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ANSI/ASNT CP, ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of regarding various provisions of CP and the responses from the ASNT Standard. ASNT Standard for Qualification and. Certification of NDE Personnel. (ANSI/ ASNT CP). Since SNT-TC-1A is a “recommended practice” or a set of. ASNT obtained ANSI accreditation to process this document through a consensus balloting process that would recognize ASNT CP as a.

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This subcommittee of the SDC has the responsibility to review comments on and objections to CPand to submit proposed revisions to the full committee. For an individual to become certified in multiple test methods, each method must be represented by method-specific training, experience and examinations.

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.

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 details the minimum training, asbt, and experience requirements for NDT personnel and provides criteria for documenting qualifications and certification.

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 Again this is not a comprehensive list of the differences, but simply the “major” fundamental differences in the concepts Written with the intent of becoming a national standard, Snsi offered an alternative to SNT-TC-1A with more rigid requirements, rather than guidelines.


It differs significantly in several areas.

A brief list of some of the major differences below: This certification meets the requirements for the basic and method specific examination, leaving only the practical examination to be administered by the employer. This is reflected throughout the 2 documents by the choice of verbs used By supermoto Date Again it must be approved by the Level III. However, CP requires a certification procedure rather than a written practice. Harris Scott Miller Bruce D.

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People who perform an audit of an NDE certification program are often not specialists in the field or are not thoroughly familiar with the original intent of the employer-based program. Product Number Reaffirmation More Information Learn about the differences between Codes, regulatory requirements, standards, specifications and recommended practices that are used in all aspects of construction, fabrication, manufacturing and inspection.

Responses to a collection of inquiries regarding various provisions of Recommended Practice No. Nevada – Section Wnsi first edition of SNT-TC-1A was published inand it provided the general format for the development of almost all other NDT certification standards in use today.

When is CP required?

Anxi in accordance with EN and ISO is differs from those previous by classification as central certification in a similar vein to college examination bodies. I found through PdMprofessionals. The downside is that the employer-based program is often abused, resulting in a lower level of achievement than what the program had intended.

The ASNT Recommended Practice is used in many industries, including oil asnnt gas, transportation, power plants, construction, bridge fabrication, and bridge inspection.

Levels of qualification – There are 5 levels of qualification instead of 3 the additional 2 being “Instructor” and “Trainee”. The CP outlines five levels of certification rather than three.


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Additionally, ASNT does not have an audit function to assure that compliance to the intent of the document is met. Although both routes to certification have attributes and detriments they do ensure adequate coverage of all industrial needs with flexible options to address specific requirements.

The intent was to produce a new document that provided strict requirements rather than simply guidelines. 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!

Rochester – Section San Francisco – Section By ssbn Date Assnt Sound Olympic – Section Is this a quantifiable value or a misnomer of accuracy? My question is what are the requirements for PdM since either don’t have any formal training or experience hour requirement.

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.

Thanks for your response. In that case it is a contractual obligation. I know the reason for creating it and being more stringent as a standard an not a recommended practice.

Best regards – Al. Sounds like there may not be a specific code assnt standard that requires it other then customer may require it. Should you require any further guidance on any of the points mentioned in this paper please contact Lavender International NDT Ltd.