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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Nebraska – Section In that case it is a contractual obligation. Thanks for your response. By supermoto Date Should you require any further guidance on any of the points mentioned in this paper please contact Lavender International NDT Ltd. SNT-TC-1A outlines recommended requirements for initial classroom training, on-the-job experience hours, and recommendations for the general, specific and practical examinations. 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 Employers may simultaneously put both programs in place within their businesses.

Clear as Oktoberfest Beer eh? 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.

The ASNT Recommended Practice is used in many industries, including oil and gas, transportation, power plants, construction, bridge fabrication, and bridge inspection. My question is what are the requirements for PdM since either don’t have any formal training or experience hour requirement.

The CP outlines five levels of certification rather than three. Ssnt in accordance with EN and ISO is differs from those previous by classification as central certification in a similar vein to college examination bodies.

Employers are sometimes under pressure to put certified NDE technicians to work and keep their personnel billable. The downside is that the employer-based program is often abused, resulting in a lower level of achievement than what the program had intended.


By Date Not logged in American Welding Society Forum. This certification meets the requirements for the basic and method specific examination, leaving only the practical examination to be administered by the employer. Is this a quantifiable value or a misnomer of accuracy?

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Levels of qualification – There are 5 levels of qualification aasnt of 3 the additional 2 being “Instructor” and “Trainee”. Powered by mwForum 2. CP uses “shall ” throughout to emphasize a mandatory requirement”, whereas SNT – TC – lA uses the verb ” should” to emphasize a recommendation” Best regards – Al.

San Francisco – Section For an individual to become certified in multiple test methods, each method must be represented by method-specific training, experience and examinations. Again it must be approved by the Level III. Florida West Coast – Section Again this is not a comprehensive list of the differences, but simply the asnnt fundamental differences in the concepts I found through PdMprofessionals. 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.

I know the reason for creating it and being more stringent as a standard an not a recommended practice. 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 Oh btw, this is from the February issue of Quality Magazine: By ssbn Date CP adds certification levels of trainee and instructor. Qualification and certification of NDE personnel is a function of training, experience and examination and axnt based on the technology or test method.

Although both routes to certification adnt attributes and detriments they do ensure adequate coverage of all industrial needs with flexible options to address specific requirements. Arizona – Section North Florida – Section asnnt Another difference is in the visual acuity exams: Certification schemes are available to operate as company internal 15 measures with internal or external moderation. It differs significantly in several areas. I tried to do some research on here ssnt other places but I couldn’t find anything which states CP was required except in some NRC documents and random employers written practice.


When is CP required?

When a company decides to follow CPthey must accept all the requirements of that standard, with little c no adjustment or leeway and the relevant training requirements! Puget Sound Olympic – Section This is reflected throughout the 2 documents by the choice of verbs used As to where it is used, well that is dictated by client and contract specifications I would guess, but most asntt boiler and pressure vessel type fabrications! 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.

Not all code or standards require certification but how else do you assess the competence of test personnel? However, CP requires a certification procedure rather than a written practice. I concur Al, Here’s an interesting synopsis covering both the guidelines c; the standard: Nevada – Section The intent aant to produce a new document that provided strict requirements rather than simply guidelines. 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.

Surely by virtue of demonstrating continuous performance by an internal or external means of assessment, automatically achieves traceability and quantification.

CP also requires that the candidate prepare a test procedure as part of the practical examination.