The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing 

BINDT – The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing –  is the UK's professional institute for all those engaged in non-destructive testing and condition monitoring. Its main concern is the education and training of its members, and the advancement of the science and practice of the subject.

The Institute has established itself as one of the country's leading engineering institutions. It has Nominated Body status with the Engineering Council so that members of BINDT can register with the Engineering Council as Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech).

Current PCN holders who are members of BINDT can also be registered with the Engineering Council as a Licensed Engineering Practitioner (LEP) under a new scheme run by BINDT. This scheme is designed to recognise both the competence and the commitment of NDT technicians. Personnel registered through this route will be entitled to use LEP after their name.

It is a condition of registration with the Engineering Council that personnel keep up-to-date with the latest developments in their profession. BINDT assists members to do this through its publications (Insight, NDT News, books and website), through regional Branch meetings, seminars and its annual conference.

Although initially founded to promote and advance the science and practice of non-destructive testing, BINDT now also covers condition monitoring, diagnostic engineering and all other materials and quality testing disciplines.

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