Re: NDT.net November Issue Hello Michael,
I know from Ed Ginzel that he renewed his ASNT Level 3 by the point method and used the papers published on NDT.net as a method to accumulate part of his points. This was OK with the ASNT renewal committee and he needed to only provide a copy of the first page of the paper as documentation of the publishing.
Of course we perform a critical review of the content because there could be many people who would try to publish ANYTHING just to accumulate points.
BTW: About the ASNT Level 3 policy of certification renewal by points:
Every 5 years we need to renew our certification and in the process we must prove that we are active in NDT at a level 3 degree of performance. To renew by points you need to accumulate a certain number of points by things like; providing training lessons, attending conferences, active membership on NDT committees, presenting papers at presentations, and publishing papers in recognised NDT publications. By doing this you avoid having to write a long examination.
: I like to write technical papers, more the hands on or of interest NDT papers as I am not in the same league as some of the experts in this industry which frequent this site. I am not tryining ti demean myself I have been involved in NDT experiments and enjoyed that also.
: My question , Rolf if anybody writes an article for NDT Net is it recognised as a published article by the relevant NDT certification bodies?
: If yes-no problem, if no is there any moves towards gaining such recognition? I know you have certain views of particular NDT certification bodies, I am curious generally, as NDT net would have to be the biggest source of renewed NDT information on the internet.
: Kindest Regards
: Michael Trinidad