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PTI Policy for Renewals of PTI Field Personnel Certification


PTI Certification for Field Personnel is valid for 4 (four) years and can be renewed every 4 (four) years as outlined in the following provisions.

First renewal after initial certification (in 4 years):
    • Register with PTI
    • Online renewal exam
    • 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 granted for late renewals. 1  Early renewal might be acceptable under some circumstances.

Subsequent renewals (8, 12, 16, etc. years):

    • Register with PTI
    • Online renewal exam
    • Level 2 only: Continuing field work experience (25% of the initial requirements obtained during the past 4 years) 2

Renewal Policy:

  1. If the certification renewal is not requested within the specified period of time, the renewal is no longer available. An attendance of another certification workshop will be necessary to get certified again.
  2. Certification no longer shows on the online database (www.post-tensioning.org/verify) after certification expires.  However, you may renew here for up to 3 months past the expiration date.
  3. If the continuing PT work experience required for Level 2 certification is not documented within the 4-year initial certification period, the renewal will only be for Level 1.  To attain Level 2 certification after the initial renewal, an attendance of another certification workshop is required.
  4. You have two attempts on the renewal exam within 30 days of the email exam invite.  If you fail your second attempt, you must attend another certification workshop and pass the written exam to become certified with PTI again.
  5. If you attempt to renew a Level 2 certification, you have two attempts to achieve an 80% on the renewal exam.  If you score between 70 - 79% on the Level 2 renewal exam (for renewals with a 70% minimum score on Level 1 renewal only), you will receive Level 1 certification.  To achieve Level 2 certification, you must then attend another certification workshop and pass the written exam to become certified with PTI again.

 

Minimum Renewal Exam Scores for Certification Renewal

Workshop
Minimum Score for Level 1 Renewal
Minimum Score for Level 2/3 Renewal
Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation 70% 80%
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Installer 70% 80%
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Inspector
70%
80%
Level 1 & 2 Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor
70% 80%
Level 1 & 2 Multistrand and Grouted PT Specialist
70% 80%
Level 1 & 2 Multistrand and Grouted PT Inspector
70%
80%
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Repair, Rehabilitation & Strengthening
80%
80%

Recommended reading list for renewal exams

Workshop
Publication to Review
Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation
C30.1-03: Level 1 Unbonded PT Field Installation
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Installer

C30.1-03: Level 1 Unbonded PT Field Installation

AND

C30.2-02: Level 2 Unbonded PT Ironworker

OR

C30.3-06: Level 2 Unbonded PT Inspector

Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Inspector C30.3-06: Level 2 Unbonded PT Inspector
Level 1 & 2 Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor
DC10.2-17: Construction and Maintenance Manual for PT Slab-on-Ground Foundations
Level 1 & 2 Multistrand and Grouted PT Specialist C30.4-07: Level 1-2 Bonded PT Field Installation

Certification Renewal
Note: Renewal exams are not available for immediate download; Exam login information will be sent to you within 2 business days. If you do not receive the exam link within 2 days, please check your spam folder and then contact PTI to verify contact information.

Level 1

Unbonded PT Installation

English      Spanish
 

Unbonded PT Inspection

English      Spanish

Slab-on-Ground Installation

English

Slab-on-Ground Inspection

English

Multistrand and Grouted PT Installation

English

Level 2

Unbonded PT Installer 

English      Spanish

Unbonded PT Inspector

English      Spanish

Unbonded PT Ironworker

English      Spanish

Slab-on-Ground Installer

English

Slab-on-Ground Inspector

English

Multistrand and Grouted PT Specialist

English

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