Question by Sparkles: How do I become a certified translator in the US?
My primary language is German but I live in the US and I’m fluent in both reading, writing, and speaking. I have been thinking about becoming a certified translator for a while. There are certification tests for that in Europe but I haven’t had any luck with finding real information about it in the US. All the sites I’ve been to are money scams. Does anybody here have any real live experiences as a translator, if so how did you become certified? Any useful information is welcome. Thank you.

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Answer by βread⊆ℜumbs™
Your best bet would be to contact the United States Department of Homeland Security. This would encompass the FBI, CIA, UN, Embassies, etc.

Remember, being a translator for any country is serious business, it may not be all fun and games. You may at times, need to translate hundreds of pages of documents and you may have to translate hours and hours of conversation.

I hope this helps!

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