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Application Process

Applications for WAVLI membership are submitted online. Once an application is received, it will be reviewed within 5 to 10 days to ensure the applicant meets the criteria for membership. Before applying, please review the criteria and documentation required for your membership type:

Deaf Interpreter
LSQ-French Interpreter
Registered ASL-English Interpreter
Student Member

Payment for membership is required before your online application can be reviewed. If you have any questions about whether you meet the criteria for membership, please email membership@wavli.com before submitting an application. Applications for membership that are denied will have the membership due refunded, minus a $5 administration fee.

Non-member email subscriptions are also available to keep up-to-date with what's happening with WAVLI and the field of interpreting.





Membership Application Criteria and Required Documentation

Deaf Interpreter

Criteria:

1) Approval for membership from the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI)

Documentation Required:

1) Upload proof of membership approval from CASLI during WAVLI membership application


LSQ-French Interpreter

Criteria:

1) Approval for membership from the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI)

Documentation Required:

1) Upload proof of membership approval from CASLI during WAVLI membership application


Registered ASL-English Interpreter

Criteria:

1) The applicant has graduated from one of the following Interpreter Education Programs, or a program determined to be equivalent to the following programs:

        • British Columbia: Douglas College, Coquitlam, BC (Diploma in Sign Language Interpretation)
        • Lakeland College, Edmonton, AB (Diploma in Sign Language Interpretation)
        • Red River College/University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB (Diploma in ASL-English Interpretation)
        • George Brown College, Toronto, ON (Diploma in ASL/English Interpretation or Bachelor in Interpretation (ASL-English)
        • Nova Scotia Community College, Dartmouth, NS (Diploma in ASL/English Interpretation)
2) The applicant must provide documentation of recent work experience in the field of ASL-English Interpretation

Documentation Required:

1) Upload the credential from your Interpreter Education Program

2) Upload a resume of your recent work experience


Student Member

Criteria:

1) The applicant is currently enrolled in an Interpreter Education Program or is on the CASLI Alternative Pathway to Deaf Interpreter Membership

Documentation Required:

1) Upload proof of enrollment at an Interpreter Education Program or proof of involvement in the CASLI Alternative Pathway to Deaf Interpreter Membership


Payment for membership is required before your online application can be reviewed. If you have any questions about whether you meet the criteria for membership, please email membership@wavli.com before submitting an application. Applications for membership that are denied will have the membership due refunded, minus a $5 administration fee.






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