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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:

INFORMATION SESSION REGISTRATION DEADLINEMANDATORY INFORMATION SESSIONEXAM REGISTRATION DEADLINEMANDATORY TECH SESSION & PRACTICE TESTEXAM DATES
February 8, 2024February 24, 2024March 28, 2024April 13, 2024April 20, 2024
August 8, 2024August 24, 2024September 26, 2024October 12, 2024October 19, 2024
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
OPENOnline / Two ExamsJanuary 11, 2024February 10, 2024January 20 - February 2February 3 - February 9
CLOSEDIn Person / Two ExamsMarch 21, 2024April 13, 2024March 23 - April 5April 6 - April 12
CLOSEDIn Person / Two ExamsAugust 1, 2024August 24, 2024August 3 - August 16August 17 - August 23
CLOSEDOnline / Two ExamsOctober 10, 2024November 9, 2024October 19 - November 1November 2 - November 8

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 Practice ExamsJanuary 11, 2024February 10, 2024January 20 - February 2February 3 - February 9
CLOSEDAt-Home OR In-Person Practice ExamsMarch 21, 2024April 13, 2024March 23 - April 5April 6 - April 12
CLOSEDAt-Home OR In-Person Practice ExamsAugust 1, 2024August 24, 2024August 3 - August 16August 17 - August 23
CLOSEDAt-Home Practice ExamsOctober 10, 2024November 9, 2024October 19 - November 1November 2 - November 8

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)
20242024
CLOSEDIn person / Two exams
(handwritten or personal laptop)
20242024
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