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Tarik
NDT Inspector,
Engineering, United Kingdom, Joined Nov 2011, 21

Tarik

NDT Inspector,
Engineering,
United Kingdom,
Joined Nov 2011
21
12:06 Dec-14-2011
Is it possible to study Ultrasound NDT Level 2 directly?

Hi All,

I am looking for some clarity here, as I am looking to start a career in UT NDT, and have received conflicting information in regards to whtehr or not it is practically possible to study directly towards Ultrasonics level 2, without going through the exam for level 1?

Various online sources claim this can be done, with attaining the correct amount of combined hours and months experience. However I received information from a large company upon request that this was not possible, as UT had too broad of topic area too cover. i am at somewhat of a loss here.

Any guidance and direction anybody could offer me would be very much appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Tarik

 
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Helle
Denmark, Joined May 2011, 1

Helle

Denmark,
Joined May 2011
1
15:24 Dec-14-2011
Re: Is it possible to study Ultrasound NDT Level 2 directly?
In Reply to Tarik at 12:06 Dec-14-2011 (Opening).

Dear sir,

it will be possible to attend the EN473 or ISO9712 UT level 2 exam, without attending the level 1 exam. But the requirements to training hours and experience must be fulfilled prior to certification.

 
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S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
15:52 Dec-14-2011
Re: Is it possible to study Ultrasound NDT Level 2 directly?
In Reply to Tarik at 12:06 Dec-14-2011 (Opening).

It is very much possible to directly take Level II or even Level III without going through the Level I and II respectively in case of ASNT. Some other certification bodies may not accept that system. For example, ISNT (Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing) does not accept that directly and has some restrictions including passing of a practical examination equal to LEVEL II (for direct candidates of Level III).

So, if you specify more clearly which certification body is involved, you will get better answers.

Swamy
Former ASNT Level III
Hyderabad, India

 
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jon
jon
18:13 Dec-14-2011
Re: Is it possible to study Ultrasound NDT Level 2 directly?
In Reply to Tarik at 12:06 Dec-14-2011 (Opening).

In a word, YES.

 
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Tarik
NDT Inspector,
Engineering, United Kingdom, Joined Nov 2011, 21

Tarik

NDT Inspector,
Engineering,
United Kingdom,
Joined Nov 2011
21
20:28 Dec-14-2011
Re: Is it possible to study Ultrasound NDT Level 2 directly?
In Reply to S V Swamy at 15:52 Dec-14-2011 .

Hi,

Thanks for your replies.

Very green of me, I was referring to the PCN Certification. For what I have found online, it says it is possible, just wanted to specify through some more knowledgeable than myself.

So this saying, can I take the course and pass exam, then make up experience before I I am officially signed off' so to put it? Or does this process need to be reversed? Would I be in a better position too gain the working experience after the exam, or before? Sorr if this sounds stupid, just need some clarity on conflicting things I have been advised previously.

Thanks again.

regards,

Tarik

 
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Jon Wallis
NDT Inspector, -
Netherlands, Joined Feb 2010, 626

Jon Wallis

NDT Inspector, -
Netherlands,
Joined Feb 2010
626
08:09 Dec-15-2011
Re: Is it possible to study Ultrasound NDT Level 2 directly?
In Reply to Tarik at 20:28 Dec-14-2011 .

Tarik,
in an ideal world you would gain experience before you take any examination.
Our industry is hands-on practical, in other words, you actually carry out the examinations and report them afterwords. Imagine sitting in a classroom and learning the necessary theory to pass your driving test, then driving round a car park for half an hour and subsequently taking the exam. Now if you pass you can drive on all roads anywhere. This is often what happens in our industry nowadays unfortunately.
If at all possible, find an ndt company to take you on as a trainee to be the 'second man' and learn as much as you can.
Lots of luck.

 
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Tarik
NDT Inspector,
Engineering, United Kingdom, Joined Nov 2011, 21

Tarik

NDT Inspector,
Engineering,
United Kingdom,
Joined Nov 2011
21
17:01 Dec-15-2011
Re: Is it possible to study Ultrasound NDT Level 2 directly?
In Reply to Jon Wallis at 08:09 Dec-15-2011 .

Hi Jon,

Thanks for your reply.

That is looking like the route I am having too take, and possibly even work for free if needs be.

I have just completed my first day of confined spaces. today, and I hope to next do Rope Access, and be on my way from there.

Gonna take a lot of hard work and funding to get up and running. What exactly is your background/work area if you dont mind me asking?

 
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madrid
madrid
04:24 Dec-29-2011
Re: Is it possible to study Ultrasound NDT Level 2 directly?
In Reply to Tarik at 17:01 Dec-15-2011 .

hey, PCN can be very similar to CGSB. but in my opinion and experience i notice that people who have gone and take their level 2 writen and practical exams and end up passing wont be taken seriously in the industry due to their lack of experience. the exams to my opinion are nothing like what you would do in real life. so is better to do your courses start as a trainee, learn as much as you can and take your exams once you feel you know more about the industry.

cheers

 
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