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ATIO PREREQUISITE EXAMS

Individuals who wish to join ATIO or ATIO Professionals who would like to expand their professional qualifications must attend a mandatory information session followed by passing two prerequisite exams. Certified Affiliates must attend the information session and pass the Code of Ethics exam only.

The prerequisite exams consist of a Language Proficiency Exam and a Code of Ethics Exam.

To sign up to receive notices and for more details on ATIO’s eligibility requirements, click here.

Only attendees of the mandatory information session will receive the package containing documents to review before they register for the prerequisite exams on the form provided. 

Click here for more details on the Prerequisite Exams.

The Prerequisite Exams are held online between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the following dates:

PREREQUISITE EXAM SCHEDULE:

REGISTRATION
STATUS
MANDATORY INFORMATION SESSIONEXAM REGISTRATION DEADLINEMANDATORY TECH SESSION & PRACTICE TESTEXAM DATES
CLOSEDFebruary 4, 2023March 17, 2023March 25, 2023April 1, 2023
CLOSEDAugust 12, 2023September 28, 2023October 7, 2023October 14, 2023
Only Information Session attendees are eligible to register for the prerequisite exams.

ATIO ENTRANCE EXAMS

Registrants who pass both prerequisite exams will be invited to apply in the language combination for which they wrote the exams.

Approved applicants in translation are required to sit for the ATIO Entrance Exam. Successful applicants are then admitted to ATIO as a Candidate for Certification and are eligible to sit for the CTTIC Translation Certification Exam. Please know that passing the Entrance Exam does not make you a Certified ATIO Member. There is no Entrance Exam required for applicants in interpreting or terminology.

To become an applicant, click here.

Click here for more details on the Entrance Exams.

The Entrance Exams are held between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in Ottawa, Toronto, and between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. online on the following dates:

ENTRANCE EXAM SCHEDULE:

REGISTRATION
STATUS
FORMAT & NUMBER OF EXAMS PER DATEREGISTRATION DEADLINEEXAM DATESCANCEL/RESCHEDULE POLICY
50% Refund
CANCEL/RESCHEDULE POLICY
0% Refund
OPENIn Person / Two ExamsJanuary 13, 2023February 4, 2023January 14 - January 27January 28 - February 3
OPENOnline / One ExamMay 5, 2023June 3, 2023May 13 - May 26May 27 - June 2
CLOSEDIn Person / Two ExamsAugust 4, 2023August 26, 2023August 5 - August 18August 19 - August 25
CLOSEDOnline / One ExamOctober 27, 2023November 25, 2023November 4 - November 17November 18 - November 24

ATIO PRACTICE EXAM

This exam provides translators the opportunity to practice writing an exam in similar conditions to the CTTIC Certification Exam. Click here for more details on the Practice Exam.

Candidates for Certification can choose to write the Practice Exam at home or during a scheduled Practice Exam between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the following dates (non-ATIO members may not write the Practice Exam at home):

PRACTICE EXAM SCHEDULE:

REGISTRATION
STATUS
FORMAT & NUMBER OF EXAMS PER DATEREGISTRATION DEADLINEEXAM DATESCANCEL/RESCHEDULE POLICY
50% Refund
CANCEL/RESCHEDULE POLICY
0% Refund
OPENAt-Home OR In-Person Practice ExamsJanuary 13, 2023February 4, 2023January 14 - January 27January 28 - February 3
OPENAt-Home Practice ExamsMay 5, 2023June 3, 2023May 13 - May 26May 27 - June 2
OPENAt-Home OR In-Person Practice ExamsAugust 4, 2023August 26, 2023August 5 - August 18August 19 - August 25
OPENAt-Home Practice ExamsSeptember 8, 2023September 30, 2023September 9 - September 22September 23 - September 29

CTTIC CERTIFICATION EXAM

Only Candidates for Certification in good standing with the Association may register for the CTTIC Certification Exam in their professional category and language combination.

The Certification Exam is held in in Ottawa, Toronto, and online on the following dates:

CTTIC CERTIFICATION EXAM SCHEDULE:

REGISTRATION
STATUS
FORMAT AND NUMBER OF EXAMS PER DATEREGISTRATION DEADLINECERTIFICATION EXAM DATESCANCEL/RESCHEDULE POLICY
50% Refund
CANCEL/RESCHEDULE POLICY
0% Refund
CLOSEDIn person / Two exams
(handwritten or personal laptop)
April 21, 2023May 27, 2023
May 6 - May 19May 20 - May 26
CLOSEDOnline / One examSeptember 22, 2023October 25, 2023
October 28, 2023
October 3 - October 18October 19 - October 27
CLOSEDIn person / Two exams
(handwritten or personal laptop)
October 27, 2023November 25, 2023November 4 - November 17November 18 -November 24
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