(E) Introduction to the RPT Written Exam
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 will need to be familiar as a piano technician. If you are new to the field, come find out what you need to know. For PTG Associate members only.
(E) Take the RPT Written Examination
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.
(E) Inside the Tuning Exam
Keith Kopp, RPT
You will be led through the requirements of the RPT Tuning Exam and 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 before, during and after the examination. Learn how to best utilize your time, improve efficiency and cope with exam anxiety, and other skills and strategies you need to successfully tackle the exam. For PTG members only.
(I) Intro to PTG Technical Exam
Dave Davis, RPT & Hannah Beckett, 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, including a preview of the new 3-note grand model which will be implemented in the near future. 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 before, during and after the examination. Learn ways to best utilize your time, improve efficiency, and cope with exam anxiety and other strategies to help you successfully tackle the exam and become a part of your daily field work. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. For PTG Associate members only.
Tuning Examiner and Assistant Training
Alan Crane, RPT & Atsundo Aikawa, RPT
RPT certification is one of the core benefits PTG offers to its members. Also, exam rooms can be the best place to learn. In this class, you’ll find out how to become a Certified Tuning Examiner (CTE). We’ll discuss tips for giving a good exam, aural verification, and possible pitfalls. For RPT members only.
(I) Technical Examiner Training and Requirements
Dave Davis, RPT
The supervising examiner on a Technical Exam must be certified as a Technical Examiner, Certified (TEC) in order for the exam to be valid. We’ll discuss the 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.