ANSI/ASNT CP, ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of regarding various provisions of CP and the responses from the ASNT Standard. ASNT Standard for Qualification and. Certification of NDE Personnel. (ANSI/ ASNT CP). Since SNT-TC-1A is a “recommended practice” or a set of. ASNT obtained ANSI accreditation to process this document through a consensus balloting process that would recognize ASNT CP as a.

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The downside is that the employer-based program is often abused, resulting in a lower level of achievement than what c; program had intended. Through ASNT committees, we facilitate top NDT experts and business professionals in developing and defining personnel qualifications that support industries and governments needs worldwide. Additionally, ASNT does not have an audit function to assure that compliance to the intent of the document is met.

Learn about the differences between Codes, regulatory requirements, standards, specifications and recommended practices that are used in all aspects of construction, fabrication, manufacturing and inspection.

Both exist as parallel programs available for asny contractor to specify and a sub contractor to adopt. Product Number Edition Responses to a collection of inquiries regarding various provisions of Recommended Practice No. Rochester – Section Puget Sound Olympic – Section 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 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!


Level III examinations also require a procedure be prepared for the practical exam. Levels of qualification – There are 5 levels of qualification xp of 3 the additional 2 being “Instructor” and “Trainee”.

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Another difference is in the visual acuity exams: In that case it is a contractual obligation. SNT-TC-1A is not a mandatory qnsi 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.

Product Number Reaffirmation. Certification schemes are available to operate as company internal quality measures with internal or external moderation.

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

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. Not logged in American Welding Society Forum.

Colorado – Section 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.

Anwi concur Al, Here’s an interesting synopsis covering both the guidelines and the standard: This subcommittee of the SDC has the responsibility to review comments on and objections to CPand to submit proposed revisions to the full committee.

Powered by mwForum 2. The first edition of SNT-TC-1A was published inand it provided the general format for the development of almost all other NDT certification standards in use today. Written with the intent of becoming a national standard, CP offered an alternative to SNT-TC-1A with more rigid requirements, rather than guidelines. Product Number edition. Oh btw, this is from the February issue of Quality Magazine: SNT-TC-1A outlines recommended requirements for initial classroom training, on-the-job experience hours, and recommendations for the general, specific and practical examinations.


I found through PdMprofessionals. As to where it is used, well that is dictated by client and contract annsi I would guess, but most likely boiler and pressure vessel type fabrications!

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

Qualification and certification of NDE personnel is a function of training, experience and examination and is based on the technology or test method. Should you require any further guidance on any of the points mentioned in this paper please contact Lavender International NDT Ltd. Nebraska – Section Belev Paul Deeds, Jr. For an individual to become certified in multiple test methods, each method must be represented by method-specific training, experience and examinations.

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 This certification meets the requirements for the basic and method specific examination, leaving only the practical examination to be administered by the employer.