Accreditation Process

The Professional Interpreter Accreditation is based on an assessment of your guiding experience, knowledge, presentation skills and the completion of our 6 day Professional Interpreter course. Your skills are assessed using the Professional Interpreter’s Points System. To be accredited, you must achieve have a minimum of 120 points and at least 50% of those points must come from direct work experience! See the table below for more details.

Only individuals who have completed the Professional Interpreter course  (100% attendance is mandatory) and have the required experience are able to take the accreditation exams.

Additionally, in order to receive your accreditation at the professional level, you must:

  • Be a current member in good standing
  • Achieve a minimum of 70% on all written and oral exams (Written test requires 70% overall and 70% per section of the test)
  • Adhere to IGA’s code of ethics