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About ATA Certification

What is ATA certification? >>

ATA certification is one of the industry's most respected and recognized credentials. The ATA Certification Program's goals are to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and recognize translators who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality translation.

Want to be ATA Certified

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Do you have what it takes? There is nothing easy about the certification exam, but the sense of accomplishment earned is something you will value throughout your career.

Computerized Certification Exam


Already ATA Certified

There's more to certification >>

Make the most of your certification with the ATA-certified translator seal, the CT designation, and a professional services listing in the ATA Directory of Translation and Interpreting Services.

ATA Certification Exam

Earning the credential >>

To earn ATA certification, a translator must pass a challenging three-hour exam. The exam assesses the language skills of a professional translator: comprehension of the source-language text, translation techniques, and writing in the target language.

Benefits of Certification

Why become ATA certified >>

Achieving ATA certification has been a milestone for many translators. It also provides a distinction that can set individuals apart and open doors to career advancement and higher compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know >>

Need more information? The Certification Program's question-and-answer section covers details that will help you better understand the ATA Certification exam and its procedures.