Apply for NDT Recertification Re-Examination

If you fail to achieve a grade of 70% on each individual part and specimen of a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) recertification examination, you will have to apply for and pass a recertification re-examination in order to recertify.

Recertification re-examination for Level 1 and 2

If you fail a Level 1 or 2 NDT recertification examination (obtain less than 70% on any individual part and specimen of the examination) you are allowed two (2) recertification re-examination attempts which must be completed within six (6) months of the initial recertification examination attempt. You must also wait a period of seven (7) days between examination attempts. If you have not completed all permitted recertification re-examination attempts within the six-month time-frame (and you have not exceeded your recertification deadline), you will need to reapply for recertification. If you fail all three examination attempts your certification will become invalid and you will have to apply for and complete the process for initial certification in order to obtain valid certification.

Recertification re-examination for Level 3

If you fail a Level 3 NDT recertification examination (obtain less than 70% on any individual part and specimen of the examination) you are allowed two (2) recertification re-examination attempts which must be completed within twelve (12) months of the initial recertification examination attempt. You must also wait a period of seven (7) days between examination attempts. If you have not completed all permitted recertification re-examination attempts within the twelve-month time-frame (and you have not exceeded your recertification deadline), you will need to re-apply for recertification. If you fail all three examination attempts your certification will become invalid and you will have to apply for and pass the appropriate main method examination.

If you applied for the Structured Credit System instead of completing a written Level 3 recertification examination, and you have failed the Structured Credit System application, you will have to apply for and pass a written recertification examination. Because a Structured Credit System application counts as one Level 3 recertification attempt, only two written recertification examination attempts shall be allowed within twelve (12) months of the date of application for recertification via the Structured Credit System.

What to submit for your recertification re-examination application

Complete and submit the following required recertification re-examination documents in addition to the appropriate fee (see below for more information):

Instructions for submitting your application

Renewal and Recertification Application Form

To apply for recertification re-examination, please submit a completed page 1 of the application form. Ensure that you select “re-examination” under the appropriate method(s).

Fees for recertification re-examination

We accept company cheques, money orders and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa or American Express). We do not accept personal cheques. Cheques and money orders are payable to the Receiver General for Canada. If paying by credit card, print the name shown on the credit card, card number, expiry date and amount. Please note that we do not accept credit card information by email. Payments from other government departments must be made via inter-departmental FIS transactions.

Fees and other process requirements are subject to change. All fees are subject to the current fee schedule in effect.

Practical Recertification Re-examination Fees
Level Radiographic Testing Ultrasonic Testing Magnetic Testing Penetrant Testing Eddy Current Testing
Level 1 $95 $95 N/A N/A $95
Level 2 $250 $250 $90 $90 $250
Level 3 $250 $250 $90 $90 $250

 

Level 3 Written Recertification Re-examination Fees:

The fee for a Level 3 Written Recertification Re-examination is $110. This fee must also be included if you are choosing to apply for the Structured Credit System instead of a written re-examination.

If you are applying for recertification in both the Engineering Materials and Components (EMC) sector and the Aerospace (A/S) Sector for Radiographic Testing, you must pay separate recertification examination registration fees for each examination.

Recertification Examination Request Form

Applicants must include a completed “Recertification Examination Request Form” in addition to the “Renewal and Recertification Application Form” to receive a recertification examination admittance and registration form for re-examination. Please ensure to indicate (on the “Recertification Examination Request Form”) the Authorized Examination Centre where you will be completing your re-examination(s).

Clients may not attempt recertification re-examinations without authorized, method-specific examination admittance and registration forms.

Structured Credit System Application Form (Level 3 certifications only)

If you were unsuccessful in a Level 3 written recertification examination, and you would like to apply for the Structured Credit System instead of a re-examination, please complete and submit this form with your application for recertification re-examination. If you have already applied for and failed the Structured Credit System, you must successfully complete a written recertification examination in order to recertify.

 

Examination guide for NDT recertification (PDF, 392.03 kb)
Read about NDT recertification examination requirements and structures for all levels of Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Testing, Penetrant Testing, and Eddy Current Testing

 

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