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ATA Exam Sittings

The ATA Examination

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most exam sittings have been canceled. Those being held will follow social distancing and other recommended practices. See link at bottom for future exam dates.

The ATA certification examination is administered in various cities in this country and abroad throughout the year. NETA itself has for years sponsored a sitting on the Sunday following our annual conference in April or May.

You must have been a member of ATA for at least four weeks prior to the exam and satisfy other ATA requirements in order to sit for the exam. You may wish to take practice tests as part of your preparation. 

A completed registration form, along with payment of $500, must be received by ATA headquarters at least two weeks before the exam is administered. There is limited seating capacity. Late registrations may be accepted under conditions set forth by ATA.

Complete information on the ATA Certification Program: Or download their handbook.

ATA-certified translators under the age of 60 must earn 20 Continuing Education Credits over a three-year period of time in order to maintain their certification credential. 

Each spring, NETA's conference committee submits a preliminary program to the ATA, which informs us of the number of credits that ATA-certified translators who attend the annual NETA Conference are eligible to earn. Attendance certificates for this and other certifications will be available.

 To check for future exams:


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