The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced yesterday that as of January 1, 2024, the organization will cease conducting TTT1 and TTT2 practical examinations in favor of enhanced written-only testing through online remote proctoring.
The NWSA Boards of Governors and Directors, following an in-depth analysis, approved the replacement of TTT1 and TTT2 practical examinations with a written-only testing approach. This new approach takes advantage of testing technology now available through the online remote proctoring system that was launched earlier this year. The Alliance stated the new procedures greatly streamline the process and efficiency for candidates and the industry as a whole by reducing the number of exams required for certification while still maintaining quality and improving the reliability of NWSA assessments.
Effective January 1, 2024, candidates will only be required to pass a single written examination for each certification. The NWSA exam fees for obtaining TTT1 and TTT2 certification will remain at $274 each. In transitioning to this new process, NWSA will stop accepting practical examination applications on December 1, 2023, and no practical examinations will be administered after December 31, 2023.
For those candidates who have a valid, unexpired practical exam application on file, but who have not taken the practical exam by December 31, 2023, a $100 credit will be issued which may be applied toward a TTT1 or TTT2 written exam fee. This credit must be used by June 30, 2024.