Exam Information

To become an associate member of ATIA, you must pass the examination process for EITHER Interpreters OR Translators.

After you become an associate member, you can write the examinations for other membership categories or language combinations.

Associate-level examinations are held online twice per year (Spring/Fall). 

Step 1: Pass the prerequisite examinations (held in spring and fall). All candidates must pass ATIA’s Code of Ethics examination. Translators must pass an English Proficiency Examination.

Step 2: Translators who pass the Code of Ethics examination and the English Proficiency Examination will write the Translation examination (in the language combination confirmed at registration/payment time and prior to sitting the English Proficiency Examination). Interpreters who pass the Code of Ethics examination will then submit their Application Form (see links to specific forms here).

ATIA holds the national certification examinations (CTTIC) twice a year and ATIA members are notified of the dates.

To register for an exam, visit our events page. Be sure to register prior to the deadline to ensure your spot is reserved. For questions, contact ATIA today.

Due to Covid 19 we moved to online examinations.  The fall prerequisite exams will be held January 30, 2021 [click this link for further details].  The fall associate translation exam will be held in February/March 2021.  The next certification exam (CTTIC) will be held in 2021 date tba.