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What is the SDL certification program?

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

The SDL Certification program is designed to help educate the SDL 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 SDL Certification options for Translators and Project Managers: SDL Trados Studio, SDL MultiTerm and Post-Editing Machine Translation.

SDL Certification Options available for Translators

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

Additional Certification Options for Project Managers

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

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

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  1. Own a legal, company-registered license(s) of SDL Trados Studio. 
  2. Study / Prepare to pass the suggested level - SDL Approved Training courses will help you prepare for certification. 
  3. On successful completion of the each exam will award SDL 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 SDL certification from SDL Trados Studio 2015 and SDL MultiTerm 2015 to 2017?

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SDL Trados Studio Certification for Translators:
Anyone with SDL Trados Studio 2015 certification exams that have not yet been taken, will automatically receive the SDL Trados Studio 2017 exam. There is no 2017 New Features exam so if you have already passed an SDL Trados Studio 2015 exam you will automatically be certified to the same level for SDL Trados Studio 2017. 

If you have already passed the SDL Trados Studio 2015 Level 1 Getting Started exam, you will automatically be awarded SDL Trados Studio 2017 Level 1 Getting Started certification status. 

SDL MultiTerm Certification for Translators:
Anyone with SDL MultiTerm 2015 Certification will automatically be certified to SDL MultiTerm 2017. 

SDL Trados Studio Certification for Project Managers:
If you have already passed the SDL Trados Studio 2015 for Project Managers exam, you will automatically be awarded SDL Trados Studio 2017 Project Manager certification status. 

SDL MultiTerm Certification:
Anyone with SDL MultiTerm 2015 Certification will automatically be certified to SDL MultiTerm 2017. 

If you have SDL Trados Studio 2011/2014 exams in your SDL Account but have not yet taken them, they will remain in your SDL My Account. To keep your SDL Certification current individuals will need to purchase and take the new SDL Trados Studio 2017 exams. 

If you have not found an answer in this FAQ then please email your query to producttraining@sdl.com.