COVID-19 Notice NWSA Computer-Based Testing and Practical Exam Information

NWSA will be maintaining our response and information related to COVID-19 here. Please be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Last updated 4/22/2020

PSI Testing Centers Slated to Reopen

The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 information coming from national, state and local authorities. At this time, the organization is pleased to announce the following changes to our previous update regarding PSI testing availability:

Computer Based Test Administrations

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an advisory that includes a list of industries and functions which are considered to be part of the “essential critical infrastructure workforce.” This list includes workers who support public works and infrastructure, communications and information technology, as well as those who work in construction. Accordingly, NWSA certification is considered essential, which allows us to administer exams now on a limited basis at more than 80 PSI testing centers across the nation while PSI continues working to make additional sites available.

PSI intends to begin reopening their owned and operated testing centers around the nation on May 1, 2020, based on jurisdictional analysis and in accordance with each state’s requirements. All PSI sites, whether currently available to NWSA candidates or opening next month, will continue to meet social distancing standards, and all health and safety requirements have already been implemented. PSI continues to publish all site closures and to update the online list daily at

Candidates who wish to wear face coverings and/or medical gloves may do so. Candidates will be required to remove facemasks during the check-in process to verify identity and ensure security.

Practical Exam Status - NWSA has been and will continue to receive and score practical exam scoresheets. Any scheduling changes in practical exam administration would be done by the Test Site Coordinator and candidates with concerns should reach out to their contact at the test site.

NWSA will continue to monitor the situation and make any adjustments as needed.

NWSA staff remains available to all stakeholders to answer any questions or address any concerns. Please feel free to contact us at any time.