Statement from our CST, Hydrographer and Trig-Star Boards
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Posted by: Trish Milburn
A Message to Our CST Applicants, Proctors, and Company Sponsors
The Certified Survey Technician Board of Directors recognizes that COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyone. With schedules disrupted, restrictions on travel implemented, gatherings limited, and shelter-in-place mandates in many states, our normal routines have been severely disrupted.
The activities of the CST Board are no exception. While the board continues to operate, grading of exams, consideration of question challenges, and responses to inquiries may be delayed. Paper exams will not be available until further notice. Only online exams are available. For those trying to schedule an online exam, consultation with your proctor is strongly advised.
The CST Board appreciates your continued support and interest in the program.
A Message from the Hydrographer Certification Board
During these uncertain times and the importance of following CDC guidelines for social distancing, the Hydrographer Certification Board has decided to suspend exams starting today until July 1st at this time but there is a possibility to extend this as required. We understand that there may be applicants that are on a time frame to take the exam and we will extend that time frame for the extent of months that we have suspended examinations.
A Message from the Trig-Star Committee
The committee has decided to extend the deadline for NSPS to receive State Winners to June 15. With the amount of school systems that are closed we thought extending the deadline would be better than canceling the Local Tests since some states have already given it. NSPS will still recognize all state winners by awarding them a first place state medal, recognition on the Trig-Star website and a write up in our weekly eNewsletter, News and Views. We have decided to cancel the 2020 National Exam portion of the competition. The uncertainty that this virus has caused and not knowing what will happen has forced this decision.
Trig-Star is very important to NSPS and the Committee. We hope you understand our decision. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Trish or Jerry Juarez, NSPS Trig-Star Chair.