VGI Testing Organizations have the responsibility of scheduling
test sessions, making facility arrangements, supplying all materials
to applicants, hiring instructors and proctors, collecting applicable
fees, and administering the testing and training (if used). All
proctors used by a testing organization must be approved by VGI
before they may participate in any testing session. Test session
must have a minimum of one proctor for every 50 applicants.
Per the agreement between VGI and the EPA, testing organizations
must accommodate test applicants with special needs. These include
but are not limited to the disabled, hearing impaired, illiterate,
and non-English speaking applicants.
Testing organizations must agree to submit a monthly schedule of
future testing locations. This submittal is an EPA requirement.
Test sessions may be randomly field checked by either EPA Enforcement
Division or by VGI personnel. Discrepancies noted by monitors and
reports from applicants of alleged misconduct are subject to inclusion
in VGI periodic reports to the EPA.
Applicants seeking to be certified as a VGI Testing Organization
must certify that they are not now, nor have ever been under investigation
nor cited by the Enforcement Division of the Environmental Protection
Agency for violations of EPA regulations pertaining to Technician
Certification under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.