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CILISAT Fluency Test



The CILISAT offers recruiters and service providers a snapshot of an individual's current ability in consecutive interpreting and sight translating in any of 50 languages and dialects. CISOC manages and administers CILISAT certification in these 50 languages from various centres throughout Canada.

CILISAT is one of the requirements to become an interpreter associate with the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta


The Cultural Interpreter Language and Interpreting Skills Assessment Tool (CILISAT) is a recognized testing system that allows potential interpreters to acquire professional accreditation and certification in any of 44 languages.

The CILISAT will assess your language and interpretation skills through the following tests:

  • Interpretation from English into selected CILISAT language
  • Interpretation from selected CILISAT language into English
  • Sight translation from English into selected CILISAT language
  • Sight translation from selected CILISAT language into English

To achieve certification, you must score 75% or better. All tests are marked by independent markers.

CILISAT Language fluency test $125

CILISAT Languages

Interpreter testing and certification is available in the following languages:

Albanian French Kurdish Sorani Russian
Amharic German Lingala Sinhalese
Arabic Greek Mandarin Somali
Bengali Haitian Créole Nepali Spanish
Bosnian Hindi Oromo Tagalog
Burmese Hungarian Pashto Tamil
Cambodian/Khmer Italian Persian/Farsi Tigrigna
Cantonese Japanese Polish Turkish
Central Africa Swahili Karen Portuguese Twi
Chin Kinyarwanda Punjabi Gurmukhi Ukrainian
Croatian Korean Punjabi Person-Arabic Urdu
Dari Kurdish Kurmanji Romanian Vietnamese
East Africa Swahili