Find the Best Exam For You

Exam sittings are available in person and online from April to September, with additional in-person exams held at the ATA Annual Conference.

  • You must be an ATA member to register for an exam. Join ATA now.
  • There are specific software and hardware requirements for exams. See the requirements.
  • Only specific resources are permitted for use during an exam. See list of resources.
  • Exam sittings have a maximum capacity and can sell out. There are no waitlists for sold-out exams.
  • Check exam status to see which exams are sold out or open.
  • You must register by the deadline. See exam details for the specific deadline.

In-Person Exams

If an exam is not available in your area, contact your local chapter to request one.

Certification Exam: In-Person

August 27 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Charlotte, NC
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Certification Exam: In-Person

August 27 / 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Washington, DC
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Certification Exam: In-Person

September 10 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT
Salt Lake City, UT
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Certification Exam: In-Person

September 10 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Additional exams will be posted as they are confirmed.

Online Exams

If an exam is not available in your area, you have the option to take the exam at home.

Schedule Your Own Exam

This is an online, on-demand exam that you schedule yourself. After you register, you will receive instructions for how to schedule your exam. You may select any day and any time, but you must take the exam within 30 days.

Note: The final date to register is August 22.

 

Important Requirements

There are specific software and hardware requirements for online exams. Before you register, make sure you have everything you need. See all requirements and restrictions.

 

ATA Members

The exam registration fee is $525. You can register online, by mail, or by fax.

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Non-Members

You must be a member of ATA to register for an exam. ATA membership is not refundable. Join ATA

Progress Toward a Remote Testing Model of ATA’s Certification Exam

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

What’s happening with at-home testing? This question is on the minds of many members as ATA works to address the effects of the pandemic on our current in-person certification exam model. We’re excited to provide this update on the process involved in revamping our delivery method and the progress made…

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