This Part B Test contains two types of evaluation processes: Discussion (D) and
Performance (P). Discussion steps are administered to the test participant simply
by asking the test participant a question or series of questions. The goal of these
Discussion questions is to evaluate the participants overall knowledge of various
aspects of the field of instrument calibration.
The Performance portion of the Part B test is comprised of a series of calibrations.
In this section of the Part B Test, the Test Administrator will instruct the test
participant to perform a series of calibrations over a variety of instruments using
the necessary tools and equipment as provided.
The various discussion questions, as well as the performance questions are all scripted
so that individual test participants are all evaluated using a specific set of evaluation
criteria covering the field of instrumentation calibration. By using a scripted
test process, all test participants are evaluated using the exact same processes
while evaluating the exact same topics.
The Part B Test is a pass/fail test. The calibration equipment and instrumentation
listed below are provided for use by the test facility. You will be expected to
select the appropriate test equipment from the test equipment provided when performing
a calibration on the transmitters and field equipment during the exam. This exam
is strictly an evaluation of calibration process and does not cover/evaluate the
mounting or installation of the devices.