About This Exam
The Diploma in Translation is internationally recognised as the gold standard in the translation profession.
DPSI Online offers this exam fully online four times a year in January, April, July, and October.
This diploma is awarded by iCQ.
Upcoming Exam Dates
Please enrol at least 5 weeks before the next date.
23rd January – Unit 1
24th January – Units 2 and 3
23rd April – Unit 1
24th April – Units 2 and 3
Unit 01 – Translation of a General Text
Unit 02 – Translation of a semi-specialised text in either Business, Literature, or Technology
Unit 03 – Translation of a semi-specialised text in either Science, Social Science, or Law
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this qualification internationally recognised?
Yes. It is a regulated qualification on the Ofqual list meaning it is internationally recognised.
Do I need to complete a preparatory course before sitting the exam?
Many candidates sit for the exam with little to no preparation, which accounts for the low pass rate for this exam. Therefore, we recommend you get some feedback on your translations before you attempt the exam.
Is the certification included in the exam fee?
Yes, the registration & certification fee is included in the price.
What if I fail one of the units?
You have 3 years to retake and pass the failed units. Once you successfully pass all 3 units you will receive the Diploma in Translation.