Interpreters and Interpreter Associations
Professional community interpreters need an accreditation that is recognized and marketable across the province and, eventually, the country. Individuals seeking to become community interpreters need to know how to become accredited. Please go to the Trainers and Testers page to learn about college training programs and the Prior Learning Assessment Recognition ( PLAR ) program. Click here to see the OCCI's proposed tiers of accreditation . Further to the PLAR program, the OCCI has proposed a grandfathering protocol through which interpreters trained prior to January 1, 2015 will be evaluated according to established OCCI accreditation requirements for recognition. Whether you are an interpreter who has been working in Ontario for years, or if you are a bilingual individual who is interested in becoming a community interpreter, we encourage you to stay informed of the development of the OCCI's accreditation framework.