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Ricardo Andreucci
FATEC - Technological University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Joined May 2018, 29

Ricardo Andreucci

FATEC - Technological University of Sao Paulo,
Brazil,
Joined May 2018
29
13:33 Aug-19-2019
NDE Level III Recertification

Dear Sirs.
According to ASME Code Sec.V Article 1 Appendix III 2019 Edition the recertification of NDE personnel Levels I, II and III shall be made by examination. Continuing satisfactory performance is no longer acceptable. But on the other hand this paragraph 12.1 of Appendix III do not specify which examination shall be applied (general, specific or practical) and also who should apply it. So, my question is can a NDE Level III be recertified by specific examination only , as described in your written practice ?
Thank you.

 
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William A. Jensen
Other,
IHI Southwest Technologies, Inc., USA, Joined May 2017, 67

William A. Jensen

Other,
IHI Southwest Technologies, Inc.,
USA,
Joined May 2017
67
16:34 Aug-19-2019
Re: NDE Level III Recertification
In Reply to Ricardo Andreucci at 13:33 Aug-19-2019 (Opening).

Appendix III only applies to personnel using the 2016 Edition of ASNT SNT-TC-1A.

Having said that, if you are to be re-certified by examination, then the implied requirement would be that your examinations that took to be initially certified would have to be re-taken unless the base document (TC-1A) stated otherwise. For Level III, that would mean that you would have to take the method & specific again.

 
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Ricardo Andreucci
FATEC - Technological University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Joined May 2018, 29

Ricardo Andreucci

FATEC - Technological University of Sao Paulo,
Brazil,
Joined May 2018
29
21:20 Aug-28-2019
Re: NDE Level III Recertification
In Reply to William A. Jensen at 16:34 Aug-19-2019 .

Thanks Mr. William Jensen for your comment.
You may be correct, however, manufacturers using ASME Sec.VIII Div.1 2019 Ed. will have to transition between SNT-TC-1A Ed.2006 to Ed.2016 and Art. 1 Appendice III of ASME Sec.V 2019 Ed. from Jan.2020, for radiographic and ultrasonic testing methods.
I am not sure that a NDE Level III who has been working for years and now changing rules he would have to re-taken all examination again in order to recertified. In this point the Appendix III is not clear. In my opinion, this can be clarified in the Level III employer´s written practice.

 
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