April 20, 2020—NCCCO is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 information coming from national, state and local authorities. At this time, we are pleased to announce the following changes to our previous update regarding PSI testing availability.
Computer-Based Test Administrations
The Department of Homeland Security has 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, housing construction, and building materials supply chains, as well as those who work construction and provide transportation services. Furthermore, operators of cranes used in construction are required by OSHA to be certified. Accordingly, NCCCO certification is considered essential, which allows us to administer exams now on a limited basis at more than 80 PSI testing centers across the nation. PSI is working to make additional sites available.
Additionally, PSI intends to begin reopening their owned and operated testing centers around the nation on May 1, 2020, based on jurisdictional analysis and in accordance with each state’s requirements.
All PSI sites, whether currently available to NCCCO 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 here.
Candidates who wish to wear face coverings and/or medical gloves may do so. Candidates will be required to remove facemasks during the check-in process to verify identity and ensure security.
Of course, NCCCO staff remains available to all stakeholders to answer any questions or address any concerns. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
View PDF of notification dated April 20, 2020.