Associate Level Prerequisite Exams – Spring 2024 ~ Registration now closed

April 6, 2024 9:15 am - 2:30 pm


Here are the details for the Prerequisite Exams to be held online April 6, 2024:

Important First Steps:

  • It is mandatory for All candidates to watch this “Information Presentation
    • [note: this pre-recorded presentation replaces the Information Presentation previously provided online through Zoom]
  • It is mandatory for All candidates to fill in thisLanguage Combination & Direction formafter watching the above presentation.
  • Candidates will receive an “information package” of documents with valuable information ONLY upon completion of the above Language Combination & Direction form. 

Prerequisite Exams:

    • Code of Ethics Exam (Translators/Interpreters ($45)
      • Case Study and multiple choice questions. Test time:  60 minutes
      • 9:15 am to 9:44 am report in time.  Test start time is 10:00 am
    • English Proficiency Exam for Translators ($45)
      • Candidates writing into English must pass an Editing test; candidates writing from English must pass a Reading-comprehension test (so you can only register for one language combination at a time).  Editing test time:  90 minutes – Reading-comprehension test time:  60 minutes
      • 12:15 pm to 12:44 pm is report in time.  Test start time is 1:00 pm
    • Reading Comprehension for Interpreters Exam ($45)
      • Tests the candidates reading-comprehension in English.  Multiple choice questions related to short reading selections.  Test time:  90 minutes
      • 12:15 pm to 12:44 pm is report in time.  Test start time is 1:00 pm

Exams Payment / Registration:

  • Register and Pay below.
  • Full refunds will be granted for cancellation of registration only if the Exam Coordinator is informed of the decision by e-mail within 10 days of the exam date. After that time no refund will be issued.
    • Examinations: Refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will only be given to those candidates who miss the exam due to medical reasons, provided a doctor’s note is submitted to the exams coordinator at least 24 hours prior to, or within two weeks following the exam. Refunds will not be given for any other reason. Alternate arrangements to write the exam cannot be made.
    • Registration Fees cannot be applied to other ATIA events or exams and cannot be carried forward to future examinations.
    • Candidates must be either a Canadian Citizen and resident of Alberta or a Permanent Resident of Canada and reside in Alberta.  Photo ID is required for entry into the exams.
  • ALL registrations MUST be completed through ATIA’s website.
  • Following Registration and within one week of exam date, candidates will receive exam instructions and rules.
  • Questions:  Contact Examinations Coordinator by e-mail at or by leaving a message at 780-434-8384 (Edmonton and area), 1-888-434-2842 toll free.
  • Registration Deadline:  March 21, 2024 – 5:30 pm MST Firm

Exam Preparation Webinars:

  • Exam Preparation Webinars are offered:  For details go to the ‘Events/Exams” header on our website or click the following link:  Events/Exams 
  • These exam preparation webinars are not mandatory but highly recommended for all candidates taking the exams!

To Register and pay below, click “Add to Cart” only on the Exam/s you are registering and paying for, next click on “Cart” button to proceed to the cart summary, fill in all the fields then click proceed to checkout.  

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