Training and Certification of NDT Personnel

  • Training and Certification
    of NDT Personnel​

  • Application Prerequisites for
    Training and Certification

  • NDT Methods
  • Price List
  • Schedule
  • Inquiry Form

Following the requirements of SIST EN ISO/IEC 17024, the training and certification of “non-destructive testing” personnel is delivered in accordance with the SIST EN ISO 9712 standard. The training and certification cover all methods, listed in the NDT methods and products ranging from castings, forgings, welded joints, pipes, to formed products. Within industrial branches we encompass manufacturing, and testing prior to, and during operations.

The new training center facilities are located in the JOB center, CKŽ 135c in Krško. There are two lecture rooms that seat 9 and 20 people, respectively. Both are equipped with all necessary computer, visual and audio technology.

You are invited to take a walk around the premises of the Q Techna Education Center

Available for practical exercises is a laboratory for 10 people, as well as a dark room with modern measuring and testing equipment, and a collection of samples which has been carefully selected over a period of 15 years. The emphasis is laid on practical work, which is the only way for a participant to acquire the sound basis for his/her further professional development. Naturally, most of our lecturers come from industry.

Based on customers’ needs, training and certification can be delivered at other locations, including customers’ premises.

We are pleased that the participants’ feedback on either the training quality, or the setting is very positive. If, occasionally, there is a comment or suggestion for improvement, we always make our best effort to implement it.

Likewise, we welcome every new training participant, and also the returnees, interested in the new quality contents. Since people come back to us that is but a sign we are on the right path.

Survey results prove that good quality is indeed delivered, in every aspect; in terms of lectures and lecturers, the modern premises and the large and manifold collection of samples for practical work.

A great emphasis is put on the selection of lecturers, as we are well aware that even the best possible infrastructure looks dull, unless there are experts with appropriate theoretical and practical knowledge.

Domen Ribič

Domen Ribič

Head of department

+386 7 49 12 509
+386 40 609 436
domen.ribic@qtechna.si
izobrazevanje@qtechna.si

Rebeka Topolnik

Rebeka Topolnik

Program Lead, Certification of NDT personnel

+386 7 49 12 484
+386 41 365 942
rebeka.topolnik@qtechna.si
certificiranje@qtechna.si

Application Prerequisites for Training and Certification

A training and certification candidate can be any person, older than 16 years regardless of sex, residency, mother tongue, the employment status and the education level. Having earned the certificate, an NDT inspector is given the authorization to carry out all the activities within the scope listed in the certificate. The validity of the certificate as per SIST EN ISO 9712 is 5 years, and must be extended prior to the certificate expiry. Unless the validity is extended, the candidate has to apply for the certification again (take the exam). The responsibility of re-certification lies in the hands of a certificate holder. 10 years from the initial certification, a holder has to take practical part of the exam again, which needs to take place prior to the certificate expiry.

Certification procedure

The certification procedure is clearly defined and a candidate should be familiar with it in advance.

Training

A candidate who applies for the certification has to get trained for a specific method first. The training has to take place in the training center, approved by the accredited and notified certification body. Prior to the training, a candidate has to submit the evidence of visual adequacy to the training center. In the table below, the minimal duration of specific training is stated. If the level 2 certification is directly applied for, the durations of both levels must simply be added.

NDT method

Level 1 (hours)

Level 2 (hours)

Level 3 (hours)

VT

16

24

24

PT

16

24

24

MT

16

24

32

LT

B – pressure method

24

32

32

C – tracer-gas method

24

40

40

UT

40

80

40

RT

40

80

40

 

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION

The application for certification is a document by means of which a candidate defines the scope he/she wants to be certified for. By signing the application, a candidate confirms he/she is familiar with the rules and the procedure of the certification.

As a minimum, the following information has to be contained in the application:

  • Name and surname
  • Address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Education
  • Employer
  • Information on certification
  • Signed applicant statement
  • Signed customer statement
  • Confirmation on issuance of PED certificate (if required)
  • Signature for pocket certificate issuing (if required)

Attachments:

  • Copy of evidence on eye exam (a physician’s or optometrist’s certificate stating that the candidate satisfies the requirements of SIST EN ISO 9712)
  • Proof of education (for the initial certification only)
  • Proof of NDT training attendance (for the initial certification only)
  • Photograph in an electronic form
  • Signed professional ethics statement

EXPERIENCE

The required experience prior to certification is listed in the table below. If the level 2 certification is directly applied for, the experience of both levels has to be taken into consideration.

NDT method

Experience (months)

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

VT

1

3

12

PT

1

3

12

MT

1

3

12

LT

Partial experience for pressure method

3

9

18

Partial experience for tracer-gas method

3

9

18

UT

3

9

18

RT

3

9

18

Personnel data, acquired in the course of the certification is confidential, only the list of names and surnames of certified personnel, together with the certification scope and number is made public.

Examination

There are three parts of the exam:

  • General written part (duration: 2 min/question),
  • Specific written part (duration: 3 min/question),
  • Practical examination (duration: approx. 4 h).
Specific and practical parts of the exam are carried out separately for SIST EN ISO 9712 and for SNT-TC-1A/CP-189. In the table below, the number of questions required for level 1 and level 2 as per SIST EN ISO 9712 is listed.

