Professional Translators and Interpreters Connect Us to Our World

When you care about your customers, want to take your message to the next level, and are committed to quality, the language professional you need is an ATA member.

Become an ATA Member

ATA members are ready for any challenge with the support of a collaborative community, effective education, and marketing assistance.

Join an ATA Division

To succeed in today's competitive economy, you need specialized knowledge and an inside track. Being a member of an ATA division is a great way to meet these practical needs of your business.

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Member Discounts

Save on financial services, liability insurance, software, training programs, educational courses, and more.

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Get Involved

As a volunteer-driven organization, member participation is the strength behind ATA’s activities and events. ATA offers many ways to get involved, get connected, and give back.

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Client Education

ATA promotes the recognition of professional translators and interpreters and shows clients the value of your services.

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ATA's Certification Program

ATA established its certification program in 1973 to provide a framework for recognizing professional-quality work. Learn more about the program, its history, and ongoing commitment to achieve its goals. Learn More!

Watch an overview of the exam, what it tests for, how it’s graded, how to prepare, and how to register.

Upcoming Events

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Get Ready for ATA65!

No matter what your language, specialty, or experience level, you'll discover ways to enhance your skills and grow your business. Get a glimpse of ATA65 in Portland, Oregon, October 30 - November 2, 2024.

   Registration open at the end of July!

Are you looking for assistance in translating a document into another language?

Our extensive language directory comprises of more than 7,000 translators and interpreters ready to assist you. You can easily find individuals and organizations based on criteria such as language translation, ATA Certification, location, and more. Assistance is just one click away!


We’ve heard from several members who have reported an increase in scam email. This is a very common occurrence with non-profit associations but has been happening a lot more this week.



Stay updated on the latest developments in the language industry and witness how ATA influences the translation and interpreting professions through advocacy, outreach, and impactful news.

The ATA Chronicle

Read by more than 10,000 people in 100 countries, The ATA Chronicle offers resources and practical solutions to challenges facing translators and interpreters, as well as member news and announcements.  

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ATA members stay up-to-date with the increasing news coverage about the vital role translators and interpreters play in a global society through our twice-monthly e-newsletter. This informative newsletter provides comprehensive media coverage from around the world, focusing on their profession. Stay informed and connected with the latest developments in the language industry!


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The ATA Podcast

Join host Matt Baird for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at ATA's programs, events, and future plans. Discover the hard work and dedication of our amazing volunteers who bring it all to life. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights into the heart of ATA and the people who make it happen.

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The American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation (AFTI)

AFTI promotes the interest of supporting professional translators and interpreters by gifting awards and scholarships, supporting charitable activities,  and making research grants.

AFTI is a 501(c)(3) foundation affiliated with the American Translators Association.

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Your donation helps supports charitable activities, education, and research in support of the translation and interpreting professions.

.AFTI promotes this objective by bestowing awards and scholarships, as well as sponsoring conference attendance and presentations.

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The ATA Podcast

How to Listen Listen to episodes here on our website or on the podcast app of your choice. Subscribe to The ATA Podcast to get new episodes as they are…

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Benefits of Membership

Reach more customers With marketing support, member connections, and networking opportunities, you can reach more customers and grow your business. Language Services Directory Promote your services 24/7 in a leading…

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Annual Conference

Get Ready for ATA65! No matter what your language, specialty, or experience level, you’ll discover ways to enhance your skills and grow your business. Get a glimpse of ATA65 in…

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Guide to ATA Certification

What is ATA Certification? Respected credential ATA certification is one of the industry’s most respected and recognized credentials for translators. It is also the only widely recognized measure of competence…

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Language Services Directory

Our IT team is preparing for the final launch of our new Association Management System (AMS). During the data transition and evaluation process, some areas of the system will have…

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The demand for translators and interpreters continues to grow. Become part of a community that supports your goals as a language professional.