Computer-Based Testing

CBT — As Easy As 1-2-3

  • Read the various requirements, and click continue
  • Complete and submit the online application

You will receive an Authorization Email from NWSA’s Testing Services Department within two business days.

After you receive your NWSA authorization email, you will then receive a scheduling email from PSI which will include additional instructions.

You can find available PSI test centers by clicking here.

After scheduling your appointment, you will receive an Appointment Confirmation Email from PSI.

Go to the selected test center at the scheduled date and time. Bring with you your valid government-issued photo ID and Appointment Confirmation Email. (Note: You will not be allowed to take materials such as cell phones, calculators, hats, coats, bags, etc., or any other items that might compromise the integrity of the test, into the exam room.) Once you have completed your computer-based test you will receive your official score results before you leave the test center.

It’s that simple! For additional information about Computer-Based Testing, read the FAQ items below.

FAQ

What is computer-based testing?
Through a partnership with NWSA and PSI, exams are administered on computers through computer-based testing (CBT) . Although exams are electronic in format, they are not “online” (i.e., candidates are not allowed to test from their own computers; candidates must still visit a secure testing facility). However, there are significant benefits to CBT exams, including quicker scheduling and same-day results.

Where can I test?
CBT exams are administered via computer at more than 450 PSI testing centers located throughout the nation

Where can I find a CBT location?
CBT exam centers are available nationwide. To locate a CBT exam center near you, click here select "National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA)" as the sponsor, and you will be presented with a list of location options.

How much does it cost to take a computer based test (CBT) exam?
The cost for a candidate to register and take a CBT exam is $174. For example, the CBT exam for each certification category (Telecommunications Tower Technician 1 and Telecommunications Tower Technician 2) would cost the candidate $174 for each unique test.

How do I schedule my appointment?
All appointments are scheduled online, using the instructions found in the PSI scheduling email. You may also visit https://candidate.psiexams.com for more information and to schedule an appointment

How do I reach a NWSA representative for additional questions I have regarding the NWSA's programs?
To contact the NWSA, send an e-mail to nwsa@nws-a.org and a NWSA representative will contact you to answer your questions.