NDT LEVEL II CERTIFICATION,ASNT SNT-TC-1A, 2020 – MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
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Following are the minimum requirements for an individual to acquire a NDT Level II Certification in a specific method as per ASNT SNT-TC-1A, 2020 All requirements have to be met.
- NDT Training with required hours. The training shall be organized and include sufficient examinations to ensure understanding of necessary information (Section 7.0 of ASNT SNT-TC-1A)
- NDT Examinations conducted as per employer’s written practice – General, Specific and Practical with minimum number of questions. (see Section 8.0 of ASNT SNT-TC-1A)
- Experience hours as per ASNT SNT-TC-1A – to be verified by Employer.
- Annual Eye Examinations (near vision and color contrast) performed annually (see Section 8.2 of ASNT SNT-TC-1A) .
Table 1. Training and Experience Requirements to be a NDT Level II as per SNT-TC-1A 2020. 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
|UT, RT or ET
|Experience – Total NDT
NOTES: 1. Certification of all levels of NDT is the responsibility of the employer (9.1 of SNT-TC-1A). 2. Requirements for Phased array UT, TOFD, Computed RT, Digital RT certifications are listed in table 6.3.1 A of SNT-TC-1A 3. Requirements for Level II Limited certifications for UT thickness and RT film interpretation are listed in table 6.3.1 B of SNT-TC-1A
LEVEL I, II AND III QUALIFICATIONS
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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