Trados Certification

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What is the Trados certification program?

The Trados Certification Program is the industry's premier technology-based certification which provides a recognized standard of excellence in Trados software knowledge. It's a comprehensive professional education program designed to develop and validate expertise in the use of Trados translation productivity tools. 

The Trados Certification program is designed to help educate the Trados user community on the latest technological developments and best practices in translation technology, terminology management, machine translation and automated quality assurance checks. 

There are different Trados Certification options for Translators and Project Managers: Trados Studio, MultiTerm and Post-Editing Machine Translation.

To enable RWS to register you for the any of our Certification exams and issue your certificates Trados will have to process your Personal data. In providing these services Trados may use services of third parties located in and outside the EU with which Trados will have appropriate data processing agreements. Further information on the processing of personal data by RWS available in the RWS Privacy Notice at RWS Privacy.

Trados Certification Options available for Translators

There are 3 levels of certification exams and training offered to translators for Trados Studio and 1 level for MultiTerm.

Additional Certification Options for Project Managers

There is 1 level of certification for Project Managers in Trados Studio and MultiTerm.

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What are the requirements to get your team started with Trados Certification?

  1. Own a legal, company-registered license(s) of Trados Studio. 
  2. Study / Prepare to pass the suggested level - Trados Approved Training courses will help you prepare for certification. 
  3. On successful completion of the each exam will award Trados Certification for the corresponding level. You will also receive a link to download a certification logo that can be displayed in your email signature or on your website. 

If you have any further queries or require help with booking your training then please contact us.

How do you transition your Trados certification from Trados Studio 2017 and MultiTerm 2017 to 2019?

Trados Studio Certification for Translators:

If you have already passed any of the Trados Studio 2017 exams prior to the 27 August, 2018 you will be given the opportunity to take the Trados Studio 2019 New Features exam. If you pass that you will be have your specific Certification updated to the 2019 version. For example, if you have passed Trados Studio 2017 Level 1 exam and then pass the Trados Studio 2019 New Features exam, you will receive Trados Studio 2019 Level 1 Certification

MultiTerm Certification for Translators:

Anyone with MultiTerm 2017 Certification will be given access to take the MultiTerm 2019 exam.

Trados Studio Certification for Project Managers:

If you have the Trados Studio 2017 for Project Managers exam you will be given the opportunity to take the Trados Studio 2019 New Features exam. If you pass the New Features exam you will receive Trados Studio 2019 for Project Managers Certification

MultiTerm Certification:

Anyone with MultiTerm 2017 Certification will be given access to take the MultiTerm 2019 exam.

If you have older versions of the Trados Studio or MultiTerm exams in your SDL Account but have not yet taken them, they will remain in your SDL My Account. To keep your Trados Certification current individuals will need to purchase and take the new Trados Studio and MultiTerm 2019 exams.


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