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The ATA Chronicle offers articles from colleagues who have taken and passed the exam.
Improving Exam Accessibility
As the April 1st beginning of the certification exam year draws near, it’s a good time to look at the progress we’ve made in improving…Read More
“I Failed the Practice Test. Now What?”
By now most people are aware that taking a practice test is a highly effective way to assess one’s readiness to take ATA’s certification exam.…Read More
Rites of Passage: Selecting and Preparing Source Texts for the Certification Exam
Ask an ATA certification exam grader to name the most difficult thing about the job, and chances are they’ll reply, “passage selection.” You might wonder…Read More
The ATA certification exam is rigorous and demanding. So, what can you do to prepare and—more importantly—pass the test? ATA certification attests to a high level of professional competence in producing an accurate and idiomatic translation. As expected, the exam…Watch Free Webinar
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