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Demystifying ATA’s Certification Exam: Better Off “Literal” or “Free”?
A common misconception about ATA’s certification exam is that candidates must translate literally or word-for-word to be successful. Even those who aren’t susceptible to this…Read More
Practical Tips for Taking ATA’S Certification Exam Online
You can now take ATA’s certification exam online anywhere, but how does it really work? As a past exam taker, I would like to share…Read More
The Online Exam Is Here!
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…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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