ASNT STANDARD 2ANO EDITION TOPICAL OUTLINES FOR QUALIFICATION OF NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING PERSONNEL ‘The American Society for ne. This newly approved ANSI Standard, ANSI/ASNT CP Training Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Personnel, replaces the recommended training. ASNT Central Certification Program is administered and maintained by an independent . ANSI/ASNT CP A Standard of Topical Outlines for. Qualification.

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Thanks for your response. Of course, the most fundamental difference to remember is asbt CP is a standard that details minimum requirements, while SNT-TC-1A is a set of recommendations for an employer-based program. Clear as Oktoberfest Beer eh?

Best regards – Al. Qualification and certification of NDE personnel is a function of training, experience and examination and is based on the technology or test method. Both exist as parallel programs available for a contractor to specify and a sub contractor to adopt.

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However, the owner, customer should be aware of the differences between a set of recommended guidelines and an actual ANSI approved by consensus American National standard in order to make the right choice in choosing between the 2 parallel certification schemes offered by ASNT A brief list of some of the major differences below: An age-old phrase of justification is that of “continued satisfactory performance” but what does this mean? Not logged in American Welding Society Forum.

CP adds certification levels of trainee and instructor. Rochester – Section By Date Puget Sound Olympic – Section It differs significantly in several areas. SNT-TC-1A outlines recommended requirements for initial classroom training, on-the-job experience hours, and recommendations for the general, specific and practical examinations. Written with the intent of becoming a national standard, CP offered an alternative to SNT-TC-1A with more rigid requirements, rather than guidelines.


I’m only asking because it seems silly to even reference the certification if they don’t have any specific qualifications and also I wan’t to know c; much as possible since it may come up on the Level III basic exam. As to where it is used, well that is dictated by client and contract specifications I would guess, but most likely boiler and pressure vessel type fabrications!

I concur Al, Here’s an interesting synopsis covering both the guidelines and the standard: By ssbn Date North Florida – Section When a company decides to follow CPthey must accept all the requirements of that standard, with little or no adjustment or leeway and the relevant training requirements!

I know the reason for creating it and being more stringent as a standard an not a recommended practice. The CP outlines five levels of certification rather than three. Level III examinations also require a procedure be prepared for the practical exam. The intent was to produce a new document that provided strict requirements rather than simply guidelines.

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Surely by virtue of demonstrating continuous performance by an internal or external means of assessment, automatically achieves traceability and quantification. But this approach is little short of the certification process advocated by many as costly and unnecessary.


In that case it is a contractual obligation. Not all code or co require certification but how else do you assess the competence of test personnel?

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Vision Requirements – The vision requirements for near vision acuity are more stringent in CP requiring acuity to read the Jaeger 1 instead of Jaegar 2. However, CP requires a certification procedure rather than a assnt practice.

Arizona – Section Sounds like there may not be a specific code or standard axnt requires it other then customer may require it.

This is reflected throughout the 2 documents by the choice of verbs used Powered by mwForum 2. Another difference is in the visual acuity exams: CP also requires that the candidate prepare a test procedure as part of the practical examination. SNT-TC-1A is not a mandatory standard or code but rather is an employer-based program with recommended guidelines for initial training, experience and testing of NDE personnel for qualification and certification. The document intends that employers will create their own programs based on their business streams and needs by developing a written practice.