NDT method

Number of questions (general part)

Number of questions (specific part)

Level 1

Level 2

Level 1

Level 2

VT

30

30

30

30

PT

MT

LT

UT

40

40

RT

40

40

RS

/

40

/

20

In the table below, the number of questions required for level 3 (basic exam) as per SIST EN ISO 9712 is listed.

Part

Subject

Number of questions

A

Technical knowledge of materials and process technology.

25

B

Understanding the qualification and certification system of certification body, based on SIST EN ISO 9712. It can be an open book exam.

10

C

General knowledge of at least four methods required for level 2, selected by a candidate from methods listed in Paragraph 5.1 of this procedure. One of those methods has to be volumetric (UT or RT).

15 for each test method (60 in total)

In the table below, the number of questions required for level 3 (exam in the main method) as per SIST EN ISO 9712 is listed.

Part

Subject

Number of questions

D

Knowledge at level 3 of the selected testing method.

30

E

Use of NDT method in subject sector, including pertaining regulation, standards, specifications and procedures. It can be an open book exam in terms of regulation, standards, specification and procedures.

20

F

Planning of one or more NDT procedures in the appropriate sector. Pertaining regulation, standards, specifications and procedures have to be made available to a candidate.

In the table below, the number of questions required for level I and II as per SNT-TC-1A/CP-189 is listed.

Conditions for passing the exam

To pass the exam in accordance with the SIST EN ISO 9712, a candidate has to achieve 70% as a minimum in each part of the exam  (general, specific, practical or A, B, C and D, E, F). In addition, a 70% score has to be achieved as a minimum in the practical part of the exam for each sample and for an NDT procedure. The passing grade in accordance with ASME standards is 70% at minimum in each part of the exam (i.e., general, specific, practical or A, B, and C). The average of all parts of the exam has to be 80% as a minimum.

NDT certificate

Having received the certificate and the authorization by the NDT certificate holder – the employer, he/she obtains the right to carry out the activities within the scope of the certification.

NDT Methods

For the training of non-destructive testing (NDT) personnel in accordance with SIST EN ISO 9712 in SNT-TC-1A (CP-189) we carry out the following training programs for certification:

Price List

THE PRICES LISTED BELOW ARE VALID FROM 2.10.2017. CLICK ON THE OFFER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Type of Training (as per SIST EN ISO 9712) Training fee (EUR) Examination fee as per SIST EN ISO 9712 or CP-189/SNT-TC-1A (EUR) Additional examination fee as per ANSI/ASNT CP-189(EUR) Additional examination fee as per SNT-TC-1A (EUR)
VT 1+2 910,00 550,00 135,00 135,00
VT 3 1.190,00 630,00
PT 1+2 950,00 550,00 135,00 135,00
PT 3 1.190,00 630,00
MT 1+2 950,00 550,00 135,00 135,00
MT 3 1.310,00 630,00
UT 1 1.250,00 550,00 135,00 135,00
UT 2 1.450,00 550,00 135,00 135,00
UT 3 1.490,00 630,00
RT 1 1.190,00 550,00
RT 2 1.480,00 550,00 135,00 135,00
RT 1+2 2.300,00 550,00 135,00 135,00
RT 3 1.490,00 630,00
RTFI 2 (film interpretation) 1.170,00 550,00 / /
RS 2 (radioscopy) 1.389,00 630,00 / /
LT 1+2 1.170,00 550,00 / /
BASIC 2.100,00 630,00 230,00 230,00
Recertification for EN ISO 9712 (10 years) 180,00 330,00 / /
Renewal ISO 9712 (5 years) / 170,00 / /
PED certificate Free of charge Brez doplačila / /

Recertification after 10 years in compliance with SIST EN ISO 9712

Method (compliant with SIST EN ISO 9712) Training fee (EUR) Training duration/days Examination fee (EUR)
VT 2 – Recertification 180,00 one day 330,00
PT 2 – Recertification 180,00 one day 330,00
MT 2 – Recertification 180,00 one day 330,00
LT 2 – Recertification 180,00 one day 330,00
UT 1 – Recertification 180,00 one day 340,00
UT 2 – Recertification 180,00 one day 340,00
RT 1 – Recertification 180,00 one day 440,00
RT 2 – Recertification 180,00 one day 440,00

In case you do not want to participate in the training for recertification in accordance to SIST EN ISO 9712, you can opt solely for the exam.

Recertification according to CP-189/SNT-TC-1A

Type of Training according to CP-189/SNT-TC-1A Training fee (EUR) Number of training days Exam fee according to CP-189/SNT-TC-1A (EUR)
VT II – recertification CP-189/SNT-TC-1A 195,00 one day 430,00
PT II – recertification CP-189/SNT-TC-1A 195,00 one day 430,00
MT II – recertification CP-189/SNT-TC-1A 195,00 one day 430,00
UT I – recertification CP-189/SNT-TC-1A 360,00 two days 440,00
UT II – recertification CP-189/SNT-TC-1A 360,00 two days 440,00
RT II – recertification CP-189/SNT-TC-1A 400,00 two days 550,00

Should you choose not to participate in the training for recertification in accordance to CP-189/SNT-TC-1A, you can apply solely for the exam.

