BRIEFING CHECKLIST-ORAL EXAMINATION
Trainees are tested at the level of position responsibility for which they are being
Facility equipment should not be operated without permission from appropriate
authority. Nothing the instructor says or asks will be intended to violate that
If clarification of questions is needed by trainees during the tests, there should be no
hesitation to request that the instructor reword or clarify the question.
The instructor will be taking notes throughout the test to document trainees
performances. Frequently an instructor will stop questioning for this purpose. The
amount of note-taking is not dependent upon the trainee's level of performance. The
instructor should document satisfactory as well as less-than-satisfactory performance.
There is no specific time limit for the oral examination. The instructor will take
whatever time is necessary to cover the areas selected, and in the depth and scope
required. Here the instructor may also discuss the scope and estimated length of the
The instructor should not reveal the results of the oral examination at its conclusion.
If trainees feel the need for a break during the oral examination, they should request
this from the instructor.