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of your PTI field certification—Field
personnel certification expires 4 (four) years after the date of the
exam and must be kept current by successful completion of a renewal
exam that emphasizes recent specification changes. PTI has all field
certification programs available for renewal online.
PTI Policy for Renewals of PTI Field Personnel Certification
Certification for Field Personnel is valid for 4 (four) years and can
be renewed every 4 (four) years as outlined in the following provisions.
Four years after the original certification, PTI
certification can be extended for additional 4 years by passing an
online exam. The
request for renewal must be obtained by PTI within 3
months before (for renewal) and 3 months after (for reinstatement) the
certification expiration date that
is shown on the certification card. NO Exceptions will be
late renewals. Early renewal might be acceptable under some
certification renewal is not requested within the period of time under
Item 1 the renewal is no longer available. An attendance of another
certification workshop will be necessary to get certified
Eight years after the original certification and in
subsequent 4 year increments, PTI certification can be extended for
additional 4 years by passing an online exam and by completing an
online Certification Renewal Webinar. In addition, Level 2
certifications require a Work Affidavit certifying additional
continuing PT work experience since the last certification renewal of
at least 25% of the requirements for the initial certification. If the
continuing PT work experience is not documented the renewal will only
be for Level 1 until such continuing PT work experience is obtained.
The new renewal
requirements will be announced during all certification workshops and
apply fully to all new certifications after September 1, 2014.
The new renewal
requirements will be announced at all renewal exams and will be in
force at the next renewal; if the candidate is taking the first or any
subsequent renewal exam it will be fully applicable to the next renewal.
to renew your PTI Personnel Certification.
PTI Personnel Certification Exam Procedures and Results
Renewal exam includes 2 attempts within one month, each maximum 3 hours
in duration. If both attempts fail, attendance of a certification
workshop is required to regain certification.
Renewal exam for Level 2 (Bonded or Unbonded PT), four years after the
Score 80% or higher: Level 2 Certification
Score 70% to 79%: Level 1 Certification
Score below 70%: No certification
Renewal exam for Level 2 (Bonded or Unbonded PT), eight years after the
initial certification and all subsequent renewals:
Score 80% or higher, passing webinar questions, and
continuing work experience affidavit: Level 2 Certification (Affidavit
must be submitted before exam)
Score 80% or higher, passing webinar questions, but missing
continuing work experience affidavit: Level 1 Certification
Score 70% to 79%, passing webinar questions, and / or
missing continuing work experience affidavit: Level 1 Certification
Score any %, fail webinar questions, have or have not work
experience affidavit: No certification
If any Level 2 renewal results in Level 1 certification as stated
above, workshop attendance is required to gain Level 2 again.