What is the difference between a translator and an interpreter?
Translators and interpreters perform similar tasks, but in different settings. A translator converts written material from one language (the source language) into a different language (the target language), while an interpreter converts spoken material, for example during a conference, meeting, or a telephone call.
How can I get ATA certified?
CTA hosts one certification exam sitting per year in the Denver/Boulder area during our Annual Conference, and other sittings are held across the country throughout the year. For information and registration, visit www.atanet.org/certification.
How do I get on your email list?
As a member, you become automatically part of our general email list to receive CTA’s main communications. We also have a Yahoo discussion group for members only. More information about this can be found in the Member Area.
Where can I find CTA on social media?
We have a Facebook page, LinkedIn page and a Twitter account. Please visit the Resources page for more information. In addition, CTA offers a members-only Facebook group and a Yahoo discussion group.
What is your mailing address?
P.O. Box 20452, Boulder Colorado 80303.
How do I renew my membership?
Our new membership system is fully automated. Shortly before your membership expires, you will be notified by email of your membership renewal. This email notice will contain instructions on how to renew.
Is my membership prorated if I pay after July 1st?
Yes, anyone becoming a new member or renewing their membership between July 1 and December 31 of any given year, will pay prorated membership dues.
Do I need to renew my membership in January?
Yes, our membership drive starts each year on January 1st.
How long will I have to renew my membership dues?
After January 1st, you will have forty days, until February 10th, to renew your account. This will give you time to renew your membership at the renewal rate without loss of benefits. After the renewal period, your account will become inactive and you will only be able to reactivate your account at the new-member rate. During the renewal period, your profile will remain in the online directory.
I have missed the forty-day renewal period. Can I still renew?
Absolutely, you can always renew your membership. However, after the renewal period you can only renew at the new-member rate, instead of the discounted renewal rate. To pay your membership at any time after the renewal period, log in using your username (not your email address) and you will automatically be directed to the payment page to renew your membership.
I want to renew and am logged in, but am not redirected to the payment page. What do I do?
If you are not redirected to the payment page, that means one of two things:
1. Your membership is active. You do not need to do anything at this time.
2. You logged in using your email address instead of your username. Please log out and log in using your username. If you do not remember your username, you can either recover it by clicking on the “Recover username/password” link, or you can go to “Join CTA > Renew your Membership” to make your payment.
Does my ATA membership also count for CTA?
No, unfortunately that is not the case. Although CTA is an ATA chapter, our membership systems are separate. ATA members are not automatically members of CTA and vice versa.
Do I need to be a CTA member to take the ATA exam?
No, candidates for the ATA exam must join ATA at least four weeks prior to the exam date, but do not need to be CTA members. For more information, please visit the page ATA Certification Exam.