Examination Administration Policy and Procedures for Asbestos Training Providers

Following is a list of standardized policies and procedures for all certified asbestos training providers. These methods will be used during the administration of the course examination for each discipline.

  • Examination questions must be multiple-choice (no true or false) with at least 4 options to choose from. The following is the minimum number of questions for each examination:-supervisors: 100
  • -workers: 50
  • A minimum of two versions of the examination should be administered. It is permitted to have the same questions on the two versions, but questions must be in a different order for each version.
  • Each discipline should have a pool of at least 10 to 20 additional questions to draw from.
  • Students should be spaced at least 2 feet away from each other.
  • Desk and tabletops must be cleared of everything except for examination and pencil. No scrap paper, cell phones or notes should be on the desktop or visible.
  • No talking among students will be allowed during the administration of the exam.
  • Once the examination begins, unless it is an emergency, students should not leave the room until they have completed their exam.
  • Students should remain seated until they complete their examination.
  • At least one proctor must be in the room at all times.
  • Proctor(s) should stand in the rear or travel around the room during the examination.
  • If there is only one proctor, that proctor cannot leave the room during the administration of the exam.
  • The proctor shall not score examinations or be distracted in any other way while students are taking the examination.
  • Examinations should be scored by someone other than the course instructor.
  • Agency must have an accurate answer key for each version of examinations being administered.
  • Agency must maintain the validity and accuracy of reading comprehension exams.
  • Examinations should be reviewed periodically to ensure examination questions are clearly written and answer keys are correct.
Last Reviewed: 9/12/2016