Certification is basically a process of providing written testimony that an individual is qualified to do certain work. The qualifications of an individual are based on education, level of training, work experience, and the ability to pass a vision test. In the field of NDT, certification is very important because NDT personnel are often making critical judgments that can have safety and/or significant financial consequences. NDT personnel must have a great deal of confidence in the results of their work. Since many of the NDT methods do not produce a record of the inspection results, certification presents objective evidence of the knowledge and skill level of the individual performing an inspection.
The procedure used to assure that NDT personnel possess the qualifications necessary to do competent work includes:
♦ training to gain the necessary knowledge
♦ experience under the guidance of knowledgeable people
♦ qualification examinations to demonstrate that competency has been achieved
♦ certification to document successful demonstration of competency.
Technicians can either be certified under a central certification program such as ACCP and CSWIP or by the employer as stated in ASNT SNT-TC-1A. ANDTS offers certification on behalf of the employer, by acting as the employer external Level III, in the methods of RT, UT, MT and PT. We can certify technicians to Level I, Level II and Level II Limited.