Documented observation of performance (initialed evaluation element and/or signed
Training certificates of completion
Professional certification certificates
Final qualification shall occur after all competencies have been satisfied through the
1.3.1 Final qualification shall consist of:
Comprehensive final written examination. A comprehensive written
exam shall be administered to evaluate the candidates overall knowledge.
The examination will consist of questions based on a representative sample
of the competency statements from this document (and site specific
Oral board. An oral board shall be conducted to assess the candidate's
mastery of the NES discipline, ability to communicate, and think on their feet.
The board will consist of questions based on a representative sample of the
competency statements from this document (and site specific requirements).
(NESSG chair only).
Operations Office Manager interview.
Following completion of the final qualification process, a senior manager
designated by the applicable organization shall formally certify the individual.
Certification will consist of verification that the individual has met all
qualification and proficiency requirements. This certification is valid for one
year and must be current at the time an NESSG chair convenes an NESSG
NESSG chair only. A final interview shall be conducted by the Operations
Office Manager to ensure the candidate is ready to lead reviews and assume
the duties and responsibility as NESSG chair.
1.3.2 Senior Technical Advisors. NESSG senior technical advisors will be selected from
private industry, the academic community, and other government agencies and have