NWSA Updated Response to COVID-19 for Candidates and Certificants


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The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 information coming from national, state and local authorities. The organization announced the following changes to its previous update regarding PSI testing availability:

The Department of Homeland Security issued an advisory that includes a list of industries and functions which are considered to be part of the “essential critical infrastructure workforce.” This list includes workers who support public works and infrastructure, communications and information technology, as well as those who work in construction. Accordingly, NWSA certification is considered essential, which allows it to administer exams now on a limited basis at more than 80 PSI testing centers across the nation while PSI continues working to make additional sites available. 

PSI intends to begin reopening its owned and operated testing centers around the nation on May 1, based on jurisdictional analysis and in accordance with each state’s requirements. All PSI sites, whether currently available to NWSA candidates or opening next month, will continue to meet social distancing standards, and all health and safety requirements have already been implemented. PSI continues to publish all site closures and to update the online list daily at https://www.psionline.com/closures.

NWSA advised that candidates who wish to wear face coverings and/or medical gloves may do so. Candidates will be required to remove face masks during the check-in process to verify identity and ensure security.

NWSA said their staff remains available to all stakeholders to answer any questions or address any concerns. Please feel free to email inquiries to NWSA anytime at [email protected].

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