Top 4 Reasons Why Professionals Are Completing Translator Certification Programs

Top 4 Reasons Why Professionals Are Completing Translator Certification Programs

Within this piece we are going to provide some advice and insight into why professionals in the translation industry are completing translator certification programs. We have had first hand experience with speaking with these professionals and are going to share what we see as the top 4 reasons why participants join these programs.

1) The #1 reason that translators join these programs is for the practical training - the translation industry can be lonely, unless you are working with friends or classmates it is easy to feel very alone while working in this area and this practical training can help encourage you to keep on working at it until you are a success.

2) The next most popular reason is the boost in qualifications and resume quality after earning such a certification. Depending on the certification program you can typically add that you are a "candidate" of the program while you are still completing it on your resume, and even this could help you get more work in the industry.

3) Some translation designation programs are available 100% online and this makes them easy for professionals working full time to complete. This is one of the reasons why these programs are becoming more popular.

4) The last reason that professionals complete these programs is because they combine a testing of translation knowledge and industry best practices while most courses or classes only focus on improving your language skills, cultural knowledge, or provide you with information on what it is like to actually work within the translation industry.

This overview draws out the top 4 reasons why professionals are joining translation designation programs, hopefully this helps shed on this area that is traditionally hard to learn more about.

That being said, most translators can gain an edge within the industry by completing a translator certification program such as the Certified Translation Professional (CTP)


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By Adriana Tassini

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