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

Who Wants to Fail ATA’s Certification Exam?

By The ATA Chronicle | November 1, 2017

Self-help books and websites have recently been featuring “not-to-do” lists as a way of improving work habits, enhancing productivity, and generally boosting quality of life.…

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Peer Reviewed: Collaborative Preparation for the Certification Exam

By The ATA Chronicle | September 11, 2017

Currently, the main option available to help candidates prepare for ATA’s certification exam is the practice test. An obvious advantage of taking the practice test…

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Practice, Practice, Practice!

By The ATA Chronicle | March 21, 2017

Practice tests, which are available in every language pair in which the exam is offered, are an often overlooked and under-utilized resource for preparing for…

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