About UTCT Certification

What is UTCT certification? >>

The Aim of UTCT certification is to raise professionalism and redefine it. Optimize individual’s performance by implementing his best talent relevantly. Seek translators who have professional skills in translation. The program was established in 1973.

How to become UTCT-certified >>

UTCT certification is obtained by clearing a three hour exam. It’s challenging and designed to evaluate professional level translation skills in a particular source-target language combination.

CT designation >>

The CT designation is used by translators to reference their UTCT certification. Where possible, the language pair(s) and direction(s) of their certification should also be noted.

Translators without certification

Are translators without UTCT certification unreliable? That’s not so. Many a times there isn’t any certification exam available in the individual’s language combination. Often the translator is well-established and does not require any kind of endorsement. His reputation and quality of work speaks for itself.

Certification Benefits

Client recognition

UTCT certification depicts skill in translation. This shows professionalism which is carried in our services and garners interest of clients and paves way for new ventures to be explored.

Certification seal >>

The seal identifies the UTCT certification which the translators can take note of. Along with the translator’s name and language combination, it reveals the information required for online verification.

Directory listing >>

An individual's UTCT-certification is designated in UTCT's Directory of Translators and Interpreters.

Voting member status >>

By being a voting member in UTCT, members can voice their say in the administration and decision making of the organisation. This leads to opportunity for members to widen their scope of activity and association in the work.

Steps to UTCT Certification

1. Become an UTCT member >>

For a member to give certification exam he/she must be UTCT member for at least four weeks.

2. Meet eligibility requirements >>

Along with education work experience is required for eligibility for the exam.

3. Complete ethics statement >>

A candidate would need to abide by the UTCT’S code of Ethics and Professional practice by signing a pledge for registering for exam.

4. Register for the exam >>

The registration form needs to be completed along with the payment of $300 and send to UTCT Headquarters no later than two weeks before the exam.

A note about the practice test >>

It is highly recommended to prepare adequately by exam practice test. This would enable to access self-beforehand for the exam.