When do we get exam results?
Candidates will be notified of their results by email, and a mark will be indicated in the event of failure. Examination papers will not be returned to candidates. Please note that the minimum time for marking exams is two months.
How can I appeal my mark?
In accordance with the Examination Board’s regulations, any candidate who fails the examination may appeal the result within one month of receiving notification of the results. A $250 fee is payable for such an appeal and $150 will be refunded if the appeal is successful. The appeal decision is final.
How are the exams marked?
Every paper is carefully read and evaluated by two markers, who must agree on the final mark. If they do not agree, the paper is referred to a third marker, whose decision is final. The passing score is 70%. Any examination paper with a mark that falls between 65% and 70% is reviewed very carefully to ensure that the pass or failure is clearly justified.
Why is a fee charged for appeals?
A marker is paid for reviewing the appeal. CTTIC, STIBC, nor the other provincial associations can provide this certification service without a reasonable means to recover their costs.
Is the on dossier certification process a replacement for the CTTIC exam?
No, the on dossier certification process is approved for members who can not sit the exam due to medical reasons and for language combinations for which CTTIC does not offer an exam (only for interpretation).
Is the on dossier certification process easier than the CTTIC exam?
No, the process is lengthier and the criteria for marking the text samples (translation application) is exactly the same as for the CTTIC exams. Since translators don’t translate with an exam in mind, submitted texts often do not meet the criteria for certification. The texts may be suitable for the market but may not meet testing criteria.