Our IT team is preparing for the final launch of our new Association Management System (AMS).

During the data transition and evaluation process, some areas of the system will have limited availability. When the new system鈥檚 data has been confirmed, the AMS will go live.

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ATA recently launched its second year of offering the certification exam online. In 2021, we began partnering with ExamRoom.AI, an international remote testing platform, to allow candidates to take the exam from home. After some initial hiccups, this proved to be a successful and popular collaboration. In all, 150 candidates…

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