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How Long Does NDT Technician Training Take?

calendar Apr. 20, 2020user-iconTXNDT
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It’s no secret that life in the modern era moves at a rapid pace. Food is fast, shipping takes no time at all, and attention spans have been reduced to just a few seconds at a time.

That being said, time is a more precious resource than ever. No one wants to waste their valuable time unless there is a significant return on investment. For the technician considering nondestructive testing certification, the fear of lengthy training may be a deterrent to receiving training.

In today’s article we answer the FAQ: How long does NDT technician training take? Here’s what you need to know.

What is NDT Training?

Nondestructive testing is an exciting and innovative field that serves a variety of industries, from railways, to green energy, to infrastructure.

Nondestructive testing technicians learn and perform the best methods of inspection on sensitive assets that don’t damage components.

NDT certification can look different depending on the level of certification you seek:

  • Level I Limited and Level I: At this level of experience, technicians perform very few varieties of testing and are closely monitored by supervisors.
  • Level II: At this level of certification, technicians are expected to be well-versed in the codes, standards, and specifications of the jobs they are performing. Level II technicians are capable of setting up and conducting all inspection procedures on their own and can serve as supervisors for less experienced technicians.
  • Level III: This is the highest level of certification available to a technician, and therefore requires the most of each NDT certification candidate. These individuals should have the most experience of all three levels. And are often called upon to train or supervise other technicians in training.

What is the Time Commitment for NDT Training?

In accordance with the different levels of certification, the time commitment for nondestructive testing courses can also vary depending on what courses are being taken.

The time commitment for a course can take anywhere from 40 hours over 5 days to 16 hours over two days.

Our current course offerings are as follows:

  • Ultrasonic Testing Level I: 40 hours over 5 days
  • Ultrasonic Testing Level II: 40 hours over 5 days
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing Level I and II: 16 hours over 2 days
  • Magnetic Particle Testing Level I and II: 24 hours over 3 days
  • Visual Inspection Level I and II: 24 hours over 3 days

Periodically, course offerings change or special courses are offered. To find out more about NDT courses offered email register@texasndt.com.

Register at TXNDT Today

At any level, technicians can rest assured that they are receiving a valuable return on investment from time spent with the experienced professionals at TXNDT.

Technicians are offered training in a variety of NDT methods such as

Liquid Penetrant Testing, Ultrasonic Testing and Visual Inspection to become a well-rounded and highly-skilled NDT professional.

Check out the 2020 Course Catalog for more details on course offerings from our NDT school!

If you or your staff are looking for ways to expand your skills and broaden your career opportunities through nondestructive testing courses, give us a call today at 281-231-0001 or visit our website for more information.