(E) Take the RPT Written Examination
Exam Team
This is your opportunity to take the RPT Written Exam. Examinees should come to the room indicated on the schedule. Visually impaired technicians will be contacted by a member of the ETSC to set up their exam. You must bring your current PTG membership card with you to take the exam. No extra fee required to take this exam. For PTG members only.


Understanding the PTG Tuning Exam
Exam Team
Exam candidates will gain an insight of what they will be expected to know, how the exams will be administered and scored, what exam preparation materials are available and where they can be found. They will then know what they will need to do to be prepared to take the exams. For PTG members only.


Understanding the PTG Technical Exam
Exam Team
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 members only.


CTE Tuning Examiner Training
Exam Team
This class is for both seasoned CTE examiners as well as RPT members who want to find out how to become a Certified Tuning Examiner. We’ll discuss tips for giving a good exam and possible pitfalls. Any and all CTE examiners who are attending the convention should attend and learn from each other on how to improve their testing skills. For RPT’s only.


Technical Examiner Training
Exam Team
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's only.

RPT Exams

   Full Tuning Exam 
$ 210  
         Tuning Exam - 2 Parts 140  
        Tuning Exam - 1 Part $ 70   
    Full Technical Exam  $ 210  
         Tech Exam - 2 Parts 140   
         Tech Exam - 1 Part $ 70  
 Written Exam Free

Download a fillable PDF Exam Form.

Please complete and return to the PTG Home Office, ptg@ptg.org, 4444 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Fax: 913-432-9986.

Interested in a free registration for the 2021 PTG Convention? The Piano Technicians Guild Foundation offers scholarships for a convention registration and exam fee for members who have passed two RPT examinations and plan to take the third exam at the annual convention. You can now apply online. A downloadable application is also available if you prefer to mail your application. Applications must be received at the Home Office or online no later than May 1 to qualify. Learn more at foundation/scholarships/convention.

Exam retakes may be taken up to two (2) times within 43 months of the original exam.

Exam Info
You must pre-register to take any RPT exam during the convention. Purchase exam vouchers for Technical and Tuning Exams when you register for the convention or you may use previously purchased vouchers.

  • Bring proof of membership, Reclassification Form(s), and payment vouchers when reporting for your assigned exam time. There is no fee to take the Written Exam, but you will need to bring proof of membership.
  • After you complete and return your Exam Form, an examiner will contact you to schedule your exam.