NWSA Information Release Policy

A. Definitions

  1. "NWSA" means and refers to the National Wireless Safety Alliance acting through its staff and authorized agents and representatives.
  2. "Releasable Information" means and refers to the following information: name, certification status, examination dates, certification dates, certification number(s), and designations.
  3. "Third Party" means and refers to an employer, prospective employer, regulatory agency, or any other person or entity that makes an inquiry to NWSA.

B. Policies

  1. It shall be the policy of NWSA to provide Releasable Information pertaining to individuals who have successfully passed one or more NWSA examinations. It shall also be the policy of NWSA to provide Releasable Information pertaining to such individuals on its website using such protocols as may be established.
  2. Releasable Information may be released to a Third Party who makes a written request, including by electronic correspondence. Generally, Releasable Information will be released within one business day from actual receipt of a written request.
  3. If a Third Party requests information concerning an individual who has not taken or successfully passed an NWSA examination, NWSA may release a statement confirming that, as of a given date, the individual does not appear on NWSA’s list of successful candidates in one or more categories of certification.
  4. If an applicant or certificant is under formal sanction, suspension, or revocation by NWSA, then NWSA may release a statement to that effect to any persons and by any reasonable means, including by means of a list published on the NWSA website. In addition, if an individual applicant or certificant is under formal investigation, sanction, suspension, or revocation by NWSA, then NWSA may release a statement concerning the status of the applicant or certificant to any Third Party and to any jurisdiction that requires or accepts NWSA certification as a basis for satisfying requirements to work in the jurisdiction. Any such statement to a Third Party or jurisdiction may identify the applicant or certificant, the certifications affected, the actions taken, and the effective dates of any such actions.
  5. If a Third Party seeks information other than the foregoing information, generally, absent a subpoena or similar legal process, such information will not be released. However, in the course of business, as circumstances reasonably warrant, NWSA reserves the discretion to release information other than the foregoing information.
  6. Certain situations may require or warrant the immediate verbal confirmation of an individual’s certification status or other Releasable Information in response to a written or verbal request. Under such circumstances, NWSA may provide such immediate verbal confirmation, at its discretion. When such a verbal confirmation is provided, it shall be NWSA’s policy to follow up with a written confirmation.
  7. It shall be the policy of NWSA to discuss score-related and test-specific matters only with a candidate or a candidate’s authorized legal representative; provided, however, that in appropriate cases, NWSA shall follow the procedures set forth in the Code of Ethics Complaint Procedures, Appeals Policy and Procedures, and Disciplinary Policy.
  8. NWSA will release Releasable Information about an individual upon receipt of a written request (including electronic correspondence) from that individual. NWSA may release information other than Releasable Information about an individual, at its discretion, upon receipt of a signed, notarized, written request from that individual. In addition, NWSA will release information other than Releasable Information about an individual when required by a legal authority of competent jurisdiction under a duly-issued subpoena, subject to any objection, or as otherwise required by law.