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Deadline for registrations:
January 17, 2020
Cost: $235.00, plus tax
per language combination

[To register and pay for this event, you must contact the ATIO Secretariat by sending an email to [email protected].]

 

Once an applicant’s ATIO Application Package is reviewed and accepted by the ATIO Secretariat, applicants in TRANSLATION must successfully pass the Entrance Exam in order to be considered a Candidate for Certification in Translation of ATIO.

Only approved applicants in translation are eligible to write the Entrance Exam. (An “applicant” is a person who has paid the $90 application fee and has been advised that their ATIO Application Package has been reviewed and accepted by the ATIO Secretariat.)

Passing the Entrance Exam does not make an applicant certified.

At this time, no Entrance Exam is required for applicants interested in joining as an Interpreter or Terminologist.

Click here for more details on our application process and to learn more about the admission criteria.

Exam Format

Translate one (1) text based on your language combination (i.e. From Source Language to Target language).  You will have provided this information as part of your ATIO Application Package.

Schedule

  • – Morning Session 10 AM to 12 PM: English to Other language exam
  • – Afternoon Session 1 PM to 3 PM: Other language to English exam

 

Exam Day Regulations

  • – Only registered applicants can write the exam.
  • – Applicants will be given 2 hours to translate a text of about 175 to 200 words.
  • – Applicants will be provided with lined sheets, source text and a black pen.
  • – Applicants must arrive 20 minutes early for registration with proof of identification (they must show a driver’s licence or any other 2 pieces of identification).
  • – No one will be admitted more than 10 minutes after the commencement of the examination.
  • – The use of print materials such as dictionaries and other reference works ARE PERMITTED during the examination.
  • – The use of any electronic device during the examination is strictly prohibited.  Electronic devices include, but are not limited to, cell phones, BlackBerries®, iPods®, laptops and tablet computers.  Any such use will lead to your disqualification; the examination will not be marked and the fee will not be refunded.

 

Please also note

  • – To ensure anonymity, papers will be identified only by a number.
  • – Each exam is marked by two markers.
  • – The pass mark is 70 percent.
  • – Applicants will be notified of their results by e-mail, and a mark will be indicated only in the event of failure. Examination papers will not be returned to applicants. The minimum time required for marking exams is six (6) weeks.
  • – An appeal process is available for Entrance Exams.
  • – Practising as much as possible prior to the exam is always a good idea. Applicants can use any newspaper, magazine or other source texts to practise. By clicking here, you will see some sample texts from past CTTIC Translation Exams (in English only).
  • – The fees associated to this exam will not be reimbursed.

The rescheduling and cancellation policies can be found at the bottom of this page.

Entrance Exam Rescheduling Policy

Effective August 30, 2019

Requests to reschedule must be emailed to [email protected].

After exam registration: (Starting August 30, 2019)

– If an applicant wishes to reschedule their entrance exam, they will pay a penalty of 25% of the exam price.

– The applicant may reschedule ONCE without penalty.

Three weeks before the exam:

– If an applicant reschedules their exam between one and three weeks before their scheduled exam date, they will receive a 50% refund.

– The applicant must pay in full (100%) for a new exam date.

7 days or less before the exam:

– Reschedule requests received within this period will not be refunded.

– The applicant must pay in full (100%) for a new exam date.

Exception

The only exception to the above is if an applicant falls ill on the exam day. In such cases, upon receipt of a doctor’s report, ATIO may refund a maximum of 50%.

Entrance Exam Cancellation Policy:

Effective August 30, 2019

Requests to cancel must be emailed to [email protected].

After exam registration: (Starting August 30, 2019)

– If an applicant wishes to cancel their entrance exam, they will pay a penalty fee of 25% of the exam price.

– The applicant may cancel once without penalty.

Three weeks before the exam:

– If an applicant cancels their exam between one and three weeks before their scheduled exam date, they will receive a 50% refund.

7 days or less before the exam:

– Cancellation requests received within this period will not be refunded.

– The applicant must pay in full (100%) for a new exam date.

Exception

The only exception to the above is if an applicant falls ill on the exam day. In such cases, upon receipt of a doctor’s report, ATIO may refund 50%.

 
Start:
February 8, 2020
End:
February 8, 2020
Location:
***EXACT LOCATION and exam schedule details will be sent to each Applicant prior to the exam.
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