7 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    Hi, I came across your blog while searching for some information about becoming a translator in Korea. I was wondering, do you have to earn this certificate to become a qualified professional translator in Korea? Also, how is the industry like for translators there? Thanks!

  2. No, you don’t have to have this certificate to practice as a translator. It’s just a way to differentiate oneself in a crowded market. Steven

  3. Diego says:

    Hello. I got a question about it, since I’d like to get a certificate like this (but from Korean to Spanish). Is it necessary to be a Korean citizen in order to apply for this certificate?

  4. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Korean citizen or not; anybody can take the test and get certified. But you’ll have to check if they offer a Korean to Spanish test. I bet they don’t.

  5. Stephen says:

    Hi Steven, belated congratulations for your certification.
    Could you tell me about the conditions for taking the test? Were you allowed to use a dictionary?
    Can one take the test online or outside of Korea?
    Or could you provide a link to the website?
    Thank you,

  6. Hanna says:

    Hi Steven. Wondering how you prepared for the test. As I browsed, I found some Korean institutes offering ITT certificate program. Did you go through a certain program or self-studied then took the test? Thanks.

    • sbammel says:

      I didn’t do any preparation, but I’d been a student of Korean for a long time before I took the test. If you don’t feel confident, then taking a Korean program at an institute could be a good way to fill in any blind spots in your Korean proficiency so that you can be prepared for the test.