for training equivalency as a professor, lecturer, reviser or manager.


Certified members of a Canadian association

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

You will be required to complete the training on ethics, professional conduct and professional practice, if you have not already done so.

Once you have completed the training on ethics, professional conduct and professional practice, you will be asked to fill out the OTTIAQ membership roll registration form and pay your membership dues for the current year. Membership dues are reduced for individuals certified and governed by the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) and the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC).