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NWSA Announces Dates and Locations for Fall 2018 PEAP Workshops 

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 8, 2018 -- The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) is encouraging industry employers, trainers and workers to register for several upcoming Telecommunications Tower Technician Practical Examiner Accreditation Program (PEAP) Workshops scheduled for this fall. NWSA announced today that it is facilitating workshops in Minnesota and California on the following dates:

October 1-5 – Eagan, MN (Hosted by Vertical Limit, LLC)

October 22-26 – Vista, CA (Hosted by Pacific Safety Solutions LLC)

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. This is a great benefit of the 2018 PEAP workshops which will not be an option for the 2019 workshops NWSA hosts around the country. Each workshop host site will facilitate practical testing along with NWSA Workshop Instructor, Clint Cook.

“The NWSA PEAP workshops have been very successful in the continuing effort to build our network of accredited practical examiners around the country and provide more opportunities for industry workers to obtain national certification credentials,” stated Executive Director Duane MacEntee. “I would highly encourage companies, training providers and stakeholders in the industry to register a representative to participate today as we anticipate the fall 2018 workshops in Minnesota and California to fill up fast,” MacEntee added.

Individuals interested in participating are encouraged to complete the NWSA PEAP Workshop application and return it to NWSA via email to [email protected]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 register for their CBT exam as soon as possible.

Industry workers, companies and stakeholders are encouraged to visit the NWSA website at www.nws-a.org to learn more about the organization and how to begin the process of obtaining certification.

About National Wireless Safety Alliance

NWSA, headquartered in Fairfax, VA, is a national non-profit assessment and certification organization established to provide thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills and verifiable worker certification in order to enhance safety, reduce workplace risk, improve quality, encourage training, and recognize the skilled professionals who work on towers and other non-standard communication structures.


Source: National Wireless Safety Alliance

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