NDT Education, Training and Experience Requirement for Initial Qualification as per SNT-TC-1A, 201
Candidates for NDT certification should have sufficient education, training, and experience to ensure qualification in those applicable methods in which they are being considered for certification. We provide education and NDT classes at our NDT Training School located in Houston.
Levels of Qualification as per SNT-TC-1A, 2016
Qualified to properly perform specific calibrations, examination and evaluations for acceptance or rejection determinations according to written instruction and to record results. A Level I personnel should receive necessary instruction and supervision from a certified Level II or III individual
Qualified to set up and calibrate equipment and interpret and evaluate results with respect to applicable codes, standards, and specifications. Should be thoroughly familiar with scope and limitations of methods for which qualified and should exercise assigned responsibility for on-the-job experience and guidance of trainees and Level I personnel. He should be able to organize and report the results.
Qualified to develop, qualify and approve procedures, establish and approve techniques, interpreting codes, standards, specification and procedure and designate the particular NDT Methods, techniques and procedure to be used. Should have sufficient practical background in applicable materials, fabrication and product technology to establish techniques and acceptance criteria when one are otherwise available. A Level III Personnel Should be capable of training and examining Level I and II personnel.
Education - Minimum High school or Equivalent
NDT Training - Organized Class Room program with required hours. The organized nondestructive testing program should include sufficient examinations to ensure understanding of necessary information (Section 7.0 of SNT-TC-1A, 2016)
Experience: Experience as per section 6.3 and to be verified by Employer.
Vision Examination - Near vision Acuity and Color Contrast Differentiation should be performed annually (Section 8.2 of SNT- TC-1A, 2016).
Examinations: Administration and Grading in General, Specific and Practical with a minimum number of questions. (Section 8.0 of SNT-TC-1A, 2016)
Note: Certification of all levels of Non destrcutive testing is the responsibility of the employer (9.1 of SNT-TC-1A, 2016)
Recommended Initial Training and Experience Levels
* For other information please refer table 6.3.2 A , B and notes below table.
NDT Training and Experience Levels for Level II Limited Certification
Interpretation of Radiographs- Required practical review of 1000 radiographs
Radiographers ( Certified RT Level I ) - Refresher Instruction - 24 hours