Court Interpreters

Associate Court Interpreter

Pass the Code of Ethics Examination.
Meet the hour requirements under one of the following options:
Institution Supporting document Required hours in a legal setting (within the last 3 years)
Alberta Court Interpreters Course (ACIC) ACIC certificate None
Bow Valley College’s Court Interpreters Program (BVC) BVC diploma 20
Immigration Refugee Board Exam (IRB) IRB letter 20
No Credentials N/A 400-200 (see form)
Other recognized bodies will be considered. (Consult with the administrative assistant)
Complete and submit this hour-log to
Complete and submit this admissions form to

Certified Court Interpreter

There are two options for becoming a Certified Court Interpreter of ATIA, and each option has its own requirements:

Option 1: Certification Examination

Pre-requisite: Be an Associate Court Interpreter of ATIA in good standing. Provide proof of hours (dependent on language) of interpreting in a legal setting • Obtain a minimum passing grade of 70% in both parts of the court interpreting exam • Sign ATIA's Code of Ethics Agreement and pay membership dues.

Option 2: Recognition