Course Title:
NDT Level 3 Courses

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Suitable for:

Experienced NDT inspectors, also supervisory and research personnel engaged in NDT activities.

Course Content:

Designed for experienced senior NDT inspection personnel who wish to attempt BS EN ISO 9712 (PCN or CSWIP) Level 3 certification.

Basic exam - Revision of product technology (materials, cast, wrought, welding, heat treatments, etc); certification scheme information; revision of NDT methods at Level 2.

Main method exams - general preparation and revision of chosen method at Level 3; sector specific preparation and revision of the NDT method including use of applicable standards; NDT procedure preparation and creation with use of applicable standards and specifications.

Certification/Awarding Body:

Course Objectives:
  • To state the responsibilities of a Level 3 as directed by the relevant scheme
  • To state the parameters relating to inspection of welds, forgings and castings
  • To be familiar with the main certification scheme requirements
  • To explain the principles of the major complementary NDT methods
  • To prepare for chosen method exam at Level 3 through revision and assessment in general and sector specific terms
  • To devise and write NDT procedures and instructions for the inspection of component and/or weld configurations in the chosen method

Additional Information:
ISO 9712 mandates training hours prior to Level 3 examination. It is strongly recommended that prospective Level 3 candidates ascertain their exact training requirements by contacting the training centre with details of ISO 9712 qualifications held and other supporting documentation.

Exam exemptions may be available, these shall be obtained directly from PCN using form PSL/49, or CSWIP by contact TWI Certification Ltd.

It is strongly recommended that BS EN ISO 9712. Level 2 certification in the method sought is achieved prior to undertaking Level 3 exams; this will significantly reduce the training hour requirements.

Course costs vary according to the training hour requirements and Level 2 qualifications held. For exam only prices, use the 'Examination' drop down link and select the relevant scheme.

Details on the training and experience requirements and possible exemptions for the chosen scheme can be found in the following links:

PCN - General requirements document Refer to Table 1; sect 10.5; section 11.

CSWIP - General requirements document Refer to Section 3.1. table; sect 3.2.2; sect 6.1; sect 6.4.

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.