The China Accreditation Test for Translators and Interpreters (CATTI, 全国翻译专业资格 (水平) 考试，简称：CATTI专业级考试) is an accreditation examination commissioned by China's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) and administered by China International Publishing Group (CIPG, 外文局).
Launched since 2003, CATTI has been an integral part of China's national system of professional qualification certificates (中国国务院职业资格证书制度). It is the only language related professional qualification to be included in China's national vocational qualification system, and the only language related professional qualification listed by China's State Council in 2017, as well as one of the ten most recognised certificates in China, as cited by The People's Daily and other mainstream media in China.
It is also a compulsory examination for all students studying Master in Translation and Interpretation in China. Candidates who pass any of the levels can apply to be a member of the Translators Association of China (TAC).
There are 4 levels of certificates:
- Senior Translator (译审)
- Level 1 (一级)
- Level 2 (二级)
- Level 3 (三级)
The certificates are issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People's Republic of China and the China International Publishing Group.
CATTI is opened to all who are fluent in both English and Chinese, regardless of their education or work experiences. However, it is highly recommended for professional translators and interpreters, Bachelor's and Master's degree holders in translation and interpretation, and those who wish to work as a professional translator and interpreter.
The translation examination consists of two parts:
- Translating Comprehensive Aptitude (120 minutes)
- Translating Practice (180 minutes)
The interpretation examination consists of two parts:
- Interpreting Comprehensive Aptitude (60 minutes)
- Interpreting Practice (60 minutes for Level 1 and 2, 30 minutes for Level 3)
Computer-based format will be adopted for the examination. Details will be given after registration confirmation.
Examinations are scheduled twice a year. For information on the examination, timetable, registration and fee, please visit http://www.catticenter.com/catti for the latest announcement.
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