The following documentation of experience and education prerequisites is required by ATINS for candidates wishing to register for the certification exam:
Candidates with a bachelor degree in translation or equivalent education* must provide documentary proof of their education. They must also prove that they have one year of full-time experience in translation or the equivalent thereof (e.g. letters from employers, invoices showing number of words translated, actual texts translated, etc.).
Candidates who do not meet the education requirement must prove that they have four years of full-time experience in translation or the equivalent thereof.
Below is a table showing the word-equivalent of one year and four years of full-time experience:
(word count for non-official languages is based on the official language text, e.g. Russian to English: English word count is submitted)
Please note that translation experience must have been acquired within the five years preceding the application for certification exam.