NDT  EducationTraining  and Experience Requirement for Initial Qualification

as per SNT-TC-1A, 2011

 

 

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 provide training , education and NDT classes at our NDT Training School located in Houston.

 

Levels of Qualification as per SNT-TC-1A, 2011

 

Level I: 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

Level II: 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.

Level III: 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 non destructive testing program should include sufficient examinations to ensure understanding of necessary information (Section 7.0 of SNT-TC-1A, 2011)

 

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, 2011).

 

Examinations: Administration and Grading in General, Specific and Practical with minimum number of questions. (Section 8.0 of SNT-TC-1A, 2011)

 

Note:Certification of all levels of Non destrcutive testing is the responsibility of the employer (9.1 of SNT-TC-1A, 2011)

 

Recommended Initial Training and Experience Levels

 

Method Level High School GED or Equivalent 2 Years Engg.or Tech. School Min. Work Experience (Hours) Total Hours in NDT

Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)

I

4

4

70

130

II

8

4

140

270

Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)

I

12

8

70

130

II

8

4

210

400

Radiographic Testing (RT)

I

40

30

210

400
II 40 35 630 1200

Ultrasonic Testing (UT)

I

40

30

210

400
II 40 35 630 1200
Eddy Current Testing (ET)

I

40

30

210

400
II 40 35 630 1200
Visual & Optical Testing (VT) I 8 4 70 130
II 16 8 140 270

 * 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

Method Limited Certification Technician Starting Point Formal Training Min. Required Exp. (Hours)
RT Film Interpretation Trainee 40 220
Film Interpretation RT Level I 24 220
UT Digital Thickness Trainee 8 40
A-Scan Thickness Trainee 24 175

 

Non- Radiographers

Interpretation of Radiographs- Required practical review of 1000 radiographs

Radiographers ( Certified RT Level I ) - Refresher Instruction - 24 hours