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Upcoming Exam Sittings and Registration Form

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Upcoming Exam Sittings and Registration Form

Candidate must be a member of ATA prior to the exam date and all candidates not currently ATA certified must have offered proof of eligibility in order to register for the exam. All sittings have a maximum capacity and admission is based on the order in which registrations are received at Headquarters.

Note for Keyboarded Exam: All sittings are handwritten unless otherwise stated. Paper copies of the exam will be available at all keyboarded exam sittings, if needed. If problems occur during a keyboarded exam, ATA will only reimburse the exam fee.

Name: ____________________________________ Member Number: ________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip:____________________________________________________________

Phone:____________________________Fax: __________________________________

Email: __________________________________________________________________

Please select one group exam site from the list below.

 

Exam Date

Location

 

Exam Date

Location

10/04/14
San Francisco, CA

 

10/04/14
Indianapolis, IN

 

11/01/14
Miami, FL

 

11/01/14
Albuquerque, NM

 

11/08/14
Chicago, IL (AM - Paper)

 

11/08/14
Chicago, IL (PM - Keyboarded)

 

Note for Keyboarded Exam: As the software is still being tested, problems may occur. Paper copies of the exam will be available, if needed. If problems occur, ATA will only reimburse the exam fee.

Candidates must bring their own laptops with a Windows Operating System -- either XP, Vista, or Windows 7 -- installed.

ATA Certification Program Manager will provide additional specifications and information, including testing your system, prior to the exam sitting.


ATA generally has 30-40 exam sittings each year. Sittings are posted as soon as they are confirmed. Contact the chapter or group closest to you if you are interested in an exam.


Candidates can take only one exam per sitting.  Please select only one language combination per sitting:

[  ] Arabic into English

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[  ] English into Chinese

[  ] Croatian into English

[  ] English into Croatian

[  ] Danish into English

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[  ] Dutch into English

[  ] English into Dutch

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[  ] English into Finnish

[  ] French into English

[  ] English into French

[  ] German into English

[  ] English into German

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[  ] English into Hungarian

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[  ] English into Italian

[  ] Japanese into English

[  ] English into Japanese

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[  ] English into Polish


[  ] Portuguese into English

[  ] English into Portuguese

[  ] Russian into English

[  ] English into Russian

[  ] Spanish into English

[  ] English into Spanish

[  ] Swedish into English
[  ] English into Swedish
 
[  ] English into Ukrainian

Please include payment of $300 per exam with a copy of this form to: American Translators Association, 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 590, Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone (703)683-6100 * Fax (703)683-6122.


ATA Certification Exam Policy

Candidates are informed only of whether they have passed or failed the exam. Exams are not returned and are the property of the ATA Certification Committee, which will not discuss them with anyone.

Each exam is evaluated according to ATA certification standards by two or more graders under the auspices of the Certification Committee. Given the nature of translation and of translation quality assessment, a candidate may disagree with certain grading decisions. In electing to sit for this exam, the candidate agrees to accept the outcome of the grading procedure, including the review procedure, if any.

Candidates are not to discuss or reveal the contents of the examination. A breach of confidentiality may be grounds for loss of certification.

If a candidate does not return all original exam passages at the end of the exam sitting, the exam will not be graded. The candidate will forfeit the exam fee and will not be eligible to sit for another exam until the following exam year.

A candidate who fails the exam may apply for Certification review within six months from the date of notice of exam results.  Reviews are conducted after the exam year has ended.  If the grade of fail is upheld, the candidate will receive a graded copy or partial copy of the examination.  An appeal process is in place.

Upon passage of the Certification exam, Associate members will automatically be upgraded to Voting membership.

 

 

I understand the above and agree to abide by the ATA Certification Exam policy.


Signature: __________________________________________Date: ________________

Registration form must be signed by the candidate.


2014 Certification Program Policy

ATA Certification is the credential formerly known as ATA Accreditation

Membership Requirement

Candidates must have been members of ATA for at least four weeks prior to the exam date. Candidates must be members of ATA in order to request practice tests or examinations.

At the Exam Sitting

Candidates must present a valid photo ID to the proctor before taking the exam.

Bring a few pens or pencils as we only provide the paper on which you do your work.  Remember that your translation will be photocopied and must be legible.

No electronic devices such as laptops or electronic dictionaries are allowed.  All cellphones and pagers must be turned off and stowed away.

The exam is open book.  You may bring and use printed reference materials such as dictionaries, thesauruses, printouts, and notecards.  Candidates may not share resources.

You should arrive at the exam site thirty minutes before the exam begins.  The exam will not be graded and the exam fee will be forfeited unless all original exam passages are returned in the exam packet at the end.
Only one exam may be taken per sitting. Allow for a 12-16 weeks for exam results.

Registration Fee

A completed registration form, along with payment of $300, must be received by ATA Headquarters at least two weeks before the test is administered. All exams have a limited seating capacity.  Late registrations, if accepted, are subject to an additional late fee of $45 if Headquarters determines that the candidate meets our eligibility requirements, that space is available, and that exams can be delivered in time.

Refund Policy or Switch in Exam Date

No refunds will be made unless ATA Headquarters receives written notification of the candidate's withdrawal and request for refund prior to the exam date. All requests for refunds or change of site are subject to a $25 administrative fee. Requests should be sent to the Certification Program Manager.

Review Procedure

Candidates who fail the exam may apply for certification review by completing a review request form and paying the fee of $250. If the grade of "fail" is upheld, the candidate will receive a graded copy or partial copy of the examination. The fee is refunded if the grade of "fail" is overturned. Reviews are conducted after the close of the examination year, which is the same as the calendar year. Candidates have six months from the date of notice of exam results to apply for a review. Further details on the review procedure may be obtained through ATA Headquarters and from the Web site.

If you have any questions, please email Certification Program Manager

Exam registration fee is : $300.00 per exam. Late exam registration fee is $345 per exam
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
   
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Signature: Name on Card:

Mail exam registration form to:

American Translators Association
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 590
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 USA

Fax exam registration form to:               
+1-703-683-6122