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The ATA Chronicle offers articles from colleagues who have taken and passed the exam.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
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…Read More
The Certification Toolbox: Get Ready!
Late fall and early winter are traditionally a slow time for ATA’s Certification Program, since no exam sittings are scheduled between ATA’s Annual Conference and…Read More
One Member’s Tips on How to Prepare for ATA’s Certification Exam
There are so many ways you can prepare to take ATA’s certification exam. Here are just a few tips from a fellow exam taker. There’s…Read More
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