Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta
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Certified Translator / Certified Interpreter: Have passed the national certification
process. They have successfully completed the certification exam set by the Canadian
Translators, Terminologists and Interpreter Council (CTTIC) or submitted a large body
of their work to an evaluation committee.
Associate Translator / Associate Interpreter: Translators with limited experience or
training that will challenge the CTTIC certification exam in the future.
Bekircan is a certified translator as well as a translation and interpretation instructor with 35 years of experience. Before he decided to solely work as a freelance translator and interpreter in December 2017, he was the acting executive director of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of BC. Bekircan developed many workshops and orientations to train translators and interpreters. He is the author of a four-volume Turkish textbook, a novel and a memoir. Bekircan is also a historian and numismatist, and he published extensively in both areas.