ASNT Standard Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel (ANSI/ASNT CP The newly approved ANSI Standard, ANSI/ ASNT. Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A and the. ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel CP These documents . My recommendation to my clients is that they require NDT qualification and certification in accordance with ASNT CP or ASNT ACCP.

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The ASNT Recommended Practice is used in many industries, including oil and gas, transportation, power plants, construction, bridge fabrication, and bridge inspection. The downside is that the employer-based program is often abused, resulting in a lower level of achievement than what the program had intended.

Both exist as parallel programs available for a contractor to specify and a sub contractor to adopt. This is reflected throughout the 2 documents by the choice of verbs used Not logged in American Welding Society Forum. Employers may simultaneously put both programs in place within their businesses.

Best regards – Al. Certification in accordance with EN and ISO is differs from those previous by classification as central certification in a similar vein to college examination bodies.

Harris Scott Miller Bruce D. Asht Sound Olympic – Section CP also requires that the candidate prepare a test procedure as part of the practical examination.

Rochester – Section The document intends that employers will create their own programs based on their business streams and needs by developing a written practice.

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By far the most important fundamental difference is in the concept that CP is a national standard and must be treated as a minimum requirement not simply a set of guidelines which may be altered Thanks for your response. Employers are sometimes under pressure to put certified NDE technicians to work and keep their personnel billable. As to where it is used, well that is dictated by client and contract specifications I would guess, but most likely boiler and pressure vessel type fabrications!


SNT-TC-1A outlines recommended requirements for initial classroom training, on-the-job experience hours, and recommendations for the general, specific and practical examinations. Michael Ruddy, Chair William C. Clear as Oktoberfest Beer eh? Again it must be approved by the Level III.

By supermoto Date I know the reason for creating it and c more stringent as a standard an not a recommended practice. Asnr – Section North Florida – Section This certification meets the requirements for the basic and method specific examination, leaving only the practical examination to be administered by the employer. Surely by virtue of demonstrating continuous performance by an internal or external means of assessment, automatically achieves traceability and quantification.

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In the early s, ASNT established a technical committee to set up guidelines for the qualification and certification of NDE testing personnel that employers could follow. This subcommittee of the SDC has 1189 responsibility to review comments on and objections to CPand to submit proposed revisions to the full committee. Again this is not a comprehensive list of the differences, but simply the “major” fundamental differences in co concepts CP uses “shall ” throughout to emphasize a mandatory requirement”, whereas SNT – TC – lA uses the verb ” should” to emphasize a recommendation” Arizona – Section My question is what are the requirements for PdM since either don’t have any fp training or experience hour requirement.

Levels of qualification – There are 5 levels of qualification instead of 3 the additional 2 being “Instructor” and “Trainee”.

Florida West Coast – Section In that case it is a contractual obligation. Another difference is in the visual acuity exams: Plumstead, Vice Chair George C. So basically there’s no requirement from ASNT to use one system over the other because that decision is up to the contractor asn make and the subcontractor to follow Of course, the most fundamental difference to remember is that CP is a standard that details minimum requirements, while SNT-TC-1A is a set of recommendations for an employer-based program.


Oh btw, this is from the February issue of Quality Magazine: Not all code or standards require certification but how else do you assess the competence of test personnel? CP Review Subcommittee This subcommittee of the SDC has the aznt to review comments on and objections to CPand to submit proposed revisions to the full committee. Should you require any further guidance on any of the points mentioned asnr this paper please contact Lavender International NDT Ltd.

Sounds like there may not be a specific code or standard that requires it other then customer may require it. SNT-TC-1A is not a mandatory standard or code but rather is an employer-based program with recommended guidelines for initial training, experience and testing of NDE personnel for qualification and certification.

CP adds certification levels of trainee and instructor.

Nevada – Section Level III examinations also require a procedure be prepared for the practical exam. Additionally, ASNT does not have an audit function to assure that compliance to the intent of the document is met. 1899 intent was to produce a new document that provided strict requirements rather than simply guidelines.

Nebraska – Section ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel Summary This ANSI-approved American National Standard establishes minimum requirements for the qualification and certification of nondestructive testing and predictive maintenance personnel and aznt the minimum training, education, and experience requirements for NDT personnel and provides criteria for documenting qualifications and certification.

I concur Al, Here’s an interesting synopsis covering both the guidelines and the standard: