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Career Resolutions: Consider NDT Level 3 Certification

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As 2020 nears its end, many of us will be glad to see it go. This year has brought with it its fair share of tragedy and disappointment, but a new year offers new hope.

Every year, millions of people around the globe make resolutions to guide their lives onto the new paths they desire. But all of those plans are nothing without a little elbow grease behind them. The best way to set your life on the trajectory you want, is to make clearly defined plans that lead to success. If you’re looking for a way to revamp your career in the new year, NDT certification is precisely what you need.

Here’s what you should know about considering NDT Level 3 Certification for your 2021 career resolution.

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NDT Level 3 Certification

There are a myriad of reasons for choosing NDT certification in the first place. Nondestructive testing is an exciting and diverse career field with endless opportunities for advancement. NDT technicians are granted access to a variety of different industries, from aerospace to medical imaging to infrastructure.

While entry-level certification is sufficient to be an NDT technician, a level 3 certification offers much more flexibility and independence than other levels.

As a level 3 NDT technician, you demonstrate the highest level of proficiency in the nondestructive testing field. These technicians meet all of the requirements for Levels 1 and 2 certification, including hours of training, as well as meeting another one of the three following requirements:

  • Possess a degree in engineering or science from a university or college with a minimum one year of Level II experience in the specific NDT discipline(s)

  • Passed at least two years of science or engineering study at a college, university, or technical school with two years of Level II experience in the specific NDT discipline(s)

  • Gained four years of Level II experience in the specific NDT discipline(s)

Not only is Level 3 certification good for individual improvement, it can also improve the quality of work you offer your clients or employer.

Level 3 technicians can also offer their clients more services than a lower level technician. These services include:

  • Developing and/or reviewing client’s written practices for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel.

  • Developing and/or reviewing client’s NDT procedures.

  • Verification of qualifications and/or certifications of NDT personnel.

  • Conducting training and qualification testing to certify personnel.

  • Representing clients in discussions with customers, sub-contractors, auditors, etc. with regards to your NDT Program including procedures and written practice.

  • Development of calibration standards, ultrasonic testing, and equipment selection.

  • Expert witness, depositions or third part advocacy work.

If you’re looking to become a highly qualified nondestructive testing technician to fulfill your new year’s resolutions, the perfect NDT school is within reach.

Contact TXNDT Today!

Achieving NDT certification requires quality education through NDT courses that offer hands-on instruction from experts who know this industry backwards and forwards. Becoming an expert technician starts with high caliber training at an NDT school like TXNDT. Since the requirements of an NDT technician can change from job to job, the expert instructors at TXNDT ensure that all prospective technicians are qualified to take on whatever their next job throws at them.

From introductory NDT courses to NDT level 3 certification, we take an active approach to educating all of our students and encourage all prospective technicians to take an active role in their own learning.

If you or your staff are looking for ways to expand your skills and broaden your career opportunities through nondestructive testing courses, consider NDT certification. Don’t trust just any NDT school. If you’re looking for a top-tier experience, give us a call today at 281-231-0001 or check out our website for more information.