Overview

To become a translator for a Class 3, 6, or 7 driver’s knowledge test you must apply to Driver Education and Examination Standards (DEES). Successful applicants will be assigned a Translator Identification Number (TIN).

How to apply

Step 1. Submit application package

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Send the following 5 documents as attachments in one email to Driver Education and Examination Standards (DEES) at trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca:

  • completed TIN Application Form (PDF, 54 KB)
  • criminal record check including a vulnerable sector check, provided by a law enforcement agency and dated within 90 days of the date of TIN application
  • signed Code of Conduct (PDF, 89 KB)
  • proof of language aptitude for each language to be translated (except English)
  • proof of affiliation with one of Alberta Transportation’s approved translator organizations or proof of employment by a Service Alberta registry agency
You are responsible for obtaining and completing these documents and for any associated costs. If any of the required documents are not properly completed or attached, the application will not be processed and you will be advised by email. Documents received via fax, mail, courier or in person will not be accepted or processed.

Step 2. Receive approval letter

You will get an email advising you of the outcome of your application. If successful, you will receive a Translator Identification Number (TIN) as part of the email.

You must ensure that DEES has your current contact information. You can submit changes by email to DEES at: trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca

TINs are valid for 2 years. As the expiry date is shown on the Letter of Approval, renewal notices are not issued. It is the responsibility of the TIN holder to provide renewal documents to DEES at trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca at least 30 days before the TIN expiry date.

If at any time DEES is advised by your affiliated translator organization, a registry agency, or any law enforcement agency of a change in circumstances which affects your eligibility status, your TIN will be cancelled.

Any application received for a TIN which has been cancelled or expired will be processed as a new application.

How to renew your Translator Identification Number (TIN)

Your Translator Identification Number (TIN) is valid for 2 years. You can find the expiry date on your Letter of Approval.

To renew your TIN, you must follow the steps below and provide all documentation in one email to DEES at trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca at least 30 days before your TIN expires.

If you let your TIN expire, it cannot be renewed. You will have to complete a new application package and provide all new application documentation to get another TIN.

Step 1. Submit renewal package

Send the following documents as attachments in one email to DEES at trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca:

  • completed TIN Application Form (PDF, 54 KB)
  • criminal record check including a vulnerable sector check, provided by a law enforcement agency and dated within 90 days of the date of the TIN renewal application
  • signed Code of Conduct (PDF, 89 KB)
  • proof of affiliation with one of Alberta Transportation’s approved translator organizations or proof of employment by a Service Alberta registry agency
  • proof of language aptitude for each language to be translated (except English) only if changes are requested to language(s) shown on current TIN approval letter

You are responsible for obtaining and completing these documents and for any associated costs. If any of the required documents are not properly completed or attached, the application will not be processed and you will be advised by email. Documents received via fax, mail, courier or in person will not be accepted or processed.

Step 2. Receive renewal approval letter

You will get an email advising you of the outcome of your renewal application. If successful, you will receive a TIN renewal approval letter as part of the email.

If at any time DEES is advised by your affiliated translator organization, a registry agency or any law enforcement agency of a change in circumstances which affects your eligibility status, your TIN will be cancelled.

Approved translator organizations

Alberta Court Interpreters Association (ACIA)
PO Box 331 Station M
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 2H9
Email: info@acia-alberta.org

Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta (ATIA)
PO Box 546
Main Post Office
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2K8
Phone: 780-434-8384
Toll free: 888-434-2842 (outside Edmonton)
Email: admin@atia.ab.ca

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA)
200, 138 4th Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta  T2G 4Z6
Phone: 403-263-4414
Email: reception@ciwa-online.com

Deaf and Hear Alberta
63 Cornell Road NW
Calgary, Alberta  T2L 0L4
Phone: 403-284-6200
Email: info@deafandhearalberta.ca

Alberta School for the Deaf
6240 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 3L2
Toll free: 866-471-2805
Email: info@deafandhearalberta.ca

Help One Another Canada Foundation
PO Box 227
14, 9977 178 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5T 6J6
Phone: 780-371-7427
Toll free: 855-571-7427 (Canada and USA)
Email: info@helponeanotherfdn.org

Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC)
1200, 910 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3N8
Phone: 403-265-1120
Email: info@immigrantservicescalgary.ca

The Family Centre
20, 9912 106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1C5
Phone: 780-423-2831
Email: info@the-family-centre.com

Centralized Interpreter Service:
Phone: 780-448-2627
Email: cis@the-family-centre.com

Contact

Connect with Driver Education and Examination Standards:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays), Closed 12 to 1 pm
Phone: 780-427-8230
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca