Tuesday, July 25, 2006

ATIO Admission Exam

Nancy McInnis, the vice-president of ATIO, shared with the members, in a recent issue of the newsletter "Informatio", the new steps being undertaken to better screen the competency of candidates, help them prepare for the CTTIC exam and ensure that the profession, and therefore its customers, is protected.

The exam would be made up of three sections: one on ethics, one on reading comprehension (texts in French and English only), and one on grammar (in the target language). Applicants would have to receive a mark of 70% in each section. In other words, they would have to pass each part individually, before the could be considered to have passed the exam. Then they would have to write and pass the CTTIC exam within five years of passing the admission exam. Should an applicant fail the exam, they would have to wait one year before writing it again.

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I welcome this initiative and fully support the Board's decision. Let us hope this will remedy the situation.

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