Candidates who fail to successfully complete the written examination may reapply and must re-submit an updated application accompanied by the required fee. Candidates may not retake the same revision of the examination.
Personnel that fail an examination must submit a new application prior to retesting.
Personnel that fail three examination attempts in a 1-year period must provide written documentation of 20 hours of additional radiation safety training as determined by the candidate's RSO, and must wait at least six months before re-examining.
This outline and the IRRSP Radiation Safety Examination comply with the requirements of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as set forth in Title 10, Part 34, of the Code of Federal Regulations.
All questions have been validated through recognized psychometric procedures, and all examination results are analyzed using psychometric procedures. These practices yield equivalent examinations even though they may have some questions with slightly different content. Up to 20% of the examination items (questions) may be “provisional” questions that do not count towards the examinee’s examination score but are included to develop statistical data. These items are included as part of ASNT’s efforts for continuous examination improvement in accordance with industry-accepted psychometric principles.
The number in parentheses following each reference is the ASNT catalog number.