Become a Practical Examiner

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Accredited Practical Examiners are authorized to offer the NWSA practical exam at approved NWSA Practical Test Sites.

Practical Examiner accreditation is valid for five years. Once accredited, you will receive a Practical Examiner packet with the documentation necessary to conduct NWSA practical exams. You will also receive an official NWSA accreditation wallet card listing the practical exams for which you are accredited and are eligible to administer practical exams.

To be 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)

If you are interested in becoming a Practical Examiner, visit the Practical Examiner Workshops page to see if any workshops are available. (Please note that you must first be certified in both TTT1 and TTT2 prior to submitting a workshop application.)