Course Title:
Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)

CountryVenueCourse FeeStart DateFurther Information
on request
15 February 2016
on request
19 September 2016
on request
01 February 2016
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31 May 2016
on request
13 June 2016
ChinaShenzhen City
on request
23 May 2016
ChinaShenzhen City
on request
25 July 2016
on request
07 November 2016
MalaysiaKuala Lumpur
on request
07 December 2015
on request
21 December 2015
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Suitable for:

All NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians engaged in, or responsible for, inspection of castings, forgings or fabricated items during manufacture or in-service in different product sectors.

Suitable for personnel working in the aerospace industry.

Course Content:

Principles of magnetism; magnetic fields; induction; permeability and reluctance; magnetisation; lines of force, methods of testing; interpretation of indications; demagnetisation; practical exercises; methods of assessing sensitivity; instruction writing.

During the Level 2 instruction writing and application, attendees requiring only Level 1 training will carry out practical applications to written instructions.

The course ends with the certification examination.

Training in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9712.

Certification/Awarding Body:

Course Objectives:
  • To explain the basic principles of magnetic particle inspection methods
  • To carry out magnetic particle inspection
  • To write clear and concise inspection instructions and test reports
  • To meet syllabus requirements for CSWIP/PCN Level 2

Additional Information:

Price listed is for direct access Level 2 and includes examination and levy fees. For Level 1 option, please contact Customer Services.

Please note:
All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal) must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number, PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so will result in the candidate being turned away.


No mandatory course entry requirements.

Training requirements:
The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is:
  • Level 1 - 16 hours
  • Level 2 - 24 hours (Direct Level 2 - 40 hours)

The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend one of TWI's training courses.

Certification requirements:
The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is:
  • Level 1 - 1 month
  • Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 4 months)

Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the examination and the required experience is achieved.