The process for becoming Certified is simple:
- Select your certification exam for Trados Studio.
- To help you prepare for your certification exam we recommend you take the relevant Trados Approved Training course or work through the course manual and sample files provided as part of your Trados Certification exam.
- You can move up the Certification ladder by mastering each level
This depends largely on your current experience in using Trados technology. Some translators and project managers pass on the first attempt. Others who are just starting with the software prefer to take training courses or simply download our courseware to prepare themselves for the exams.
Find out more about our training options to prepare you for the exams.
If you have already passed any of the Trados Studio 2019 exams, you can buy the Trados Studio 2021 New Features exam via our online store. If you pass that you will be have your specific Certification updated to the 2021 version.
If you have older versions of the Trados Studio exams in your RWS Account but have not yet taken them, they will remain in your RWS Account. To keep your Trados Certification current, individuals will need to purchase and take the new Trados Studio 2021 exams.
Trainer-Led Classroom courses are practical 1-day training sessions that can either be held at your company's office or through one of our Approved Training facilities.
Trainer-Led Online training is a 3-hour training session delivered online (WebEx) by a live trainer.
The Trados Certification program has been developed with the aim of helping freelance translators achieve their professional development and career advancement goals. Additionally, all major translation community websites such as Proz.com, Aquarius, TRADUguide, have recognized the importance of technology Certification alongside linguistic credentials and have added fields to display Trados Certification in their translator's profile area. Search results from these websites have shown that outsourcers actively look for persons who have the Trados Certification credential as a means of validating their level of expertise in the world's leading translation technology tools.
For Translation Agencies:
Translation companies around the world have shown great interest in the Trados Certification program as they can see the benefits of ensuring a level of competency in translation software for themselves. Currently there are over 200 Language Service Providers around the world who have embraced the program. Additionally most of these companies are using the Trados Certification as a way to add value and attract more business, by differentiating themselves from the competition and actively demonstrating to their clients how they can leverage the efficiencies in the technology to their benefit.