About ATA

ATA, founded in 1959, is the largest professional association of translators and interpreters in the U.S. with nearly 11,000 members in more than 95 countries. ATA's primary goals include fostering and supporting the professional development of translators and interpreters and promoting the translation and interpreting professions.

ATA is a professional association founded to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters. Its 11,000 members in more than 90 countries include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies.

Association membership is available to individuals (Active, Corresponding, Associate, Student) and organizations (Corporate, Institutional).

What we do

One of ATA's primary missions is to promote the professional development of translators and interpreters. Certification offerings and buyer assistance are included to provide professional development.

How we do it


ATA Annual conference: A four-day international event offering language professionals more than 150 continuing education sessions, seminars, and workshops.

Divisions: These ATA professional-interest communities provide members with specialty- and language-specific resources and networking.

Chapters and Affiliates: ATA chapters and affiliates provide networking opportunities, information, and support services to members on the local level, and act as liaisons with the national association.