Professional Interpreter Training | Immigrant Services Calgary
Professional Interpreter Training
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What is Professional Interpreter Training?

Find work and help others by maximizing your interpretation skills. 

To start, register for the Community Interpreter Training. This online training course is designed for current and would-be community interpreters who wish to further their knowledge or gain new knowledge of interpreting protocols. The course is based on 70 hours of study and includes study materials, case studies, audio recordings, video demonstration and quizzes.

After you've completed your training, take the Community Interpreter Language and Interpreting Skills Assessment Tool (CILISAT) test to qualify for professional accreditation and certification.

Start Your Training (Community Interpreter Training)

Online Interpreter Training

The following online training courses will help you to learn or expand your knowledge in the area of interpreting protocols and terminology. They will also provide you with the flexibility to study remotely, at your own pace:

Community Interpreter Training (CIT) Medical Knowledge and Terminology Training (MKTT)


The fee for CIT is $510.00 (taxes included) and the fee for MKTT is $510.00 (taxes included). To register with ISC, please fill out the Training Request Form. If you need more information, please email

For details of the above training courses, you may visit


Take The Certification Test (Community Interpreter Language and Interpreting Skills Assessment Tool)

Interpreter Proficiency Test – CILISAT (Community Interpreter Language and Interpreting Skills Assessment Tool)

This test evaluates the language and interpretation proficiency of individuals who want to pursue a career in language services. The CILISAT test is administered at our offices.

For details of CILISAT, you may visit

The fee for CILISAT test is $200. A certificate fee of $20 will apply if the candidate passed the test. To book the test, please fill out the CILISAT Request Form. If you need more information, please email

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Immigrant Services Calgary is an authorized CILISAT testing centre in Alberta. We offer online interpreter training and facilitates the Interpreter Proficiency Test in affiliation with Cultural Interpretation Services for Our Communities (CISOC).

Multicultural Interpretation Services Program is funded with the support of the Ministry of Children’s Services