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Earn your ATA certification this September!

ATA certification is a great boost to a translator’s credentials. Maybe you’ve been thinking about getting certified for a while now. Fortunately for you, the test is coming to San Diego, thanks to ATISDA! We’re hosting a computerized sitting this September.

All of the details are on our Facebook event page and included below for your convenience.

ATA Exam Sitting in San Diego (Computerized)

The Association of Translators & Interpreters in the San Diego Area (ATISDA) will host an American Translators Association (ATA) exam sitting on Sunday, September 8th, 2019.

This will be a computerized exam. At computerized sittings, candidates have the option of completing the exam on their own laptops. If you are not familiar with this option, please read more about it here:

Arrangements for taking the certification exam are made through ATA Headquarters. The fee of $525 includes all administrative and grading expenses. ATA Headquarters must receive registration with payment of $525 at least two weeks before the exam is administered. You must be a member prior to registering for an exam. It is advised that you join ATA at least four weeks before the exam date to allow time for paperwork to be processed.

ATISDA invites you to use the Facebook event page to post any information or tips related to the test.

Would you like to join a study group?
Would you like to invite people to join your study group?

Even if you are not planning on taking the ATA exam this year, you could help us by posting interesting questions.

If you are already ATA certified we would love to hear your advice and thoughts on this topic!

Sunday, September 8th, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.)

Venue sponsored by Champions For Health
5575 Ruffin Road
Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92123

Free onsite parking

$525 per exam

Please visit to register for the exam.
Please note that candidate must be a member of ATA prior to the exam date. All sittings have a maximum capacity and admission is based on the order in which registrations are received at Headquarters.

Should you have any questions, please contact Yolanda Secos at

Best of luck to all those taking the test!