NRCan National Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Certification Body

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) manages Canada's nation-wide program for the certification of individuals performing non-destructive testing. The NRCan National NDT Certification Body (NCB) provides the following services:

  • NRCan – CGSB-48.9712 NDT Certification:  Certification for NDT Personnel in accordance with the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Standard CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2006 (Qualification and Certification of Non-Destructive Testing Personnel).
  • XRF Analyzer Operator Certification:  Certification for operators of portable x-ray tube-based fluorescence (XRF) analyzers in accordance with Health Canada’s Safety Code 34 requirements and ISO 20807.
  • CEDO Written Examination:  Qualification for the written examinations for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) certification of Exposure Device Operators (CEDO).

These programs are implemented by the federal government 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 certification body and its programs.

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For further information, to submit applications and requests, or to contact us:

NRCan National NDT Certification Body
Minerals and Metals Sector
Natural Resources Canada
183 Longwood Road South
Hamilton ON L8P 0A5
Tel.: 905-645-0653 or 866-858-0473
Fax: 905-645-0836

For general enquiries via telephone, you may also call either of the telephone numbers noted above.

Please note - As a federal government department, NRCan’s email inboxes regularly receive numerous spam-type solicitations or possible phishing emails. As a result, there may be cases where legitimate email traffic is filtered and may not be received by the NRCan National NDT Certification Body. There also may be cases where voicemails or faxes are incomplete or indiscernible. If you have not received a timely response to an inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us to follow up.

Hours of operation:  Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

If you reach our voicemail service, please leave a clear voice message with your full name, your NRCan registration number (if applicable), your call-back telephone 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 supporting the Canadian NDT industry.

The NCB’s programs and activities are in support of NRCan’s program activity objective of providing protection for Canadians and Canada’s natural resources.

In keeping with the mandates of NRCan on providing protection for Canadians and Canada’s natural resources, the NCB develops and implements programs for the certification of individuals who perform critical inspections of metals and materials in components and structures used in the development and use of Canada’s natural resources.  For example, Canada’s energy and mining sectors rely on many applications of non-destructive testing in heavy equipment, oil and gas pipelines, nuclear reactors, and fossil-fuel generating stations.

Also, in accordance with the mandate and technical focus of CanmetMATERIALS on materials technology, the NCB certification program aims to continually improve and maintain the reliability, security and safety on how metals and materials are being utilized by the various industries across Canada, such as the energy production industry, the metallurgical industry, the aerospace industry, etc.

The NCB has been developing and delivering its national certification programs continuously since 1960.

Thank you for your interest in CanmetMATERIALS and the NRCan National Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body.