Event Date/Time: Mar 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 25, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jan 30, 2009
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The Localization Certification Program is comprised of three components:
45 hours of self-paced, online instruction
3 day intensive, hands-on workshop
Localization Certification exam
Online Modules
You will start the program with self-paced, online instruction focusing on localization and international e-business concepts and progress through a series of modules that highlight winning strategies, budgeting, ROI, project management, content management, vendor management, and additional localization challenges, technologies and solutions. You will learn this online information using a combination of online video presentations, power point, lecture notes, and self-quizzes. Online content is developed with the help of our faculty expertise, MultiLingual magazine, and industry experts.

Hands-on Workshop
After completing the online instruction, you will join our team of experts for an intensive three day workshop. Faculty and experts from the industry will present the latest approaches, tools, and applications.

Our past workshops have featured industry experts and guest speakers from companies such as Google, HP, Microsoft, Cisco, and Lionbridge. In addition, you will receive hands-on software training in localization tools and technologies.

Certification Exam
The Localization Certification exam is the culminating component of the program and is administered on the final day of the workshop. Certification is offered by California State University, Chico Continuing Education, The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), and The Localization Institute. In addition, the program has been approved for American Translators Association (ATA) continuing education credits. 10 ATA credits are awarded for the completion of the online modules and 10 ATA credits for completion of the hands-on workshop.

Program fees include access to online modules, registration for the three day on-site workshop, test fees for the Localization Certification Exam, program materials, refreshments and lunch during the three-day workshop. All fees are due at the time of registration. Fees are non-refundable.