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BRuno
Student,
Argentina, Joined Jun 2013, 21

BRuno

Student,
Argentina,
Joined Jun 2013
21
00:40 Jul-21-2016
What's the best online course Phased Array and API 510 ?

I would like to apply for API 510 certification and see if I can get some kind of validation from some institute in Phased Array. I'm Level 2 in RT/UT/LP have a 3 years engineering degree and 4 years of experience in NDT in field.

Is any online course I can take to certify Level 2 UTPA or maybe API 510 ?? how do you do it without busting the bank??

Thank you in advance

 
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Josh de Monbrun
Engineering, NDT Level III / Commercial Diving Supervisor
MISTRAS, USA, Joined Jul 2016, 3

Josh de Monbrun

Engineering, NDT Level III / Commercial Diving Supervisor
MISTRAS,
USA,
Joined Jul 2016
3
00:27 Jul-26-2016
Re: What's the best online course Phased Array and API 510 ?
In Reply to BRuno at 00:40 Jul-21-2016 (Opening).

Bruno,

There are some online PAUT courses, that may be rich in fundamental knowledge, but few will meet most company's certification requirements for "class room training". Most companies require a certain percentage of training to be "hands-on", along with the "knowledge" and "testing" portions. You can't replace the amount you'll learn by physically using the machine during your class room training.

I understand cost is a big factor of concern, but it's also usually tied to the quality of training you'll receive. Keep in mind, that the the quality of inspection, is only as good as the competence and capability of the inspector, not the equipment or method. Don't cheat yourself out of learning as much as you can by short-cutting with online training, in lieu of attending an "in-person" class with a quality instructor. Holding a PAUT certification may get you hired, but in this small industry, it's very easy to earn a poor reputation for yourself, if you are unable to provide quality results. Remember, we are providing asset integrity services to protect lives, as well as infrastructure.

As for the API 510, there are many online test preparation courses available. Atlas and CodeWest have decent programs for about $800USD (https://www.atlasapitraining.com / www.codewest.com). A quick google search can help you find a program that best suites your needs and budget.

Good luck!

 
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Bruno
Student,
Argentina, Joined Jun 2013, 21

Bruno

Student,
Argentina,
Joined Jun 2013
21
20:32 Jul-26-2016
Re: What's the best online course Phased Array and API 510 ?
In Reply to Josh de Monbrun at 00:27 Jul-26-2016 .

Thank you so much for your reply.

I understand perfectly what you say and I agree 100% and of course I don't expect to replace the hands-on training with an online course.

But I can't travel to the states or europe (I'm from Argentina) and I don't knwo any trustworthy institute over here that has a good Phased Array program.

 
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Anmol Birring
Consultant,
Birring NDE Center, Inc., USA, Joined Aug 2011, 820

Anmol Birring

Consultant,
Birring NDE Center, Inc.,
USA,
Joined Aug 2011
820
16:14 Jul-28-2016
Re: What's the best online course Phased Array and API 510 ?
In Reply to Bruno at 20:32 Jul-26-2016 .

If you can arrange 6 students, I will come to Argentina and teach

 
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Bruno
Bruno
14:02 Jul-29-2016
Re: What's the best online course Phased Array and API 510 ?
In Reply to Anmol Birring at 16:14 Jul-28-2016 .

This is very interesting Anmol. I would need some details about price, currículum vitae, what would you bring, training duration. Etc so i can evaluaré if i can promote this or not. Please send me the details at bjramariutn@hotmail.com.

Would also take exam and give level 2 ASNT certificarte?

 
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