ATIS Orientation Session and Admission Exam
To become an associate member of ATIS, you must attend a mandatory information session and pass a translation exam. The information session explains the role of ATIS, the translation profession, the certification process and the code of ethics enforced by ATIS. The information session is free and is held in Regina in February and Saskatoon in September. Those who have attended the information session in the past are not required to attend it again but are encouraged to do so. The translation exam is then held approximately one month later in March in Regina and October in Saskatoon. The fee for writing the translation exam is $200 and must be paid online by the stated deadline. Becoming an associate member of ATIS is your first step to becoming a certified translator.
The translation exam involves the translation of one text of a general nature which is approximately 175-200 words in length in your chosen language combination. Please note that it is recommended to write the exam from your additional language into your mother tongue. You have two hours to complete the test and may bring any written reference material you wish to use. Computers or electronic devices or materials are not permitted. You are not required to write the translation exam immediately following the information session.
Practice exam texts can be found here.
For more information please e-mail Michael Zimmermann, ATIS Exam Coordinator at