Accreditation Process

The Professional Interpreter Accreditation is based on an assessment of your guiding experience, knowledge, presentation skills and the completion of our 5.5 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 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

PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETER APPLICATION DOCUMENTS