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Government Industry

Language Services for Government

As a full-service language company and an authorized GSA contract holder, ALTA goes Beyond Words™ to provide a comprehensive set of language translation, and testing services to meet the needs of your agency. For more than 30 years, ALTA has been helping government agencies at the state, local, and federal level with their foreign language needs. Whether you need language assessments for hiring personnel to communicate in local languages, or certified and notarized document translation, ALTA has the capabilities and experience to handle your language needs.

Testing Services

ALTA is the chosen testing provider for government agencies that hire personnel for foreign language services.

Access ALTA’s network of government interpreters working in 100+ languages and dialects. 

ALTA can match your documents to experienced, professional government translators.

ALTA provides web-based courses to help personnel with foreign language listening and reading skills.

Testing Services

Government Language Testing

For over 20 years, ALTA has been helping government agencies at the state, local and Federal levels with their foreign language testing needs. Whether providing assessments for state troopers to verify that they can communicate in prevalent local languages, or creating a complex testing program for the agencies in charge of homeland defense, ALTA has the experience and know-how to handle government language testing needs. ALTA is a GSA contract holder (GSA GS10F0238T).


In addition to our standard proficiency tests, ALTA can customize assessments to help you meet your objectives. We are well versed in the needs of our government clients, and have taken on customization projects ranging from modification of our standard tests to the development of a testing program to help linguists-in-training prepare to take the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT).

Our Clients

ALTA is the chosen testing provider for many local, state, and Federal government agencies. Click here to take a look at some of those that rely on ALTA to meet their testing needs.

Test Types

ALTA offers a full range of language testing services for our government clients. We offer most assessments in more than 100 languages, including those that are important for local governments and the companies that assemble qualified linguists to carry out Department of Defense initiatives. We also understand that personnel in these positions need to be able to use the language in a wide range of formats, from speaking to members of the local population, interpreting between English-speaking and foreign language-speaking groups, and translating signage or other documentation. For this reason, we offer several different test types to help you determine who is qualified to perform these unique assignments:

This test measures how well candidates can speak and understand the language when spoken.

This test measures the candidate’s ability to write in the target language.

This test verifies whether or not the candidate can read the language at the required skill level.

This test verifies whether or not the candidate can provide a consecutive interpretation between two speakers in English and the target language.

This test verifies whether or not the candidate can translate material written in English into the target language, or material written in the target language into English.

Interpretation Services

Interpreting Services for Government Agencies

Schedule a professional interpreter for face-to-face encounters and appointments.

Over-the-phone interpreters are just a phone call away to ensure clear communication between all parties.

Save money on travel expenses and connect with an experienced interpreter via a secure 2-way video platform.

Translation Services

Professional and Accurate Legal Translation Services

ALTA has extensive experience translating documents for government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Social Security Administration, and the Internal Revenue Service. As a GSA contract holder, we offer some of the lowest rates in the industry while delivering high-quality translations in more than 100 language pairs.

What sets ALTA apart?

ALTA Quality means professional services & world-class support

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No waiting period or long application process. Get started with virtual or phone interpretation on the same day, and in-person services within 24 hours, depending on availability.

200+ Languages & Dialects Available

We offer 200+ languages on-demand with our Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) service, 30+ languages with pre-planned video calls and more than 200 languages via phone.

Experience & Knowledge

All of our interpreters meet our rigid standards for language proficiency. Need an interpreter with knowledge of physics or economics? We’ll find the perfect fit for you.

ISO-Certified Quality

We participate in regular ISO audits. Our exceptional attention to detail helped us acquire our ISO 9001:2015 certification inspection the first time through, with zero corrective actions required.

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