The ATA Certification exam is scheduled to open to non-members on January 1, 2021. The elimination of ATA membership as an eligibility requirement for certification, sometimes referred to as decoupling, is a major change for the association and its members.
Why did ATA’s Board of Directors decide to open the certification exam to non-members? How will the decoupling process work?
In this 70-minute webinar, ATA President Corinne McKay and President-Elect Ted Wozniak reviewed the decision and the exam procedures that will be in place in 2021.
The webinar closed with a 20-minute question-and-answer session.
This webinar covers
- Reasons for opening the exam to non-members
- Differences in member and non-member certification fees
- Continuing education requirements for non-member ATA-certified translators
- ATA-certified translator listings in ATA’s Directory of Translators and Interpreters
- Enforcement of the ATA Code of Ethics and Professional Practice
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About the presenters
ATA President Corinne McKay, CT is an ATA-certified French>English translator specializing in international development, corporate communications/content marketing, and nonfiction books. In addition to her translation work, she is the author of How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, a business how-to guide with over 12,000 copies in print. Her blog, Thoughts on Translation, received the ProZ Community Choice award for best blog about translation in 2016 and 2018.
ATA President-Elect and Conference Organizer Ted Wozniak, CT is an ATA-certified German>English translator specializing in accounting, taxation, and finance. Prior to becoming a full-time freelance translator, he worked as an accountant, stockbroker, liaison officer, and interrogation instructor at the U.S. Army Intelligence School. Ted is the moderator and owner of Finanztrans, a mailing list for German financial translators, and runs Payment Practices, Inc., an online database of language services companies’ payment practices.