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Preparing to Take the ATA Certification Exam

 

Presenter:   Celia Bohannon, CT (German>English)
Date:    July 14, 2011
Time:   12 noon US Eastern Daylight Time
Duration:   60 minutes
CE Point(s):    1
Handout:    Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
View Online:   Free! Click to view webinar

You've clicked on the Certification tab on the ATA website and navigated through the information there. You know about the eligibility requirements and the practice test. You've read about the purpose and nature of the exam and how the exam is graded. You've scrolled through the FAQs. You've set the goal of earning ATA certification as a professional credential, and you've decided to take the exam. What can you do to set yourself up for success?

Now's your chance to find out! In this 60-minute webinar, veteran grader Celia Bohannon will outline the path to exam day, pointing out opportunities and pitfalls along the way.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to approach eligibility requirements
  • What to do with the practice test results
  • How to train for taking the exam
  • What the examination results mean

Note: Exam eligibility requirements have been revised since this webinar was presented. To review current requirements, go to www.atanet.org/certification/eligibility_requirementsform.php.


About the Presenter

Celia Bohannon joined ATA, took the certification exam, and began grading exams in 1981. Over the years, she has graded hundreds of exams and practice tests. Since 1997, she has coordinated and conducted the grader training sessions held at ATA's Annual Conference and at the Language Chairs Annual Meeting.

In recognition of her 25+ years of dedication to strengthening and enhancing ATA's Certification Program, Celia was named an ATA Honorary Member in 2010. A freelance translator (CT German>English), she lives and works in the village of Saxtons River, Vermont.

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Preparing to Take the ATA Certification Exam
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Date: July 14, 2011

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Unless otherwise stated, all webinars are 60 minutes in length and will be available for purchase on-demand 48 hours after the live event.


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