All performance exams must be conducted at a location that provides the following space and conditions:
It is preferable but not required that a testing location also provide uninterrupted WiFi connection for assessment scoring procedures.
The following environmental conditions must be present during a performance exam:
An NRCA Qualified Assessor will confirm minimum space requirements are met regardless of the testing location. The physical space must be large enough to accommodate any mockup(s) and allow an NRCA Qualified Assessor to safely and comfortably proctor hands-on performance exams.
Mockups are an important element of standard testing conditions. Because the hands-on exam is timed, deviations from the mockups may not allow the installer to finish in the allotted time frame or complete all the tasks to sufficiently show his or her skills in all elements of the exam.
If your location does not meet the mock-up requirements, space or environmental conditions, contact NRCA to be directed to one of our many partners who have space and mock-ups that meet the standard testing conditions needed to conduct the exam.
For questions regarding the hands-on performance exam, visit NRCA's FAQs page or contact Jared Ribble, NRCA's director of Qualified Trainer and ProCertification programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.