Lesson 3- Personnel Qualification and Certification SNT-TC-1A.pdf - Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing Recommended

Lesson 3- Personnel Qualification and Certification SNT-TC-1A.pdf

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Personnel Qualification and Certification inNondestructive TestingRecommended Practice SNT-TC-1A, 2011Summary Reference OnlyContact: American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) for complete copy.The American Society for Nondestructive Testing1711 Arlingate LanePO Box 28518Columbus, Ohio 43228-0518SNT-TC-1A is a recommended Practice establishes the general framework for a qualification and certificationprogram. In addition, the document provides recommended educational, experience and trainingrequirements for the different test methods. Supplementary documents include question and answer lists,which may be used in composing examinations for nondestructive testing personnel.This recommended practice is not intended to be used as a strict specification. It is recognized, however, thatcontracts require programs, which meet the intent of this document. For such contracts, purchaser andsupplier must agree upon acceptability of an employer's program.The verb "should" has been used throughout this document to emphasize the recommendation presentedherein. It is the employer's responsibility to address specific needs and to modify these guidelines asappropriate in a written practice. In the employer's written practice, the verb "shall" is to be used in place of"should" to emphasize the employer's needs.ScopeIt is recognized that the effectiveness of nondestructive testing (NDT) applications depends upon thecapabilities of the personnel who are responsible for, and perform, NDT. This Recommended Practice hasbeen pre­pared to establish guidelines for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel whose specificjobs require appropriate knowledge of the technical principles underlying the nondestructive tests theyperform, wit­ness, monitor, or evaluate.
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