ATA Continuing Education Approval Request Form

General Information:

ATA maintains a database of approved events at which ATA-certified members may earn continuing education points (CEPs).

For events not listed, an ATA approval request must be completed and submitted to ATA Headquarters.

Approval may be requested either prior to an event or after an event, with the understanding that the approval may be denied if documentation is insufficient or if the educational content does not meet ATA criteria.

Individuals and groups requesting CEPs will be notified by ATA Headquarters that the event has been approved for a particular number of CEPs or that the request is denied.

Individuals must keep track of their earned CEPs and report them to ATA Headquarters every three years upon request.

ATA offers one CEP per hour for approved seminars, workshops, conferences and presentations, based on full hours (not including meals, breaks, networking sessions, etc.) up to a maximum of 5 CEPs per day, no more than 10 CEPs per event. No partial hours will be counted.

ATA offers a maximum of 5 CEPs for an approved college, university, or other course regardless of its length.

All ATA Chapter educational events are automatically eligible for CEPs. Events not sponsored by ATA or ATA Chapters must be approved individually.

Tips for Completing the Form

Provide a description of the content of the event or presentation—two or three sentences should be sufficient. You should explain how this event is related to professional translation.

• If this is a conference or multi-day event, provide all names and titles of speakers and sessions on a separate page and also supply a detailed itinerary of each day of the event showing the starting and ending time for each educational session. Email these documents to

• Individuals requesting CEPs for their personal record should include their ATA member number.

• Provide the number of CEPs you are requesting for your attendees—one hour of creditworthy activity equals one CEP—no
partial hours can be counted.

• The form must be signed and dated by the individual recommending the presentation or event for CEP approval.

You will be contacted 10-14 days after your request. It may take longer to review requests if information and required documentation is missing. During the ATA Annual Conference, reviews may take longer.

1. Person Requesting Points

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You must be an ATA member (individual or organizational) or a nonprofit or not-for-profit organization to request CEPs. There is a $50.00 application fee per CEP request for non-members and you must submit proof of your nonprofit or not-for-profit status. For more information, email

2. Event Information

Approval for non-ATA-sponsored activities must be sought by either the sponsor or the individual attending the activity.
Educational events for ATA Chapters and Divisions are pre-approved for ATA CEPs. Business meetings and networking events of any kind do not earn CEPs.

One point per hour for seminars, workshops, conferences with a max.10 points/event; 5 points max./university course
You must also email a detailed itinerary including start and stop time of each educational session, to

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