Level 3 Recertification
UK National Aerospace NDT Board
Recertification of PCN Aerospace Level 3
CP17A Revision Issue 1 rev B became effective on 13 August 2007, and all holders of PCN Level 3 aerospace certification should obtain and familiarise themselves with the requirements of the document.
All preparation, up to and including the date of 1 April 2006, for recertification under previous CP17 credit systems is accepted as fulfilling the recertification criteria within CP17A. Holders of issue 01 PCN Level 3 certification issued under PCN/GEN Appendix A (Aerospace) may apply for 'renewal' under CP17 (as distinct from CP17A), but should note that the UK Aerospace NDT Board will cease to recognise such certificates after 31 March 2011.
Procedure for PCN Aerospace Level 3 recertification through examination
The level 3 certificate holder seeking recertification by examination must submit an application to an Authorised Qualifying Body (PCN Test Centre) using an application form PSL/57B supported by the Level 3 task record sheet (Form A3 in CP17A).
If the individual fails to achieve a grade of at least 80% in the recertification examination described in PCN/AERO and the relevant appendix, additional training must be taken, after which one further attempt at the whole recertification examination is allowed. In the event of failure in the one allowable retest, the candidate is considered an initial candidate for PCN Aerospace Level 3 certification in that NDT method.
Procedure for Level 3 recertification via the structured credit system
In this system the holder of level 3 certification gains credit for participation, in the five years prior to recertification, in the various NDT activities shown in CP17A Form A2.