Extras

Item Price (EUR)
UT equipment hire 150,00
Certificate duplication 80,00
Pocket certificate (ID card) 25,00
Prices are exclusive of 22% VAT which is charged separately. The exam price includes all certification costs and certificate issuance (A4) in accordance with the requirements of SIST EN ISO 9712. Should a candidate decide to register for the examination in accordance with the US regulation CP-189/SNT-TC-1A, and thus earn the pertinent certificate, a surcharge of 135,00 EUR + 22% VAT applies.  

Application and payment terms

To participate in the training the application has to be submitted to the Training center in writing or this application form may be used. Once the application is successfully received and the fee settled, the Training center makes the reservation and informs the customer.

The training and certification fee has to be settled prior to the training or examination to the transaction account at NLB d.d. SI56 0298 0001 6674 363. Until the training and certification fee is paid in full, the certificate is not delivered to the customer.

If the participant fails to pass the exam, he/she is allowed to retake the training, free of charge. When applying for a resit that has to be clearly indicated in the application form.

  • Application for certification
  • Application for a free-of-charge training
  • Copy of visual acuity certificate
  • Signed professional ethics statement

Applications have to be submitted at least ten (10) days prior to the training. The participation can be cancelled five (5) working days prior to the beginning of the course, in which case, the fee is reimbursed in whole. If the cancellation takes place later, the administrative costs (40% of the fee) shall be charged. Failure to participate in the training or certification procedure without prior cancellation, entails no fee refund. The cancellation has to be submitted in writing.

Partial resit is possible and is charged in accordance with the valid pricelist.

Application for training

Pre-booking can be made for all announced trainings, and is advisable as a position safeguard, in case of too many applicants for a specific course.

If the participant fails to pass the exam, he/she may retake the training, with no charge. While applying for a retake, the status “resiting the exam” hast to be clearly marked in the application form.

The participation can be cancelled five working days prior to the beginning of the course, in which case the fee is reimbursed in whole. Past the date, the administrative costs (40% of the fee) are charged. Failure to take part in the training or certification, or to cancel the registration in due time constitutes grounds for withholding the reimbursement (100%). The cancellation has to be submitted in writing.

Application for certification

All documentation for certification application (application form with all the required attachments) in the electronic form has to be submitted prior to the beginning of the training to the Head of NDT personnel certification.

Documents

Registration for training

Domen Ribič, Head of Training Centre

+386 (0)7 49 12 509
+386 (0)40 609 436
Faks: + 386 (0)1 42 04 383

domen.ribic@qtechna.si
izobrazevanje@qtechna.si

It is possible to make a reservation for all scheduled training courses.

In the case that the participant fails the examination, it is possible to retake training course free of charge. When applying for retake, it must be appropriately marked in the application form.

The deadline for unsubscribing is five working days before the training starts. In this case, we will refund the registration fee in full. In case of cancellation after this deadline, we charge administrative costs (40% of the registration fee). In the case of no show without written cancelation, the registration fee is retained in full.

Application for certification

Rebeka Topolnik,

Program Lead, Certification of NDT personnel

+386 (0)7 49 12 484
+386 (0)41 365 942
Faks: + 386 (0)1 42 04 383

rebeka.topolnik@qtechna.si
certificiranje@qtechna.si

Application for certification with all required attachments should be sent electronically, before the start of the training, to the Program Lead, Certification of NDT personnel

Schedule

wdt_ID Month Beginning of training End of training Examination Method (Application) Location According to Level
10 August 24/08/2021 24/08/2021 25/08/2021 Magnetic Testing - Recertification Krško SNT-TC-1A / CP-189 MT II
11 26/08/2021 26/08/2021 27/08/2021 Penetrant Testing - Recertification Krško SNT-TC-1A / CP-189 PT II
12 30/08/2021 03/09/2021 07/09/2021 Visual Testing Krško / Online EN ISO 9712 in SNT-TC-1A / CP-189 VT 1+2
13 31/08/2021 31/08/2021 01/09/2021 Radiographic Testing - Recertification Krško SNT-TC-1A / CP-189 RT II
14 September 06/09/2021 06/09/2021 07/09/2021 Visual Testing - Recertification Krško EN ISO 9712 VT 2
15 08/09/2021 08/09/2021 09/09/2021 Visual Testing - Recertification Krško SNT-TC-1A / CP-189 VT II
16 09/09/2021 09/09/2021 10/09/2021 Leak Testing - Recertification Krško EN ISO 9712 LT 2
17 13/09/2021 17/09/2021 21/09/2021 Penetrant Testing Krško / Online EN ISO 9712 in SNT-TC-1A / CP-189 PT 1+2
18 22/09/2021 22/09/2021 23/09/2021 Ultrasonic Testing- Recertification Krško SNT-TC-1A / CP-189 UT II
19 27/09/2021 01/10/2021 05/10/2021 Magnetic Testing Krško / Online EN ISO 9712 in SNT-TC-1A / CP-189 MT 1+2

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