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The Dynamic Pile Testing Examination has two components :

Part A : Data Acquisition for high-strain dynamic pile tests.

This part relates to skills and knowledge that are fundamental to ensuring that correct procedures are maintained during data acquisition in the field; that the tester has a good background in material properties; and that data problems can be identified and rectified in the field.

Part B : Data Interpretation for high-strain dynamic pile tests.

This part relates to skills and knowledge that are fundamental to ensuring that the data recorded can be adequately interpreted in the field so that proper and timely advice can be given to the client. This part covers assessment of stresses, damage detection, driving system performance, and capacity evaluation.

Examination details

The examination is completely multiple choice. In combination, Parts A and B must be completed in 3.5 hours. The examination may in some cases be given in 2 parts on consecutive days. An additional 10 min. reading-only time is allowed at the commencement of the examination for familiarisation.

In the case that Foundation QA will not be present to conduct the examinations, proctors will be chosen to supervise the examination and return the scripts for evaluation. Only Foundation QA will hold the answers.

Examination dates and locations

The examination may be taken individually at any time by arrangement - instructions for arranging an individual exam can be obtained by contacting melanie@foundationqa.com. Scheduled examinations may also be held in association with industry seminars and conferences. The examinations will be proctored by chosen representatives who will forward the examination scripts to Foundation QA for marking.