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Rakesh Parmar
NDT Inspector,
India, Joined Dec 2014, 58

Rakesh Parmar

NDT Inspector,
India,
Joined Dec 2014
58
15:10 Sep-10-2017
ASNT level 2 certificate

Level 2 certificate given by the ASNT level 3 person who is certified by ASNT body. Why Level 2 certificate is not given by ASNT body.???? I have seen many level 2 persons doesn't have enough knowledge although they got certified by ASNT level 3 persons.kindly enlighten this issue.

 
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Joe Buckley
Consultant, ASNT L-III, Honorary Secretary of BINDT
Level X NDT, BINDT, United Kingdom, Joined Oct 1999, 526

Joe Buckley

Consultant, ASNT L-III, Honorary Secretary of BINDT
Level X NDT, BINDT,
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 1999
526
00:34 Sep-11-2017
Re: ASNT level 2 certificate
In Reply to Rakesh Parmar at 15:10 Sep-10-2017 (Opening).

Rakesh.

ASNT (by which I assume you mean SNT-TC-1A, rather than ACCP) is an employer based certification - Your certification is given by your employer. A number of NDT schools provide training and examination intended to meet the needs of companies using this scheme.

But the Company approved Level III is giving you certification authorized by your employer, not by ASNT. That is why the certification lapses when you change jobs. Its up to your new employer to certify that you are competent to carry out the work he requires. Of course with all schemes the employer should confirm competence, but other training/ certification schemes have a more tightly defined syllabus.

The strength of the SNT scheme is that the training requirements can be modified to meet the needs of a particular company. Its weakness (if you can call it that) is that you cannot always assume they meet those of a different one.

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Rakesh Parmar
NDT Inspector,
India, Joined Dec 2014, 58

Rakesh Parmar

NDT Inspector,
India,
Joined Dec 2014
58
06:02 Sep-11-2017
Re: ASNT level 2 certificate
In Reply to Joe Buckley at 00:34 Sep-11-2017 .

Respected Sir.

As you told Level 2 is employer based certification.As employees certified by company approved Level 3.
Then why some level 3 who are not associated with any company although they gives level 2 certificate to any persons by providing training and certify him.

 
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Shashank Vagal
India, Joined Jun 2014, 73

Shashank Vagal

India,
Joined Jun 2014
73
07:35 Sep-11-2017
Re: ASNT level 2 certificate
In Reply to Rakesh Parmar at 06:02 Sep-11-2017 .

One function of a Lev 3 is to impart NDT knowledge, train individuals seeking it and certify them accordingly. If a company trusts the capability of the certifying Lev 3 they decide accordingly. An ethical commitment is already obtained from the individual holding a Lev 3 certification by ASNT as per SNT-TC-1A. As regards whether he / she has enough knowledge or otherwise is another matter.

 
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Neil Burleigh
Sales
Krautkramer Australia Pty Ltd, Australia, Joined Dec 2002, 158

Neil Burleigh

Sales
Krautkramer Australia Pty Ltd,
Australia,
Joined Dec 2002
158
08:49 Sep-11-2017
Re: ASNT level 2 certificate
In Reply to Joe Buckley at 00:34 Sep-11-2017 .

Dear Rakesh,
Joe Buckley has answered your question/situation beautifully, your level 2 ASNT certification is based on the work procedures carried out by your employer. In the event that you change employment you must redo your ASNT Level 2 certification according to the work procedures of your new company.

 
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Zacharias Rohith Joseph
Engineering,
Jindal Steel and Power limited, India, Joined Sep 2017, 2

Zacharias Rohith Joseph

Engineering,
Jindal Steel and Power limited,
India,
Joined Sep 2017
2
05:01 Sep-23-2017
Re: ASNT level 2 certificate
In Reply to Joe Buckley at 00:34 Sep-11-2017 .

Joe
Could you also clarify the time period of an ASNT certification. Is it for five years or three years?
I've come across certain level 2 personnels with three years of validity on their certificates. Is there something fishy in the three year one?
I myself hold a five year certificate.

 
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Anmol Birring
Consultant,
Birring NDE Center, Inc., USA, Joined Aug 2011, 785

Anmol Birring

Consultant,
Birring NDE Center, Inc.,
USA,
Joined Aug 2011
785
17:49 Sep-24-2017
Re: ASNT level 2 certificate
In Reply to Rakesh Parmar at 06:02 Sep-11-2017 .

Good question.
SNT-TC-1A Level 2 certificates can only be issued by the employer based on training, experience and examinations.
Level 3 not associated with the company cannot issue Level 2 certificates

 
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Shashank Vagal
India, Joined Jun 2014, 73

Shashank Vagal

India,
Joined Jun 2014
73
07:54 Sep-25-2017
Re: ASNT level 2 certificate
In Reply to Anmol Birring at 17:49 Sep-24-2017 .

In such cases, a company appointed Lev 3 (not necessarily ASNT certified) is good enough. It is prevalent in many US companies. Why then do you think ASNT has set up a society to certify Lev 3, etc? One important aspect of a Lev 3 is to train people, if required as an individual. Why should he not? The RP SNT-TC-1A does say so. Please note.

 
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Anmol Birring
Consultant,
Birring NDE Center, Inc., USA, Joined Aug 2011, 785

Anmol Birring

Consultant,
Birring NDE Center, Inc.,
USA,
Joined Aug 2011
785
19:32 Sep-26-2017
Re: ASNT level 2 certificate
In Reply to Shashank Vagal at 07:54 Sep-25-2017 .

employer does not need a ASNT Level 3 or a company appointed Level 3.

 
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