NWSA Practical Exams

The NWSA Telecom Tower Tech 1 & 2 exams are standardized tests created as a way for employers and vendors to know what on the job skills an individual has before hiring them. The NWSA certification will not replace the normal Competent Climber/Rescuer and Rigging certifications and will stay with the employee for the duration of the certificate, not the company that they were with at the time of the training/exam.
Safety LMS has 2 certified NWSA practical examiners and 3 practical exam locations across the US to help your team remain compliant.

Eventually everyone in the Telecom industry will need 75% of their crews certified.
The requirements will be rolled out in phases to give contractors time to get their guys tested. Currently we are aware of some AT&T work requiring 1 person/crew to be certified by July 1st. For more information on when your team will need to be certified by, talk to your GC’s or turfing vendor to see their requirements

We offer Exams in:

  • Austin, TX
  • Columbia, MO
  • Atlanta, GA

Or, we can also travel to any location with a certified NWSA testing tower.

Pricing is $600/person

  • Includes the $100 NWSA fee
  • Minimum of 6 people is required to book exams in Atlanta and Columbia
  • Discounts available for 10+ exams
Practical Examiner Hire – $1,500/day (For companies that have their own approved testing site but not access to their own practical examiner)
  • Hosting company provides location and all equipment
Facility Rental – $500/day (For companies that have their own practical examiner but not an approved testing site)
  • Applies to Safety LMS Facilities in Austin, Columbia, and Atlanta
  • All NWSA equipment and consumables included
All certifications must be Valid and under the company name that you are testing for where applicable
  • Competent Climber/Rescuer Card
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • First Aid/CPR Certification

Examination bookings must be made a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the exam, per NWSA guidelines. For booking/scheduling information, reach out to info@safetylms.com or give us a call at 512-710-5000. If we have any open enrollment dates available, these will be listed on our website HERE or HERE.
Exams are limited to 120 minutes for TTT1 and 90 minutes for TTT2’s and can only be done one person at a time.
In most cases we will have 1 examiner on location at a time. This means that we will run 4 exams a day starting at 8:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.
Students are required to arrive 30 minutes before their start time with their fully completed Candidate Application Form, which can be downloaded HERE. Failure to do so will result in loss of exam time, this will have to be made up at a later date.

If you have any other questions about the NWSA Examination process, or need to schedule exams for your company, shoot us an email at info@safetylms.com