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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1889 by mwForum 2. The intent was to produce a new document that provided strict requirements rather than simply guidelines. Florida West Coast – Section Arizona – Section Another difference is in the visual acuity exams: 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.

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Sounds like there may not be a specific code or standard that requires it other then customer may require it. I’m only asking because it seems silly to even reference the certification if they don’t have any specific qualifications and also I wan’t to know as much as possible since it may come up on the Level III basic exam.

By ssbn Date Harris Scott Miller Bruce D. It differs significantly in several areas. Best regards – Al. Qualification and certification of NDE personnel is a function of training, experience and examination and is based on the technology or test method.

The CP outlines five levels of certification rather than three. Additionally, ASNT does not have an audit function to assure that compliance to the intent of the document is met. I know sant reason for creating it and being more stringent as a standard an not a recommended practice.


This cannot be reduced in rigidity to suit company requirements dictated by CP 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! 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 PdM certification and all of either have very few references and information for this certification.

Plumstead, Vice Chair George C. CP adds certification levels of trainee and instructor.

Employers may simultaneously put both programs in place within their businesses. Rochester – Section Vision Requirements – The vision requirements for near vision acuity are more stringent in CP requiring acuity to read the Jaeger 1 instead of Jaegar 2. CP Review Subcommittee This subcommittee of the SDC has the responsibility to review comments on and objections to CPand to submit proposed revisions to the full committee. However, CP requires a certification procedure rather than a written practice.

I concur Al, Here’s an interesting synopsis covering both the guidelines and asnf standard: North Florida – Section Not logged in American Welding Society Forum.

ANSI/ASNT CP-189 (2016), SNT-TC-1A (2016) Addendums Available

Surely by virtue of demonstrating continuous performance by an internal or external means of assessment, automatically achieves traceability and quantification. Certification schemes are available to operate as company internal quality measures with internal or external moderation.

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.

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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.

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Should you require any further guidance on any of the points mentioned in this paper please contact Lavender International NDT Ltd. 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.

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! Written with the intent of becoming a national standard, CP offered an alternative to SNT-TC-1A with more rigid requirements, rather than guidelines.

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CP also requires that the candidate prepare a test procedure as part of the practical examination. The ASNT Recommended Practice is used in many industries, including oil and gas, transportation, power plants, construction, bridge fabrication, and bridge inspection. Again this is not a comprehensive list of the differences, but simply the “major” fundamental differences in the concepts By asjt the most important fundamental difference is in the concept that CP is a national standard and must be dp as a minimum requirement not simply a set of guidelines which may be altered An age-old phrase of justification is that of “continued satisfactory performance” but what does this mean?