The CLIP certification offers the translation industry a global standard of professional practice. It gives clients confidence in the work they are paying for, bringing quality and reliability back to the core of the industry.
A CLIP certification is an investment in professional credibility; while education and experience on a CV indicate probable competence, a CLIP score demonstrates that a translator has been tested objectively, helping companies ease the recruitment process and avoid costly mistakes.
Translators who apply for a CLIP certification undertake a rigorous series of three examinations designed to reflect real-life translation projects. Our examiners are industry veterans who assess results using a professional Language Quality Assurance evaluation grid, ensuring a consistent and unequivocal commitment to the industry's best practice.
The CLIP process adheres to strict controls including identification checks, time limits, official certificates, and certified online proctors to make the online process more convenient, while retaining the integrity of an on-site examination.
Our easily accessible database enables language companies and recruiters to find and verify CLIP scores with absolute convenience, while translators benefit from the ease of self-scheduling and a completely online experience.
Language is more than a commodity and means of communication. It helps us structure our thoughts and shapes how we perceive reality and see the world. As professionals of the translation industry, we take language under our stewardship and in doing so, we hold the responsibility of quality.
Translation is a demanding job that requires strong skills and competencies. However, the unprecedented, radical changes that the industry is currently facing is jeopardizing quality; by giving every bilingual person on the planet a platform to call themselves a translator or translation company, the internet made it all the more difficult for clients and skilled professionals to meet.
CLIP offers a win-win solution whereby skilled translators can stand out from the crowd and be picked by recruiters who value solid, quality work. With its certification, CLIP is becoming the new industry standard, bringing independence, simplicity, transparency and consistency to the recruiting process.
Let's start recognizing skills and professionalism, and help quality be the differentiator again.
The higher the standard of translator, the better the quality of work. Your clients understand this. CLIP not only helps you become exceptional, it helps you prove it, too.
Streamline your initial recruitment process, avoid costly recruiting mistakes down the line, and open your budget up to other key quality processes.
Improve overall company performance and strategic capabilities with a fully quantifiable KPI that measures the competence of your linguists.