RosterRquASL Interpreters

Freelance Sign Language Interpreters are required to meet the following criteria in order to join the Deaf & Hear Alberta roster:

  • Show proof of graduation from an AVLIC recognized Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or ASL/English Interpreter Education Program (AEIP)
  • Show proof of successful completion of the AVLIC Written Test of Knowledge (WTK) or hold a cuurent AVLIC Certificate of Interpretation (COI).
  • Pass one of the following:
    • Deaf & Hear Alberta Interpreter screening test,
    • Ontario Interpreting Service (OIS) Screening Test,
    • AVLIC Certificate of Interpretation (COI), or
    • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf CI/CT.
  • Submit at least three letters of reference from Deaf clients, Interpreters, employers or professors who are familiar with your skills as a Sign Language Interpreter.
  • Show proof of “Active Membership” in good standing of AVLIC.
  • Submit a Criminal Record Check as required.
  • Submit an Alberta Children’s Services Intervention Record Check (Child Welfare) as required.
  • Demonstrate interpreting ability as requested.

Deaf Interpreters

Deaf Interpreters are required to meet the following criteria in order to join the Deaf & Hear Alberta roster.

  • Must be Deaf and have a strong ability to communicate in ASL, non-standard/gestural language forms and English thus matching the register of both the hearing Sign Language Interpreter and Deaf client.
  • Show proof of membership in a Deaf organization.
  • Submit at least four letters of reference, two (2) from Deaf Community Members and two (2) from Roster/Community Interpreters who are familiar with your skills as a Deaf Interpreter.
  • Show proof of “Active Membership” in good standing of AVLIC.
  • Submit a Criminal Record Check as required.
  • Submit an Alberta Children’s Services Intervention Record Check (Child Welfare) as required.
  • Demonstrate interpreting ability as requested.
  • Recommended:
    • Show proof of successful completion of introductory level coursed offered by Sign Language Instructors of Canada (SLIC).
    • Show proof of graduation from an AVLIC recognized Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or equivalency as determined by Deaf & Hear Alberta.

We reserve the right to provide for exceptional circumstances and non-traditional educational or career paths for Interpreters. If you feel this applies to you, please contact the Manager of Interpreting Services to request a formal review for special consideration to join the Roster.

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