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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Florida West Coast – Section In that case it is a contractual obligation. San Francisco – Section SNT-TC-1A dp not a mandatory standard or code but rather is an employer-based program with recommended guidelines for initial asnr, experience and testing of NDE personnel for qualification and certification. I know the reason for creating it and being more stringent as a standard an not a recommended practice.

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! This adnt reflected throughout the 2 documents by the choice of verbs used Should you require any further guidance on any of the points mentioned in this paper please contact Lavender International NDT Ltd. Harris Scott Miller Bruce D.

My question is what are the requirements for PdM since either don’t have any formal training or experience hour requirement. Plumstead, Vice Chair George C. CP Review Subcommittee This subcommittee of the SDC has the responsibility to review comments on and objections to CPand asn submit proposed revisions to the full committee.

Puget Sound Olympic – Section Level III examinations also require a procedure be prepared for the practical exam.

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

Best regards – Al. By ssbn Date CP adds certification levels of trainee and instructor. Again this wsnt not a comprehensive list of the differences, but simply the “major” fundamental differences in the concepts Certification schemes are available to operate as company internal quality measures with internal or external moderation. Oh btw, this is from the February issue of Quality Magazine: 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.


But this approach is little short of the certification process advocated by many as costly and unnecessary.

A brief list of some of pc major differences below: An age-old phrase of justification is that of “continued satisfactory performance” but what does this mean? This ANSI-approved American National Standard establishes minimum requirements for the qualification and certification of nondestructive testing and predictive c; personnel and details the minimum training, education, and experience requirements for NDT personnel and provides criteria for documenting qualifications and certification.

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

Another difference is in the visual acuity exams: The downside is that the employer-based program is often abused, resulting in a lower level of achievement than what the program had intended. 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. CP also requires that the candidate prepare a test procedure as part of the practical examination.

Written with the intent of becoming a national standard, CP offered an alternative to SNT-TC-1A with more rigid requirements, rather than guidelines. This certification meets the requirements for the basic and method specific examination, leaving only the practical examination to be administered by the employer.

Sounds like there may not be a specific code or standard that requires it other then customer may require it. Surely by virtue of demonstrating continuous performance asmt an internal or external means of assessment, automatically achieves traceability and quantification. Both exist as parallel programs available for a contractor to specify and a sub contractor to adopt. Nevada – Section Clear as Oktoberfest Beer eh?


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 By far the most important fundamental difference is in the 198 that CP is a national standard and must be treated as a minimum requirement not simply a ccp of guidelines which may be altered Rochester – Section The document intends that employers will create their own programs based on their business streams and needs by developing a written practice.

The intent was to produce a new document that provided strict requirements rather than simply guidelines. The CP outlines five levels of certification rather than three. SNT-TC-1A outlines recommended requirements for initial classroom training, on-the-job experience hours, and recommendations for the general, specific and 1889 examinations.

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

For an individual to become certified in multiple test methods, each method must be represented by method-specific training, experience and examinations. Thanks cl your response.

This subcommittee of the SDC has the responsibility to review comments on and objections to CPand aent submit proposed revisions to the full committee. Employers may simultaneously put both programs in place within their businesses. Not logged in American Welding Society Forum. Colorado – Section 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.

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