ATA Certification Program
Certification Exam Education/Experience Eligibility Form
Name: ________________________ Member Number: _________
City/State/Zip/Postal Code: _______________________________
Phone:____________________ Fax: ________________________
Please indicate which route you are taking to meet the education/experience prerequisites for the ATA certification exam. Then submit this form, along with all the appropriate documentation, the signed Code of Ethics form, and the $35 processing fee, to the address below. This fee is non-refundable whether or not your application is approved. All material submitted in a foreign language must be accompanied by a translation in English.
|Translators and interpreters currently accredited or certified by a member association of the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs:|
|Translators and interpreters with an approved T&I degree/certificate.|
|Translators and interpreters with a bachelor’s degree or higher:
|Translators or interpreters with less than a bachelor's degree:|
|Provide an official American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) reading proficiency test score for the source language AND an official ACTFL writing proficiency test score in the target language. (ATA recommends that candidates achieve a score of at least ‘Advanced Low’ on the ACTFL scale (equivalent to ‘2’ on the ILR scale) before attempting the ATA certification examination.)
Acknowledgment of the American Translators Association Code of Ethics and Professional Practice
We the members of the American Translators Association accept as our ethical and professional duty
- to convey meaning between people and cultures faithfully, accurately, and impartially;
- to hold in confidence any privileged and/or confidential information entrusted to us in the course of our work;
- to represent our qualifications, capabilities, and responsibilities honestly and to work always within them;
- to enhance those capabilities at every opportunity through continuing education in language, subject field, and professional practice;
- to act collegially by sharing knowledge and experience;
- to define in advance by mutual agreement, and to abide by, the terms of all business transactions among ourselves and with others;
- to ask for and offer due recognition of our work, and compensation commensurate with our abilities; and
- to endeavor in good faith to resolve among ourselves any dispute that arises from our professional interactions,
mindful that failure to abide by these principles may harm ourselves, our fellow members, the Association, or those we serve.
As approved by the ATA Board of Directors October 2010
Rules for Using the Credential
Upon receiving notice of passing the exam, translators may refer to the credential on their résumés, business stationery, cards, websites, and other related materials, provided they specify the language pairs(s) and direction(s), i.e. Spanish into English or Spanish>English.
Accuracy of Information Provided
ATA reserves the right to verify the information provided and request additional information as needed. If a discrepancy arises, ATA will ask the candidate for a written explanation. If no written explanation is provided or the explanation is found to be unsatisfactory, ATA reserves the right to ban the candidate from re-applying for up two years. These matters will be conducted in complete confidence and in complete respect for the candidate's privacy and rights. More serious violations will be referred to the ATA Ethics Committee.
I pledge to abide by American Translators Association Code of Ethics and Professional Practice and the rules for using the credential, if granted, and I certify that the information submitted is accurate.
|This form must be read and signed by the candidate prior to taking the examination.|
|Total Processing Fee: $35.00|
|Check/Money Order: Please make payable, through a US bank in US funds, to American Translators Association|
|Credit Card: Charge my American Express VISA MasterCard Discover|
|Expiration Date:||________________________||Verification Code||_____________________________|
|Signature:||_________________________||Name on Card:||_____________________________|
Please fax or mail to:
American Translators Association
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 590
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 683-6100
Fax: (703) 683-6122