ECQA® Certified Terminology Manager_engineering

for language and translation professionals, technical writers and information professionals

Your "Terminology Driving Licence" for engineering and technical environments

This course prepares you to sit the exams to qualify as ECQA® Certified Terminology Manager_engineering.

There are no restrictions as to the educational background of the course participants


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    This file contains the skills and competences of an ECQA Certified Terminology Manager_advanced level, with focus on engineering and technical terminology.
    It is the international "driving licence" for senior terminology professionals in engineering and technical environments.

CTM engineering is for professionals who already have some experience in working with terminology, and who are working or intend to work in an engineering environment.

You are familiar with developing or maintaining glossaries, managing terms or writing definitions. You are an engineer yourself, or you are working with engineers or software developers.

Then this course is for you!


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  • organize technical communication and documentation
  • present the business case for terminology and involve stakeholders
  • calculate and argue costs and return on investments
  • handle inconsistencies, updating and maintenance
  • manage quality and harmonization in engineering
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Here's What is Included in CTM engineering

  • This online course comprises 6 skill units (modules) with:
  • a set of training materials in a Moodle e-learning platform;
  • online live tutorials or recordings of live webinars, and
  • a 1 year free subscription to a monthly terminology group coaching Zoom session.
  • Live or recorded webinars will be given by renowned experts for every unit, and recordings will be uploaded at the Moodle platform afterwards.
  • Learners will go through the learning materials and the recordings of live webinars at their own pace, and will be coached on a monthly basis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a specific start date and schedule?

There is no specific start date and schedule of our online courses. You can register at any moment.

How long it will take to complete the course?

That really depends on the time and energy you would want to invest in the course. Some of our participants finished the course in 2 months, some in 2 years, and all the rest in between.

Is this a classroom training with interaction between the trainers and trainees?

Yes and no.

Yes, because the course includes a 1 year subscription to a monthly terminology group coaching, live and online via Zoom, every 1st Thursday of the month. Here you can bring your terminology issues on the virtual table and discuss the course contents.

And no, because it is a self-paced course for busy people who prefer to meet and discuss things in a more direct way, as in the group coaching session that are recorded and made available for those who can not join live.

Are there additional fees for the exam?

Yes, the examination fees are not included in the course fees, but additional:

  • for the BASIC level, € 234 (VAT-exempt)
  • for the ADVANCED level, € 354 (VAT-exempt)
  • for ENGINEERING, € 379 (VAT-exempt)

Are there any deadlines to complete the course?

No, there are no deadlines, you can complete the course completely at your own pace. Just take your time.

How many hours shall I spend learning per week?

This is completely up to you. If you want to finish the course in 3 months, you would usually invest 3 to 5 hours per week. But this is only an estimate, depending on your experience and learning style.

Do I need to allocate specific hours for the course every day?

No, it is a self-paced course. So you are 100% flexible to learn whenever and wherever you want.

Does this course have an exam?

Yes, all our ECQA certified courses have an exam, to qualify as ECQA Certified Terminology Manager. However, the exam is not mandatory. You can just do the course without exam.

When are the dates for the exam?

There are no group dates for the exams any longer, you can schedule an individual date at any time.

How do I take the exam?

You first have to do an oral exam (your terminology project presentation, 20 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A), then you can register for the written exam (multiple choice online test).

We will send you the ECQA GmbH Exam Guide upon request. Just mail to

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