The following Internet resources are explicitly prohibited during the exam:

  • Email sites or programs of any kind
  • Forum sections of dictionary sites that are otherwise allowed
  • Google Translate and other machine translation services
  • ProZ and other forum-oriented sites and services
  • Sites with both dictionary and human translator components, such as TransDict.com
  • Sites with both dictionary and machine translation components, such as Reverso.net, Babylon.com
  • Sites with chat functionality
  • Social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, flickr, YouTube, etc.
  • Yahoo or Google groups
  • DeepL

Most basic dictionary or thesaurus websites are allowed. The rule to keep in mind is that the site should only allow you to look up one or two words at a time and there should be no machine translation capabilities. Some examples include:

General/multilingual

Arabic

Croatian

French

German

Italian

Japanese

Russian

Spanish

Swedish

Questions about resources?

If you would like to use a resource that is not listed, you may submit a request to the Certification Program Manager at certification@atanet.org. Requests must be received 30 days prior to exam sitting.

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