ASNT 9712 Program

In 2023, ASNT Certification Services LLC will launch ASNT 9712 Certification Program for Level II and Level III.

This program certifies NDT personnel through examination to the highest standard. It offers third-party certifications, including performance demonstration, and supports qualification requirements as per SNT-TC-1A and ANSI/ASNT CP-189. It promotes national and international recognition of NDT certification and can be used within employer-based programs.

ASNT 9712 requires the successful completion of examinations in any of the four NDT test methods available: MT, PT, UT, and RT. VT will follow soon. Level II is attainable in individual techniques within a test method or may cover all techniques.

To learn more about the launch of ASNT 9712, listen to Chat NDT with Director of Global Certification Paul Lang and Deputy Director of Certification Rali Petrova.

Level II examinations include:

  • General Written Examination: covers fundamentals, principles, and theory of the method. 

  • Specific Written Examination: covers specific applications of the test method in accordance with codes and standards used in the applicable industry sectors. 

  • Practical Examination: applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform the test method and technique on specimens containing known defects. 

  • Instruction Preparation: applicants must prepare written instructions for the test method. 

Accepting applications starting March 6.

Level II Application

Level III examinations include:

  • Basic Examination: covers certification processes, materials and processes, and general knowledge of other NDT test methods.
  • Basic Supplemental Examination: covers additional knowledge of examination requirements according to ISO 9712:2021: Non-destructive testing — Qualification and certification of NDT personnel. NDT Methods: RT, UT, MT, PT, VT
  • Method Examination: covers specific knowledge of the test method.
  • Practical Examination: applicants must demonstrate their ability to perform the method on test samples containing known defects.
  • Procedure Preparation Examination: applicants are required to write an NDT procedure based on a supplied NDT standard. 

Accepting applications starting March 6.

Level III Application



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