Medical Interpreters

Associate Medical Interpreter

Pass the Code of Ethics Examination.
Meet the hour requirements under one of the following options:
Institution Supporting document Required hours
Healthcare Interpreter Program Certificate None
Medical School (in general) Degree in Medicine* 100
No credentials N/A 400 for French 200 all others
* Translated into English by a certified translator if necessary
Complete and submit this hour-log form to
Complete and submit this admissions form to
Contact to make arrangements to pay the Application Review fee and membership dues.

Certified Medical Interpreter

There are two options for becoming a Certified Medical Interpreter of ATIA:

Option 1: Certification Examination

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

Option 2: Recognition

• Submit a letter of good standing as a Certified Court Interpreter from any other provincial association. • Sign ATIA’s Code of Ethics Agreement and pay membership dues.