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The ATA Chronicle offers articles from colleagues who have taken and passed the exam.

Am I Ready for the Exam?

By The ATA Chronicle | March 8, 2019

Why does ATA’s certification exam have such a low pass rate? Readers of The ATA Chronicle tend to be a savvy bunch when it comes…

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Ergonomics for ATA's Certification Exam: Unspoken Advice with Untold Benefits

By The ATA Chronicle | November 13, 2018

Shortly after I took the computerized version of ATA’s certification exam in 2017, I received an e-mail from one of the proctors—whom I had thanked…

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ATA’s Certification Exam Preparation Workshop in Boston

By The ATA Chronicle | May 10, 2018

Training has always been an important part of ATA’s mission. Organizers wanted to see if a full-day workshop led by graders of ATA’s Certification Program could successfully benefit both exam candidates and the program.

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Take a Practice Test

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How is the Exam Graded?

ATA exam results are pass or fail only. This is the prevailing practice of many high-stakes credentialing exams.

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Certification Handbook

Get an overview of what to expect before, during, and after taking the ATA Certification Exam.

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