Orientation Session and Admission Exam

Becoming an associate member of ATIS is the first step to becoming a certified translator. To become an associate member of ATIS, candidates must attend a mandatory information session and pass a translation exam.


ATIS Orientation Session

The information session explains

  • The role of ATIS
  • The translation profession
  • The certification process
  • The code of ethics enforced by ATIS


The information session is free and can be held

  • In person in Regina or in Saskatoon
  • Virtually
  • Both in-person and virtually


Those who have attended the information session in the past are not required to attend it again but are encouraged to do so. Participants are not required to write the translation exam immediately following the information session.

For dates and details, consult ATIS blog regularly or subscribe to ATIS mailing list to get the latest information.


Admission Exam

The translation exam is held approximately one month later in Regina or Saskatoon. The admission exam fee must be paid prior to take the admission exam.

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. The exam lasts two (2) hours.

Candidates may bring any written reference material they wish to use. Computers or electronic devices or materials are not permitted.

It is recommended to write the exam from an additional language into a mother tongue.

For dates and details, consult ATIS blog regularly or subscribe to ATIS mailing list to get the latest information.