ASNT NDT Level II Examinations

Multi-part Examination

Successful ASNT NDT Level II certification candidates must complete the General examination and at least one Specific examination.

General Examinations

The 50-question multiple-choice Level II General examinations cover the fundamentals, principles and theory found in the applicable Level II Topical Outlines found in the ANSI/ASNT American National Standard CP-105, ASNT Standard Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel. The general exam is the same for all Sectors for any one test method.

Specific Examinations

The specific examinations determine the industry Sector. ASNT currently offers Specific examinations for the General Inspection and Pressure Equipment Sectors. These examinations consist of 40 multiple-choice questions based on an NDT procedure covering the equipment, operating processes and NDT techniques commonly used in the applicable industry Sector.

Level II Reference Materials for Exam Preparation

Examination Times

The table below shows the time allowed for each examination:

Examination Type Test Method
General 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours
Specific 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours

Exam Scheduling

The ASNT NDT Level II examinations may be taken at any of ASNT's Authorized Examination Centers (see ASNT Exam Partners for AEC locations) or at any regularly scheduled ASNT examination site (see Exam Delivery).

Examination Results

Personnel that fail an examination will be sent an analysis sheet showing the percentage of questions missed in each major category of the Body of Knowledge for that examination. Personnel that successfully complete both the General and at least one Specific examination in a test method will be sent an ASNT NDT Level II wall certificate and wallet card showing the applicable test methods and Sectors but will not receive an analysis sheet.