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Complete the Online Technician Application
To become certified, all applicants must complete an online certification application. The application confirms an applicant's work and experience qualifications. PEARL certification requires that all applicants must be currently employed by a full PEARL member company or a PEARL Service Organization. Applicants also must meet all the education, training, and work experience requirements as set forth in the PEARL Technician Profile.
All applicants are required to pay in advance for the PEARL Technician Certification exam to offset the costs of application review, exam creation, and delivery.
Please fill out the Level I Online Application. After it is submitted you will receive your access and a link to pay the open order for the application fee.
Please fill out the Level II Online Application. After it is submitted you will receive your access and a link to pay the open order for the application fee.
Exam Scheduling and Cancellations
Once an applicant has satisfied all the application requirements, they will receive an email with exam scheduling instructions. All exams are delivered online using a web browser and are proctored by a thirdy-party online proctoring center. The exam-scheduling email will provide the applicant all the instructions needed to take their exam. Exam candidates are required to show at least one valid government-issued photo identification (state driver's license or ID, or passport) and a copy of their acceptance letter. Only after positive identification has been made by the exam proctor may a candidate begin the exam.
To reschedule your exam, you return to the same website where you originally scheduled your exam and follow the instructions for rescheduling an exam. There is no charge for rescheduling an exam. If you miss your scheduled exam time, then you may reschedule your exam after paying an additional $80 administrative fee.
If you miss your scheduled exam time there is no exam fee refund. If you cancel your exam, you must submit a signed written request (a letter stating you wish to cancel your application) to PEARL. The written request must be received before the approved examination window begins. Full refunds, less a 50% administrative fee, will be made within 30 days of completing your online application. After 30 days of completing your application, there is no refund of your exam fee.
Test Results Notification
Exam results are routinely mailed to certificate candidates approximately two week after the exam date. No results are given by phone, fax, or email. All results are confidential and are only released to the certificate candidate. The official exam notification will only indicate if the applicant passed or failed the exam. For exam security, no additional feedback will be provided to candidates about specific exam item answers.
Wallet Card and Certification
After official PEARL notification of passing the exam, the candidate will be issued a certificate and numbered wallet card. Certificates and wallet cards are mailed about two to three weeks after official result notifications have been mailed.
Renewal of Certification
All certifications expire three years after an individual's initial certification is awarded and every third year after renewal. Certification renewal will be based on the certificant's activities during that three-year period. Requirements and fees may be found in PEARL's Continuing Professional Development Policy.
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Founded in 1997, the Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League (PEARL) is a national trade organization for companies that supply quality surplus and reconditioned/remanufactured electrical equipment and apparatus. PEARL is an ANSI accredited standards developer.
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