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Does NDT Certification Cover All Types of Non Destructive Testing?

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For those seeking entrance into the nondestructive testing field, NDT training opens the door to an exciting and diverse profession with endless opportunities.

Even so, just like with any job, a slip of paper doesn’t always mean a technician is fully prepared for any eventuality on the job.

That being said, you may find yourself asking, “What is the true value of NDT certification? What can I do with my training?”

Today on the blog we answer the FAQ: Does NDT certification cover all types of nondestructive testing?

Here’s what you need to know.

Know Your Certification Levels

Nondestructive testing certification is structured into increasing levels of certification.

At each level, there are not necessarily different types of testing that can be performed, but different levels of skill that are expected and more or less autonomy afforded to each technician.

At TXNDT, we offer certification at a variety of levels, from introductory skills to high proficiency.

  • Level I Limited and Level I: the lowest level of NDT certification, at this level, technicians are learning the basics of nondestructive testing and conducting tests under close supervision
  • Level II: at this level, technicians have more experience, are familiar with how to prepare for and conduct various nondestructive tests, and can supervise less experienced technicians
  • NDT Level III Certification: Technicians at this level are highly skilled and serve as supervisors and instructors as well as experienced technicians.

Our Courses

At each of the different levels of certification, there are also courses that focus on the different types of testing that can be performed.

Our current offerings include (but are not limited to):

Ultrasonic Testing Level I

This course will emphasize

  • Basic Theory of Ultrasonic Testing.
  • The fundamentals of piezoelectric crystals and the sound they produce.
  • How sound reacts to discontinuities.
  • The fundamentals of Reflection and Attenuation.
  • Calibration of various search units.
  • Longitudinal Wave (Straight beam) Inspections for discontinuities and wall thickness measurements.

Liquid Penetrant Testing Level I and II

Technicians will be trained in

  • Theory of Liquid Penetrant Testing.
  • Equipment and Type of penetrant combinations.
  • Types of Discontinuities found via PT.
  • Testing Preparation, Testing, Evaluation and Reporting

Magnetic Particle Testing Level I and II

This training consists of

  • Theory of Magnetic Principles including Magnetic Fields, Flux Leakage, Magnetic Process, Demagnetization and Basic Principles.
  • Use of MT Techniques in Industry.
  • Methods of Magnetic Particle Inspection.
  • Test Preparation, Testing Process, Evaluation and Reporting.
  • Magnetic particle testing is an industry-oriented course.

TXNDT offers a variety of courses aside from those listed above. If you’re looking for certification in a specific type of training, contact us today to inquire about all of your NDT certification options.

Get Certified Today!

At TXNDT, our primary focus is making sure that each technician we train is fully prepared to head into the workforce.

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.

Our students leave NDT courses equipped to perform all job functions whether they are taking an introductory NDT course or have reached NDT level 3 certification.

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.

But 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.