The next offering of the Written Test of Knowledge (WTK) is April 12, 2014.

The test is offered four times a year on the third Saturday of Januay, April, July and November, or by special offering with a minimum of five test takers. The date for this offering is Saturday, April 12, 2014 and offering locations will be determined by the applicant's addresses or preferences.

Canadian Evaluation System's Phase Two Workshop: Interpretation of Interactive Interviews

Professional Liability Insurance

This announcement has been recently updated. This offer is now available to any AVLIC member regardless of where they live.

Update on the Review of the AVLIC Dispute Resolution Process

In addition to this announcement, details on the AVLIC Dispute Resolution Process (DRP) can be found at

Associations' Responses to Interpreter at Mandela Memorial

In response to the 'interpreter' at the memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela on December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa, there have been world-wide comments made. Some of the public News Releases by associations and organizations are summarized below.

The list is not exhaustive and will be updated as releases are noted. 

News Release

For Immediate Release

December 12, 2013

originally posted October 30, 2013, updated November 15, 2013

Last Chance to Respond to the CRTC About VRS in Canada (NOC 2013-155)

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) hearing for "Issues related to the feasibility of establishing a Video Relay Services (VRS)" took place October 21 − 25, 2013, in Gatineau, Québec. With the hearing concluded, the next step is final submissions (interventions).  

All AVLIC E-mail Accounts Offline November 10-11, 2013


All AVLIC e-mail accounts, included all Board of Director accounts, all Standing Committee accounts and all staff accounts.


Will be offline and will not be able to send nor receive messages during the outage.  


Beginning Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 11:00am PST. The outage is expected to be for 12 - 24 hours; having all accounts online again by noon PST on Monday, November 11, 2013.



The next offering of the Test of Interpretation (TOI) is March 1, 2014.

Registration deadline is January 15, 2014

To register:

Thanks to the all who made last week at the CRTC VRS hearing (2013-155) memorable, especially those representing the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commision (CRTC):

  • Chairperson Peter Menzies
  • Commissioner Elizabeth Duncan
  • Commissioner Tom Pentefountas
  • Commissioner Raj Shoan
  • Commissioner Stephen Simpson

Thank you for your respect, insightful questions and the opportunity to share our experiences, wisdom & advise.



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