American Translators Association ATA
|Name||American Translators Association|
|Contact Name||Trish Boward|
|Contact Title||Membership Assistant|
|Contact Phone||1-703-683-6100 3001|
|Address||225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 590|
|City||Alexandria, VA 22314|
|Description||The American Translators Association (ATA) is the largest professional association of translators and interpreters in the United States. The association has 10,000 members. Membership is available to both individuals and organizations. Members are primarily translators, interpreters and language company owners, but there are also project managers and other professionals.
Among the services offered by the ATA are:
Does not have admission criteria (or not applicable).
The ATA certification program was implemented in 1973. More than 2,000 ATA members are currently certified, many in more than one language pair. A testament to a translator's professional competence to translate from one specific language to another, certification is awarded after a candidate passes an open-book examination administered under controlled conditions.
It is possible to be a member of ATA without being certified. (Most of ATA's 10,000 members are not certified.)