Certification of Personnel Involved in Non-Destructive Testing

Non-Destructive Testing comprises a set of examinations, checks, and surveys conducted using methods that do not alter the material and do not require the destruction or removal of specimens from the structure under examination. The fundamental characteristic of this type of testing is its ability to verify details without interfering with the material.

Services Offered

International Weld can certify personnel engaged in non-destructive testing according to major international standards ISO 9712 and Recommendation SNT-TC-1A for the following methods:

International Weld is accredited by ACCREDIA, in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024, for the certification of NDT personnel at levels 1, 2, and 3 according to UNI EN ISO 9712.

International Weld is Recognized as a Third Party for the approval of personnel performing Non-Destructive Testing for pressure equipment of categories III and IV under Annex I, Article 3.1.3 of Directive 2014/68/EU PED.

Certification Process

The certification process for personnel engaged in non-destructive testing involves the following steps:

1. Acceptance of the economic offer.

2. Submission of the certification application.

3. Performance of qualification tests according to the required standards.

4. Deliberation and issuance of certification.

To be admitted to the qualification exam, personnel engaged in non-destructive testing must have the required training (training course), industrial experience in NDT, and visual acuity, as specified by the reference standard. Additionally, they must undergo a qualification exam for each testing method they intend to qualify for.

The exam for levels I and II consists of three phases:

1. General theoretical exam

2. Specific theoretical exam

3. Practical exam

The general and specific exams consist of a defined number of multiple-choice questions based on the chosen testing method.

The practical exam involves conducting tests on examination samples with predefined defects, recording, interpreting, and documenting the obtained results.

For qualification at level II according to ISO 9712, the drafting of a work instruction for level I is required.

Level III

The exam consists of two distinct phases:

The basic exam includes questions related to materials, defectology, processing, regulations, and NDT methods in general.

The method exam includes specific questions related to the qualification method and the drafting of one or more testing procedures.

Additional Information

Potential application areas

Non-destructive testing is an indispensable tool for the final inspection of products, increasingly asserting itself in the industrial sector.

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