General Information

Certification Services Division 

Professional service at a competitive price
We believe that there are some tasks better left to professionals. PCN Authorised Qualifying Bodies are rigorously assessed by independent teams under an appointed registered lead assessor to ensure that they provide the highest standard of professional service, and that the security and confidentiality required of an examination system is maintained.

Price is important and Authorised Qualifying Bodies are closely monitored by PCN to ensure that their examination fees are fair and reasonable. You are charged only for the examinations modules taken – no more and no less.

You can approach a PCN Authorised Qualifying Body with the confident assurance that you will get the right advice, the right examination and, having passed the examination, the right certification – all at a fair price.

Quality assured training
To be eligible for PCN level 1 or level 2 examination, candidates must have successfully completed a PCN approved course of structured training to the appropriate PCN syllabus.

Successful completion of a course of training implies that the candidate has attended all training sessions at a PCN approved training establishment and achieved a satisfactory end of course assessment.

Approved training establishments will provide trainees and their employers with documentary proof of successful (or unsuccessful) completion of training, together with a recommendation as to the trainee's preparedness for PCN examinations.

The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing operates an approval scheme for NDT and CM training establishments. The scheme is centred around the published criterion, "Minimum Requirements for the Structured Training of NDT Practitioners" and "Minimum Requirements for the Structured Training of Condition Monitoring Personnel" and there are a large number of training courses available internationally which have been assessed and accredited. PCN recognises NDT and CM training courses accredited by The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.

Click here for information on BINDT Approved Training Organisations (ATOs).


Click here for a postcode map of UK-based PCN certificate holders.