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
Bow Valley College’s Healthcare Interpreter Program (BVC) BVC 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 admin@atia.ab.ca.
Complete and submit this admissions form to atia.ab.ca.
Contact admin@atia.ab.ca 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 • Pre-requisite: 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.