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ATA, founded in 1959, is the largest professional association of translators and interpreters in the U.S. with over 8,500 members in over 60 countries. ATA's primary goals include fostering and supporting the professional development of translators and interpreters and promoting the translation and interpreting professions.
The Association has established a number of standing and ad hoc committees to address issues that affect individual ATA members as well as the organization as a whole. Committee Chairs, all of whom must be voting members of the Association, are appointed by the ATA President. The ATA Bylaws designate the following standing committees: Executive, Finance and Audit, Ethics, Active Membership Review, and Nominating. The purpose of each standing committee is also outlined in the Bylaws. Other committees, whether standing or ad hoc, are established as needed by the Board of Directors. ATA is a volunteer-driven organization and member participation is the strength behind many of the Association's programs and events. There are many opportunities for members to get involved, give back to the Association, work with fellow members, and broaden their professional network. Chairing a committee or becoming a committee member is just one way to play a more active role in the Association.
Policies and Procedures
American Translators Association, Inc. (“ATA”) is a nonprofit professional association of translators and interpreters dedicated to the promotion and recognition of the translation and interpretation professions and, in particular, to the formulation and maintenance of standards of professional ethics, practices, and competence. Therefore, the ATA has adopted a Code of Professional Conduct and Business Practices (the “Code”) to guide ATA members. Violations of the Code or Article III, Section 6 of the ATA Bylaws may result in sanctions imposed under these Procedures. These Procedures are adopted to provide “due process” to members and protect the integrity of the ATA Ethics process.
Certification Program Mission
The mission of the ATA Certification Committee is to implement an examination program to evaluate the competence of translators according to guidelines that reflect current professional practice.Certification offers objective evidence to both translator and client that the translator possesses professional competence in a specific language combination. Passing the certification exam automatically converts an Associate membership to an Active membership (or to Corresponding membership for those who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents). Student members, who have paid discounted membership dues, must advance to Active or Corresponding membership by paying the additional $65 in dues. Active and Corresponding members are entitled to be listed as ATA-certified in the Directory of Translation and Interpreting Services. Only Active and Corresponding members may vote in Association matters. Certified translators may refer to their certification in their résumés, business stationery, cards, and other related materials, provided they specify the language pair(s) and direction(s).