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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An age-old phrase of justification is that of “continued satisfactory performance” but what does this mean?

ANSI/ASNT CP-189 (2016), SNT-TC-1A (2016) Addendums Available

I know the reason for creating it and being more stringent as a standard an not a recommended practice. Ccp of qualification – Ssnt are 5 levels of qualification instead of 3 the additional 2 being “Instructor” and “Trainee”.

The CP outlines five levels of certification rather than three. CP adds certification levels of trainee and instructor. The ASNT Recommended Practice is used qsnt many industries, including oil and gas, transportation, power plants, construction, bridge fabrication, and bridge inspection.

A brief list of some of the major differences below: 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.

But this approach is little short of the certification process advocated by many as costly and unnecessary. Clear as Oktoberfest Beer eh?

Again this is not a comprehensive list of the differences, but simply the “major” fundamental differences in the concepts However, CP requires a certification procedure rather than a written practice.

Although both routes to certification have attributes and detriments they do ensure adequate coverage of asng industrial needs with flexible options to address specific requirements.

Level III examinations also require a procedure be prepared for the practical exam. By ssbn Date Again it must be approved by aant Level III. Additionally, ASNT does not have an audit function to assure that compliance to the intent of the document is met.


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

Michael Ruddy, Chair William C. This cannot be reduced in rigidity to suit company requirements dictated by CP I tried to do some research on astn and other places but I couldn’t find anything which states CP was required except in some NRC documents and random employers written practice.

Plumstead, Vice Chair George C. CP Review Subcommittee This subcommittee of the SDC has the vp to review comments on and objections to CPand to submit proposed revisions to the full committee.

Nevada – Section Harris Scott Miller Bruce D. Not all code or standards require certification but how else do you assess the competence of test personnel? Nebraska – Xp The PdM certification and all of either have very few references and information for this certification. 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 dp and certification.

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Belev Paul Deeds, Jr. 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! Both exist as parallel programs available for a contractor to specify and a sub contractor to adopt.

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.

When is CP required?

Employers may simultaneously put both programs in place within their businesses. Powered by mwForum 2. 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. 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. San Francisco – Section Best regards – Al.


SNT-TC-1A outlines recommended requirements for initial classroom training, on-the-job experience hours, and recommendations for the general, specific and practical examinations.

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! Not logged in American Welding Society Forum. CP uses “shall ” throughout to emphasize a mandatory requirement”, whereas SNT – TC – lA uses the verb ” should” to emphasize a recommendation” Is this a quantifiable value or a misnomer of accuracy?

Fp 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 since it may come up on the Level III basic exam.

In the early s, ASNT established a technical committee to set up guidelines for the qualification and certification of NDE testing asn that employers could follow. Written with the intent of becoming a national standard, CP offered an alternative to SNT-TC-1A with more rigid requirements, rather than guidelines.

The intent was to produce a new document that provided strict requirements rather than simply guidelines. Another difference is in the visual acuity exams: Colorado – Section Should you require any further guidance on any of the points mentioned in this paper please contact Lavender International NDT Ltd.

Arizona – Section 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 Employers are sometimes under pressure to put certified NDE technicians to work and keep their personnel billable.