The definition of certified translation varies from one country to another. In some international country term sworn translation is used rather than certified translation. In United States a certified translation is the translation that is accompanied by a signed statement by translator or translation agency that the translation performed is accurate and captures the true meaning of the translation. The signed document is also known as certification of translation or certificate of accuracy. This however does not mean that the translator or agency is certified to perform translation in particular language. In the US there is no federal or local regulating body that certifies the translators – Some of the states to certify legal interpreters for certain languages.
Unlike many other professions such as lawyers, doctors, and architects, there is not an official national or board exam professional translators must pass in order to become "certified". However, linguists may pursue certification through state programs, translation associations, or colleges and universities. Bear in mind that certification may be limited to certain language pairs as illustrated in the programs below. That said, finding a "certified" translator for some languages may be impossible due to the limited certification programs in place.
Above mentioned reason are few of the reasons for which an individual will require certified translation services. Few other occasions for which an individual may require certified translations includes but is not limited to:
Document Translation for immigration purposes
Certificate Translations for Educational purposes
Legal Translation of documents for business agreements
Translation of Financial Records for students to apply for visa to study internationally
Translation of Business/Service Contracts
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