Quality factors affecting NDT personnel qualification and certification process


Qualification and certification of NDT personnel is driven by the primary goal to ensure correct and responsible execution of NDT tasks. The article provides justification for necessity of professional qualification for NDT personnel and responsibility of the Employer for its personnel. In addition it provides key objectives that need to be implemented in order to execute the qualification and certification process with desired outcomes. The article further focuses on training as often overlooked part of the qualification process. Requirements on lecturers; courses design and execution; balance between theoretical, specific and practical part of the training; and sufficiency of training materials including books, equipment and test samples is discussed. The document reflects specific approach for employer and independent qualification and certification.