NWSA Practical Examiner Accreditation Program (PEAP) Workshops
NWSA-accredited Practical Examiners are NWSA-certified personnel who have been trained and authorized by NWSA to administer the practical examinations for NWSA certification programs. In order to become an NWSA- accredited Practical Examiner, you must:
- Be certified by NWSA in both certification designations (TTT-1 and TTT-2)
- Have three (3) years of industry-related experience
- Attend a NWSA Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshop, during which your performance as a Practical Examiner will be observed and evaluated
- Pass a Practical Examiner Accreditation Program (PEAP) Workshop written exam testing your knowledge of the role of the Practical Examiner and the test administration process
- Pass the practical exam(s) in the presence of an NWSA representative (even if currently certified)
- Have a direct email address to receive email notifications from NWSA (this may not be a shared address)
NWSA will be facilitating several PEAP workshops throughout 2018, and is announcing the first two on the following dates:
January 29-February 2, 2018 – Vista, CA
(Hosted by Pacific Safety Solutions)
February 12-16, 2018 – Canton, MA
(Hosted by Timberline Communications Inc.)
Industry stakeholders who attend the workshops will be provided an opportunity to complete both the NWSA practical exam to become certified as a Telecommunications Tower Technician (TTT) while also obtaining official accreditation from the NWSA as a Practical Examiner. NWSA Practical Examiners are authorized to administer practical exams to anyone seeking technician certification from the organization.
The first two days of each workshop will be dedicated to practical exam testing and the remaining three days will be devoted to the PEAP workshop. NWSA is allowing workshop attendees to complete their practical exams as part of the workshop. Each workshop host site will facilitate practical testing along with NWSA Workshop Instructor, Clint Cook.
Individuals interested in participating are encouraged to complete the NWSA PEAP Workshop application and return it to NWSA via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register for a workshop is two weeks prior to the first day of the scheduled event.
NWSA reviews all potential participants' applications before admission to the workshop is granted. All applications must include payment and the submission of a resume or will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Each workshop is strictly limited to eight (8) participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
After an applicant's workshop application is approved, they will be notified of the open time slots for practical testing and can make their request at that time. Once confirmed, NWSA will provide the candidate with their scheduled time slots for practical testing.
Certification fees for practical testing are separate from the workshop fee and will be due upon onsite practical testing registration.
It is important to note that all applicants must have taken and passed NWSA’s Computer Based Test (CBT) prior to participating in the PEAP Workshop. NWSA will allow prospective participants to submit a workshop application now, but a passing score on the CBT is required before acceptance is granted for the PEAP Workshop. Interested candidates who have yet to complete NWSA's CBT exam are encouraged to visit HERE to register for their CBT exam as soon as possible.
NWSA is encouraging industry employers, trainers and workers to register for the upcoming Telecommunications Tower Technician PEAP Workshops.