Frequently Asked Questions

My language pair does not include English, or is very rare. Can I still join ATIS?

ATIS welcomes any language combination, as long as one of the languages is English or French. Please feel free to request more information on a specific language.

What are the advantages of being a member of ATIS?

All members of ATIS—both associate and certified—are listed in the directory on the ATIS Web site. It is an excellent way to promote yourself to prospective clients. ATIS members are also welcome to attend the annual general meeting in May and the fall meeting in November...
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Do you offer continuing education?

One of the objectives of ATIS is to promote the training of qualified translators and interpreters. ATIS provides a half-day workshop at our spring AGM and fall meeting free of charge to our members. We try to find topics of interest to all language combinations. From time to time, we also...
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How do I become a certified translator?

Certification can be obtained in one of two ways. Once you have passed the entrance exam and become an associate member of ATIS, you can either apply for certification by writing the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC) national certification exam,...
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How much does it cost to write the exam?

Exam fees are as follows, and are payable in full at time of application:   Admission exam - $200 CTTIC certification exam: $200

How much do ATIS members charge for their services?

Fees for translation and interpretation are not set by ATIS, but negotiated between translator/interpreter and client.

How do I become a member?

In order to become a member of ATIS, candidates must pass the ATIS admission exam, which is a translation of approximately 175 to 200 words. Certified translators from other provincial translation associations or orders in Canada may apply for membership if they are members in good...
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