Exams


WRITTEN

Introduction to the RPT Written Exam

Jack Stebbins, RPT and Robert Guenther, RPT

This class is revealing. It will acquaint you with the field of knowledge that will be explored on the Written Exam. It will expose the breadth of material with which you need to be conversant as a piano technician. If you are new to the field, come find out what you need to know.  For PTG members only.

 

Take the RPT Written Examination

Jack Stebbins, RPT and Robert Guenther, RPT

This is your opportunity to take the RPT Written Exam. Examinees should come to the room indicated on the schedule. Visually impaired technicians will take their exams in the ETSC office. You must bring your current PTG membership card with you to take the exam. No extra fee required to take the written exam. For PTG Associate members only.

 

TUNING

Inside the Tuning Exam

Keith Kopp, RPT

You will be led through the requirements of the RPT Tuning Exam and an get an overview of exam equipment and procedures. Find out how to prepare for the exam, what tools and supplies you will need to bring to the exam site, and what examinees are entitled to know before, during and after the examination. Learn how to best utilize your time, improve efficiency, cope with exam anxiety, and other skills and strategies you need to successfully tackle the exam. For PTG members only.

 

TECHNICAL

Introduction to the PTG Technical Exam

Dave Davis, RPT & Ann Fell, RPT

We will walk through the Technical Exam and its requirements. There will be examples of exam equipment, models, and jigs such as one would find on the test. Come find out how to prepare for the exam, what tools and supplies you will need to bring to the exam site, and what examinees are entitled to know before, during and after the examination. Learn ways to best utilize your time, improve efficiency, cope with exam anxiety and other skills and strategies you need to successfully tackle the exam and in your daily field work. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. For PTG members only.

 

EXAMINER TRAINING

Tuning Examiner and Assistant Training

Atsundo Aikawa, RPT

Administering or helping with a Tuning Exam is one of the best ways to hone your knowledge and skill of tuning. In this class, we’ll discuss requirements and procedures to become a Certified Tuning Examiner, tips and pitfalls of giving an exam, aural verification, handling difficult situations, and new 3-Part procedures. For RPT members only.

 

Technical Examiner Requirements and Training

Dave Davis, RPT

Supervising examiners on Technical Exams must be certified as TECs (Technical Examiner, Certified) in order for the exam to be valid. We’ll discuss certification requirements, demonstrate exam equipment, analyze the skills and attitudes required of a competent examiner, and talk about common exam problems and issues. All RPTs with an interest in Technical testing, TECs with questions, TEC trainees and RPTs just thinking about getting involved in testing are invited to attend. For RPT members only.

 


RPT Exams

   Full Tuning Exam 
180  
         Tuning Exam - 2 Parts
120  
        Tuning Exam - 1 Part $ 60   
   
    Full Technical Exam 
180  
         Tech Exam - 2 Parts
120   
         Tech Exam - 1 Part 60  
 


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