Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) manages Canada's nation-wide program for the certification of individuals performing non-destructive testing. The NDT Certifying Agency, through CanmetMATERIALS, certifies individuals as part of the NDT Personnel Certification Program according to the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Standard CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2006 (Qualification and Certification of Non-Destructive Testing Personnel). The CGSB Standard and the NRCan certification procedure comply with the requirements of International Standard ISO-9712:2005 and European Standard EN-473:2000.
NRCan examinations that lead to the issuance of internationally accepted certificates of competence are available at a number of test centres located in various parts of Canada.
This certification program is managed at the federal level in order to provide the unbiased Canada-wide services required to implement a national program. To ensure that this objective is met, an Advisory Committee composed of individuals knowledgeable about NDT in Canada advises NRCan on the operation of this program.
The NDT Certifying Agency also serves as the qualifying body for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)'s Certification of Exposure Device Operators (EDO) examination. The CNSC's EDO examination is conducted in the same manner as other NDT certification examinations, using the same network of test centres.
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Non-Destructive Testing Technologist:
For further information contact:
NDT Certifying Agency
Minerals and Metals Sector
Natural Resources Canada
183 Longwood Road South
Hamilton ON L8P 0A5
Tel.: 905-645-0653 or 866-858-0473
- 905-645-0656 for NDT application inquiries,
- 905-645-0654 for NDT re-examination inquiries and
- 905-645-0839 for XRF/CEDO inquiries.
Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), 8:00a.m.–12:00p.m. and12:30p.m.–4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Please note that our telephone services have been updated: a centralized and dedicated phone reception staff will be handling incoming phone calls with listed numbers.
If you are forwarded to our voicemail service, please leave us a voice message with your full name, your NRCan registration number (if applicable), your call-back phone number and details about your enquiry. Our goal is to return your call as soon as possible, usually within the same business day.
We are committed to continually enhancing our customer service and the Canadian NDT industry.
Certifications expiring December 31, 2012
NRCan is currently processing the renewal requests for clients whose certifications expire on December 31, 2012. This process should be completed by January 31, 2013.
Clients showing an expiry date of December 31, 2012 that have submitted valid renewal requests before December 31, 2012, will continue to hold valid certification until January 31, 2013.
Please Note: For all requests that are submitted after the expiry date (December 31, 2012), a $100 late fee will be charged.
All personnel appearing on the “List of NDT personnel currently certified by NRCan” are currently certified even if they have not received their updated certification card from NRCan.
Along with the entire NRCan CanmetMATERIALS team, the NDT Certifying Agency has moved to the new state-of-the-art facility at the McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario!
Thank you for your ongoing interest in CanmetMATERIALS and the NDT Certifying Agency.