In the United States a certified translation consists of the following three parts:
1. The source-language (original) text.
2. The target-language (translated) text.
3. A statement signed by the translator or translation company representative, with his or her signature notarized by a Notary Public, attesting that the translator or translation company representative believes the target-language text to be an accurate and complete translation of the source-language text. Sometimes this statement bears the title "Certification of Accuracy" or "Statement that Two Documents Have the Same Meaning." Some translators will attach a Curriculum Vitae to the notarized statement.