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Recommended Initial Training and Experience Levels

Examination MethodLevelTechniqueHigh School Graduate or EquivalentCompletion with a passing grade of at least 2 years of engineering or science study at a university college or technical schoolMinimum Required Work Experience in Method
(Hours)
Permitted Time Frame
(to obtain required work experience in method)
(Months)
Acoustic EmmissionI40322101.5 – 9
II40406304.5 – 27
ElectromagneticI40242101.5 -9
II40406304.5 – 27

Laser Methods

IProfilometry84701.5 – 3
II24121401 – 6
IHolography / Shearography40362101.5 – 9
II40366304.5 – 27
Leak TestingIBubble Testing2234 hours to 3 days
II42351 week to 6 weeks
IPressure Change2424240.75 – 4.5
II16122802 – 12
IHalogen Diode1281050.75 – 4.5
II862802 – 12
IMass Spectrometer40282802 – 12
II24164203 – 18

Liquid Penetrant

I44700.5 – 3
II841401 – 6

Magnetic Particle

I128701.5 – 3
II542101.5 – 9
Neutron RadiographyI28204203 – 18
II4040168012 – 72
RadiographyI40302101.5 – 9
II40356304.5 – 27
Thermal/InfraredI32302101.5 – 9
II343212609 – 27
UltrasonicsI40302101.5 – 9
II40406304.5 – 27
Vibration AnalysisI24244202 – 18
II7248168012 – 72
VisualI84701.5 – 3
II1681401 – 6

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Notes:

  1. For Level II certification the experience shall consist of time at Level I or equivalent. If a person is being qualified directly to Level II with no time at Level I, the required experience shall consist of the sum of the times required for Level I and Level II and the required training shall consist of the sum of the hours required for Level I and Level II.
  2. For Level III certification, the required experience shall consist of the sum of the time required for Level I and Level II, and the additional requirements listed in 6.3.2. The required formal training shall consist of the Level I and Level II training, plus any additional formal training as defined in the employer’s written practice.
  3. Listed training hours may be adjusted as described in the employer’s written practice depending on the candidate’s actual education level, e.g. grammar school, college graduate in engineering, etc.
  4. Training shall be outlined in the employer’s written practice.

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