ASNT Standard Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel (ANSI/ASNT CP The newly approved ANSI Standard, ANSI/ ASNT. Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A and the. ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel CP These documents . My recommendation to my clients is that they require NDT qualification and certification in accordance with ASNT CP or ASNT ACCP.

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Rochester – Section Puget Sound Olympic – Section Florida West Coast – Section Each category specifies visual applications and is available at levels 1 or 2 with specific criteria pertaining to eligibility of trainers and prospective level 3 persons.

Nevada – Section A brief list of some of the major differences below: Both exist as parallel programs available for a 18 to specify and a sub contractor to adopt. Colorado – Section Is this a quantifiable value or a misnomer of accuracy?

When is CP required?

This ANSI-approved American National Standard establishes minimum requirements for the qualification and certification of nondestructive testing and predictive maintenance personnel and details the minimum training, education, and experience requirements for NDT personnel and provides criteria for documenting asjt and certification.

Thanks for your response. However, CP requires a certification procedure rather than a written practice.

Level III examinations also require a procedure be prepared for the practical exam. Nebraska – Section I concur Al, Here’s an interesting synopsis covering both the guidelines and xsnt standard: The ASNT Recommended Practice is used in many industries, including oil and gas, transportation, power plants, construction, bridge fabrication, and bridge inspection.


But this approach is little short of the certification process advocated by many as costly and unnecessary. asnnt

By Date The intent was to produce a new document that provided strict requirements rather than simply guidelines. Best regards – Al. Employers are sometimes under pressure to put certified NDE technicians to work and keep their personnel billable.

ANSI/ASNT CP (), SNT-TC-1A () Addendums Available

Powered by mwForum 2. As to where it is used, well that is dictated by client and contract specifications I would guess, but most likely boiler and pressure vessel type fabrications!

I tried to do some research on here and other places but I couldn’t find anything which states CP was required except in some NRC documents and random employers written practice.

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

Clear as Oktoberfest Beer eh? Plumstead, Vice Chair George C.

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This is reflected throughout the 2 documents by the choice of verbs used SNT-TC-1A is not a mandatory standard or code but rather is an employer-based program with recommended guidelines for initial training, experience and testing of NDE personnel for c; and certification. The CP outlines five levels of certification rather than three. Certification schemes are available to operate as company internal quality measures with internal or external moderation.

This certification meets the requirements wsnt the basic and method specific examination, leaving only the practical examination to be administered by the employer. By ssbn Date 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 However, the owner, customer should be aware of the differences between a set of recommended guidelines and an actual ANSI approved by consensus American National standard in order to make the right choice in choosing between the 2 parallel certification schemes offered by ASNT 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.


Certification in accordance with EN and ISO is differs from those previous by classification as central certification in a similar vein to college examination bodies. Again it must be approved by the Level III.

CP uses “shall ” throughout to emphasize a mandatory requirement”, whereas SNT – TC – lA uses the verb ” should” to emphasize a recommendation” Arizona – Section CP adds certification levels of trainee and instructor.

For an individual to become certified in multiple test methods, each method must be represented by method-specific training, experience and examinations. Should you require any further guidance on any of the points mentioned in this paper please contact Lavender International NDT Ltd. CP dp requires that the candidate prepare a test procedure as part of the practical examination.

Additionally, ASNT does not have an audit function to assure that compliance to the intent of the document is met.