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The European Certification Process (ECP)

A Joint paper by Ulrich Kaps (DGZfP), Roger Roche (COFREND) and John Thompson (BINDT)
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BACKGROUND

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

MANAGEMENT

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION AND AUTHORISATION

INITIAL EFNDT AUTHORISATION

OBLIGATIONS OF THE NATIONAL CERTIFYING BODIES ADOPTING ECP

RENEWAL OF EFNDT AUTHORISATION

ANNEX A - ECP DOCUMENTATION

a) Informative (EFNDT/I/#)
b) Constitutional (EFNDT/C/#)
c) Procedural (EFNDT/P/#)
d) Specifications (reference EFNDT/S/#)
e) Certification (EFNDT/S/01 + Appendix A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, etc.) where:


A = Aerospace (industrial multi-sector)


B = Castings (single product sector)


C = Welds or welded fabrications (single product sector)


D = Wrought products (single product sector)


E = Pre & in-service inspection (industrial multi-sector)


F = Railway (industrial multi-sector)


G = Tubes and Pipes (single product sector)


H = Metal manufacturing (industrial multi-sector)

ECP CONTROLLED DOCUMENTS

  1. INFORMATIVE DOCUMENTS

    EFNDT/I/01A ECP documents: catalogue and issue status
    EFNDT/I/01B EFNDT Authorised ECP National Certifying Bodies (to be published)
    EFNDT/I/02 Guidance for accreditors (draft)
    EFNDT/I/03 Leaflet - General Information on the European Certification Process

  2. CONSTITUTIONAL DOCUMENTS

    EFNDT/C/00 Memorandum of Understanding between Founders of EFNDT Certification Process
    EFNDT/C/01 ECP CEC: constitution, terms of reference and method of working

  3. PROCEDURAL DOCUMENTS

    EFNDT/P/01 Procedure for the audit of NCBs seeking authorisation to use the ECP Logo
    EFNDT/P/02 Management and administration of the ECP
    EFNDT/P/03 Complaints and appeals
    EFNDT/P/04 EFNDT Auditor selection criteria

  4. SPECIFICATIONS

    EFNDT/S/01 Specification for ECP practical examination content
    Appendix A Aerospace - multi-sector (not yet published)
    Appendix B Castings - single product sector (not yet published)
    Appendix C Welds and Welded Fabrications - single product sector (not yet published)
    Appendix D Wrought Products - single product sector (not yet published)
    Appendix E Pre & in-service inspection - multi sector
    Appendix F Railway - multi-sector (not yet published)
    Appendix G Tubes and Pipes - single product sector (not yet published)
    Appendix H Metal Manufacturing - multi-sector (not yet published)
    EFNDT/S/02 Specification for practical examination specimens
    EFNDT/S/03 Correct use of the ECP logo

    The current status of all draft and published ECP documents is detailed in reference EFNDT/I/01A

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