NDT Levels I, II, III

NDT LEVEL II CERTIFICATION, SNT-TC-1A, 2016 – MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Following are the minimum requirements for an individual to acquire a NDT Level II Certification in a specific method as per  SNT-TC-1A, 2016 All requirements have to be met.

  1. Education –  High school or Equivalent
  2. Organized NDT Training Program with required hours. The training program to include sufficient examinations to ensure understanding of necessary information (Section 7.0 of SNT-TC-1A)
  3. Experience as per SNT-TC-1A – to be verified by Employer.
  4. Eye Examinations (near vision and color contrast) performed annually (see Section 8.2 of SNT-TC-1A) .
  5. Examinations conducted as per employer’s written practice – General, Specific and Practical with with minimum number of questions. (see Section 8.0 of SNT-TC-1A)

Table 1. Training and Experience Requirements to be a NDT Level  II as per SNT-TC-1A 2016. Example – To be a MT Level II, an individual must have 20 hours of class room training, 280 hours of MT experience and 530 hours of total NDT experience

PT MT VT ET or UT
Training 12 hours 20 hours 24 hours 80 hours
Experience-Method 210 hours 280 hours 210 hours 840 hours
Experience – Total NDT 400 hours 530 hours 400 hours 1600 hours

NOTE: Certification of all levels of NDT is the responsibility of the employer (9.1 of SNT-TC-1A)

LEVEL I, II AND III QUALIFICATIONS AS PER SNT-TC-1A

Level I: Qualified to perform specific calibrations, specific NDT, specific evaluations, and record results. Should receive specific instruction or supervision from a NDT Level II or III.

Level II: Qualified to set up and calibrate equipment and interpret and evaluate results as per applicable codes, standards and specifications. Should be familiar with technique limitations. Organize and report the results. Should exercise assigned responsibility for on-the-job training and guidance of trainees and Level I personnel.

Level III: Qualified to develop, qualify and approve procedures, establish techniques, interpreting codes and standards. Should have sufficient practical background in applicable materials, fabrication and product technology. Should be capable of training and examining Level I and II personnel.

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