All certifications shall be contingent upon the technician signing a rights and responsibilities agreement.
This agreement details the expectations for technician conduct along with the consequences of the abuse and or neglect of these responsibilities. Signed agreements are due at the time a technician takes the certification exam and are required for each certification discipline.
The following language is a typical Rights and Responsibilities document that must be signed by the technician.
Certification carries inherent rights and responsibilities. These rights include being exclusively sanctioned along with others so Qualified by TTQP to perform sampling, testing, and reporting of test results for quality control and quality assurance programs. These responsibilities include performing and reporting tests with the accuracy and precision expected of the Technician in accordance with the required test procedures. By signing this document the Technician agrees to abide by all of the terms of the TTQP included in the Registration, Policies, & Information Handbook and as set forth by the contracting Agency.
Findings of negligence or abuse of these rights and responsibilities will be penalized by recommendation of the Certification Advisory Committee (CAC) and any appeal to the CAC Chair. Penalties, as prescribed herein, may be assessed for Technician abuse or negligence. Negligence is defined as unintentional deviations from approved procedures which may or may not cause erroneous results. The first finding of negligence will result in a letter of reprimand being sent to both the employee and the employer; the second will result in a thirty (30) day suspension of certification; the third, in a one hundred eighty (180) day suspension of certification; and the fourth in permanent suspension of certification. Abuse is defined as intentional deviations from approved procedures. The first finding of abuse will result in a minimum one (1) year suspension and up to permanent revocation of an individual's certification. Any subsequent finding of abuse will result in permanent revocation of certification. Revocation or suspension of one certification will be considered revocation or suspension of all certifications held by the Technician. Permanent revocation of certification will result in that person being ineligible for any TTQP certification. The penalties are guidelines and the CAC may impose harsher penalties if warranted for findings of abuse or negligence.
The Technician should also be aware that both State and Federal laws may govern construction projects, including Title 18, United States Code, Section 1020 that in brief states that anyone making falsifications on Federal-aid projects, "Shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both."
I, ____________________, have read, understand and agree to abide by the rights, responsibilities and penalties associated with receipt of this certification.