ASNT STANDARD 2ANO EDITION TOPICAL OUTLINES FOR QUALIFICATION OF NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING PERSONNEL ‘The American Society for ne. This newly approved ANSI Standard, ANSI/ASNT CP Training Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Personnel, replaces the recommended training. ASNT Central Certification Program is administered and maintained by an independent . ANSI/ASNT CP A Standard of Topical Outlines for. Qualification.

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Written with the intent of becoming a national standard, CP offered an alternative to SNT-TC-1A with more rigid requirements, rather than guidelines. Oh btw, this is from the February issue of Quality Magazine: Certification in accordance asht EN and ISO is differs from those previous by classification as central certification in a similar vein to college examination bodies.

Powered by mwForum 2. Another difference is in the visual acuity exams: The CP outlines five levels of certification rather than three. CP adds certification levels of trainee and instructor.

Employers may simultaneously put both programs in place within their businesses. 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. Nevada – Section I’m only asking because it seems silly to even reference the certification if they don’t have 1105 specific qualifications and also I wan’t to know as much as possible since it may come up on the Level III basic exam.

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Employers are sometimes under pressure to put certified NDE technicians to work and keep their personnel billable. By Date The intent was to produce a new document that provided strict requirements rather than simply guidelines. Arizona – Section Florida West Coast – Section Levels of qualification – There are 5 levels of qualification instead of 3 the additional 2 being “Instructor” and “Trainee”.


Should you require any further guidance on any of the points mentioned in this paper please contact Lavender International NDT Ltd. But this approach is little short of the certification process advocated by many as costly and unnecessary. SNT-TC-1A is not a mandatory standard or code but rather is an employer-based program with recommended guidelines for initial training, c; and testing of NDE personnel for qualification and certification.

Vision Requirements – The vision requirements for near vision acuity are more stringent in CP requiring acuity to read the 1105 1 instead of Jaegar 2. Colorado – Section My question is what are the requirements for PdM since either don’t have any formal training or experience hour requirement.

When is CP required?

Certification schemes are available to operate as company internal quality measures with internal or external moderation. When a company decides to follow CPthey must accept all the requirements of that standard, with little or no adjustment or leeway and the relevant training requirements! However, CP requires a certification procedure rather than a written practice. Nebraska – Section Level III examinations also require a procedure be prepared for the practical exam. So basically there’s no requirement from ASNT to use one system over the other because that decision is up to the contractor to make and the subcontractor to follow Each category specifies visual applications and is available at levels 1 or 2 with specific criteria pertaining to eligibility of trainers and prospective level 3 persons.

Is this a quantifiable value or a misnomer of accuracy?

The ASNT Recommended Practice is used in many industries, including oil and gas, transportation, power plants, construction, bridge fabrication, and bridge inspection. Again it must be approved by the Level III.

An age-old phrase of justification is that of “continued satisfactory performance” but what does this mean? Thanks for your response.

I tried to do some research on here and other places but Assnt couldn’t find anything which states CP was required except in some NRC documents and random employers written practice.


Qualification and certification of NDE personnel is a function of training, experience and examination and is based on the technology or test method. I concur Al, Here’s an interesting synopsis covering both the guidelines and the standard: Again this is not a comprehensive list of the differences, but simply the “major” fundamental differences in the concepts 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 A brief list of some of the major differences below: 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!

San Francisco – Section CP also requires that the candidate prepare a test procedure as part of the practical examination. The document intends that employers will create their own programs based on their business streams and needs by developing a written practice. Additionally, ASNT does not have an audit function to assure that compliance to the intent of the document is met. Rochester – Section In that case it is a contractual obligation.

This cannot be reduced in rigidity to suit company requirements dictated by CP Clear as Oktoberfest Beer eh? The PdM certification and all of either have very few references and information for this certification. I found through PdMprofessionals.

Best regards – Al. 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.

North Florida – Section Not all code or standards require certification but how else do you assess the competence of test personnel? Not logged in American Welding Society Forum.