Arab Professional Translators Society Bylaws
Certification Test Procedures
ACCREDITED and ASSOCIATE Membership
Important Notice: To become a full member of Arab Professional
Translators Society, you are required to take our certification examination.
You can obtain a certificate
and a certified member stamp.
Translator/Interpreter contacts APTS Member Services at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to apply for the test. The applicant's CV must be attached to the application. APTS Member Services may request other information or documentation as may be required.
All candidates for the certification test must meet education and
experience prerequisites. Candidates for ACCREDITED MEMBERSHIP must hold a
BACHELOR DEGREE AS A MINIMUM, and must provide
proof of education and work experience. Candidates for ASSOCIATE
MEMBERSHIP must have at least FOUR years of experience in translation
Candidates must also carefully
Professional Code of Ethics.
Accredited members are university graduates who pass our certification
Associate members are professional translators with at least 4 years of
experience in translation/interpreting who pass our certification test.
Accredited members receive certificates, membership cards and certified
member stamps. Associate members receive certificates and membership
APTS Member Services find the nearest examiner to the
APTS Member Services contact the Examiner to check availability and
set an appointment.
APTS Member Services selects test questions commensurate with the
candidate’s qualifications and experience, and sends the test questions
to the examiner, Test duration is two (2) hours. The test fee is
US $ 50, payable to the Certification Examiner, for his/her time and
Examiner administers the test. Examiner shall provide a PC with MS
Word, dictionaries and Internet connection. Alternatively, the
Translator/Interpreter may also use his/her own portable PC, and may use any
media/knowledgebase he/she normally uses at his place of work.
Examiner emails the soft MS Word file to APTS Member Services.
Examiner prints the test answers. Both the Translator/Interpreter and
the Examiner sign all the test pages.
In the event an objection is raised by the Translator/Interpreter on
test results, the Examiner sends the signed test papers as .PDF to APTS
Member Services, if needed. Otherwise, the Examiner shall keep the signed
papers on file.
APTS Member Services send the test results to both the translator and
APTS Member Services forward test results to the Certification
Committee for grading. Committee Members are not informed of the
Translator’s/Interpreter’s name. The test result is reported back to APTS
Member Services as “Pass or Fail” only. However, Committee Members must keep
a detailed record of the graded papers, to be used if needed.
APTS Member Services informs the Translator/Interpreter of the test
Any communication related to test results or the testing process must
be addressed to APTS Member Services only. Committee Members and
Translators/Interpreters taking the test may not communicate directly.
(Important Notice: Tests are no longer available
online. Please contact a certification examiner in your country to take
the test. All certifications obtained through online testing will expire on December 31st, 2014.
All Members are
urged to renew their certification by re-taking the test in person under
the supervision of Certification Examiners. MAINTAINING VALID
CREDENTIALS is an essential requirement for MAINTAINING APTS
We will issue new certificates "in Arabic and English" to
replace the old certificates. Translators who tested "in-person" and
already ordered and received certificates will be issued new
certificates to be sent to them by Aramex/DHL free of charge.