X

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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Click here for a registration form.

Note: Renewal exams are not available for immediate download.  Exam login information will be sent to you within 2 business days.

Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation (formerly Level 1 Unbonded PT - Field Installation)

Register

 

Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation - Spanish

Register


Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer & Inspector (formerly Level 2 Unbonded PT Inspector)

Register

 

Level 2 Unbonded PT Ironworker

Register

 

Level 2 Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor

Register

 

Level 1 Multistrand and Grouted PT Installation (formerly Bonded PT Installation)

Register

 

Level 2 Multistrand and Grouted PT Specialist (formerly Bonded PT Specialist)

Register

Click here for a registration form.