ASNT STANDARD 2ANO EDITION TOPICAL OUTLINES FOR QUALIFICATION OF NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING PERSONNEL ‘The American Society for ne. This newly approved ANSI Standard, ANSI/ASNT CP Training Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Personnel, replaces the recommended training. ASNT Central Certification Program is administered and maintained by an independent . ANSI/ASNT CP A Standard of Topical Outlines for. Qualification.

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It differs significantly in several areas. North 1005 – Section 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.

Vision Requirements – The vision requirements for near vision acuity are more stringent in CP requiring acuity to read the Jaeger 1 instead of Jaegar 2.

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Again it must be approved by the Level III. Certification schemes are available to operate as company internal quality measures with internal or external moderation. So basically there’s no requirement from ASNT to use one system over the other because that decision is up to the contractor to make and the subcontractor to follow When a company decides to follow CPthey must accept all the requirements of that standard, with little or no adjustment or leeway and the relevant training requirements!

Not logged in American Welding Society Forum. Employers may simultaneously put both programs in place within their businesses. Florida West Coast – Section Sounds like there may not be a specific code or standard that requires it other then customer may require it.

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I concur Al, Here’s an interesting synopsis covering both the guidelines and the standard: Although both routes to certification have attributes and detriments they do ensure adequate coverage of all industrial needs with flexible options to address specific requirements.

I’m only asking because it seems silly to even reference the certification if they don’t have any specific qualifications and also I wan’t to know as much as possible awnt it may come up on the Level III basic exam.


Nebraska – Section Written with the intent of becoming a national standard, CP offered an alternative to SNT-TC-1A with more rigid requirements, asnh than guidelines. CP uses “shall asng throughout to emphasize a mandatory requirement”, whereas SNT – TC – lA uses the verb ” should” to emphasize a axnt Powered by mwForum 2. Arizona – Section Oh btw, this is from the February issue of Quality Magazine: This is reflected throughout the 2 documents by the choice of verbs used Nevada – Section People who perform an audit of an NDE certification program are often not specialists in the field or are not thoroughly familiar with the original intent of the employer-based program.

The downside is that the employer-based program is often abused, resulting in a lower level of achievement than what the program had intended. San Francisco – Section CP 150 requires that the candidate prepare a test procedure as part of the practical examination. I know the reason for creating it and being more stringent as a standard an not a recommended practice.

Puget Sound Olympic – Section The ASNT Recommended Practice is 10 in many industries, including oil and gas, transportation, power plants, construction, bridge fabrication, and bridge inspection. For an individual to become certified in multiple test methods, each method must be represented by method-specific training, experience and examinations. Colorado – Section Is this a quantifiable value or a misnomer of accuracy?

Qualification and certification of NDE personnel is a function of training, experience and examination and awnt based on the technology or test method. Additionally, ASNT does not have an audit function to assure that compliance asnr the intent of the document is met. A brief list of some of the major differences below: Surely by virtue of demonstrating continuous performance by an internal or external means of assessment, automatically achieves traceability and quantification.

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Clear as Oktoberfest Beer eh? Employers are sometimes under pressure to put certified NDE technicians to work and keep their personnel billable. However, CP requires a certification procedure rather than a written practice. 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.


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 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 qualification and certification.

By supermoto Date 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 An age-old phrase of justification is that of “continued satisfactory performance” but what does this mean? Again this is not a comprehensive list of the differences, but simply the “major” fundamental differences in the concepts But this approach is little short of the certification process advocated by many as costly and unnecessary.

By ssbn Date 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.

I found through PdMprofessionals. The document intends that employers will create their own programs based on their business streams and needs by developing a asntt practice.

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My question is what are the requirements for PdM since either don’t have any formal training or experience hour requirement.

The intent was to produce a new document that provided strict requirements rather than simply guidelines. The CP outlines five levels of certification rather than three.