1. If you are already a language professional, the first step to join STIBC is becoming an Associate Member. To learn about the requirements, we invite you to read our Admission Policy (PDF). If you are enrolled in a translation or interpretation program as a full-time student, you can join STIBC as a Student Member.
  2. To offer certified services, the second step will require you become a Certified Member. A successful certification process is necessary for each language combination for which you want to offer certified services.

Many organizations, government ministries, and educational institutions in BC require translations and interpretations be provided by Certified Members. We therefore invite you to eventually seek the status of Certified Member. STIBC’s members have proven credentials and standing, are bound by the Code of Ethics, and commit to improving their skills through continuing education each year. Members also benefit by inclusion in our directory listings, reduced rates for workshops, and preferential rates for health and dental insurance, as well as errors and omissions insurance.

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PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Certified Members are professionals recognized across Canada.

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REFERRALS

STIBC receives e-mails and phone enquiries daily for translation and interpretation services in many language combinations, for which we provide referrals to our membership.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

We offer our members webinars and workshops that help to upgrade skills, increase knowledge, and reinforce competency.

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