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The Online Exam Is Here!

By The ATA Chronicle | July 15, 2021

ATA is excited to offer our certification exam online to complement our traditional in-person format. For the first time, members are now able to take…

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The What and Why of Certification Exam Conditions

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

As we move toward an online version of ATA’s certification exam, some long-standing exam conditions will be changing—things like bringing your own dictionaries and laptop…

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12 Extra-Linguistic Skills You Need to Master before Taking ATA's Certification Exam

By The ATA Chronicle | January 16, 2020

You’ve decided to take ATA’s certification exam. You’ve worked professionally as a translator for several years and you’ve taken (and passed) the practice test1 in…

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