What Is NDT Level II?

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All requirements have to be met.

1. Education - min. High school or Equivalent

2. As per section 7 od SNT-TC-1Apersonnel for initial certification should complete organized NDT Training Program with required hours. The training program to include sufficient examinations to ensure understanding of necessary information .

3. The required experience to be verified by Employer that meets ASNT requirements.

4. Eye Examinations (near vision and color contrast) performed according to SNT-TC-1A section 8-2 (annually for near vision and at initial certification and every five year intervals for color contrast ) .

5. Examinations conducted as per employer's written practice - General, Specific and Practical with minimum number of questions. (see Section 8.0 of SNT-TC-1A)

Training and Experience Requirements to be a NDT Level II as per SNT-TC-1A 2011





12 hours

20 hours

80 hours


210 hours

280 hours

840 hours

Experience - Total NDT

400 hours

530 hours

1600 hours

NOTE: Certification of all levels of NDT is the responsibility of the employer (9.1 of SNT-TC-1A)

Levels of qualification: (aS PER SNT-TC-1A)

Level I:

should be qualified to perform specific calibrations, specific NDT, specific evaluations, and record results. Should receive specific instruction or supervision from a NDT Level II or III.

Level II:

should be qualified to set up and calibrate equipment and interpret and evaluate results as per applicable codes, standards and specifications. Should be familiar with technique limitations. Organize and report the results. Should exercise assigned responsibility for on-the-job training and guidance of trainees and Level I personnel.

Level III:

Qualified to develop, qualify and approve procedures, establish techniques, interpreting codes and standards. Should have sufficient practical background in applicable materials, fabrication and product technology. Should be capable of training and examining Level I and II personnel.

* Note: for accurate information, the interested should purchase the original documents from ASNT.