How to Join AVLIC as a Deaf Interpreter Member

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Deaf Interpreter: How to Become an Active AVLIC Member 


General Information

Thank you for your interest in joining AVLIC! Here is some general information about AVLIC membership:

AVLIC Membership Year

The AVLIC membership year is from April 1st to March 31st annually.  New memberships can be processed at any time of the year, but membership fees will not be pro-rated. All memberships must be renewed by the next March 31st. 

Dual Membership Required

All AVLIC members are required to be a dual member of AVLIC and at least one (1) AVLIC Affiliate Chapter of their choice.

Benefits of AVLIC Membership

Click here to see a summary list of benefits afforded to AVLIC members. 

 

Criteria for Membership

 

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The current membership criteria for Deaf Interpreter Active membership is:

  • graduation from an AVLIC-recognized Interpreter Education Program

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  • meet all of the following criteria (outlined in Motion CA12G-38)
    • 40 documented hours of work as a Deaf Interpreter within the last 4 years
    • 20 documented hours of professional development specific to Deaf Interpreting within the last 4 years
    • 20 documented hours of professional development specific to the process of interpreting within the last 4 years
    • 20 documented hours of professional development specific to ethics within the last 4 years.
  • submit 2 letters of support
    • 1 letter of support from the Board of the Affiliate Chapter the applicant is applying to become a member
    • 1 letter of support from either one of the following:
      • letter of support from a Deaf organization in good standing in the province where the applicant resides/works, OR
      • letter of support from an Active AVLIC member who has experience working with th

 

Cost to Become a Deaf Interpreter Active Member

The cost to become an Active Deaf Interpreter member depends on many factors, such as

  • first-time member discount
  • Affiliate Chapter fees
  • if you are the age 60 or older

For more information, please contact the AVLIC office at avlic@avlic.ca

 

How to Apply for Membership

 

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Step 1: Pick one of the options below that best match your background

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Step 2: Create AVLIC profile (so you can access the Member's Only area of AVLIC's website)

 

Are you a Current Member Looking to Renew your Membership?

Current memberships and subscription services can be renewed beginning January 1 and must be renewed by midnight of March 31 annually. 

 

Click here to learn how to renew an existing membership.

 

Are you a Former Member Looking to Reinstate your Membership? 

Please contact the AVLIC office at avlic@avlic.ca

 

Questions?

Send an email to avlic@avlic.ca.

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