Important Announcement: Reduction in minimum required qualifying work experience for practical examination eligibility (reference updated [Version 03] NRCan NDTCB Rules of Implementation for CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014).
The NRCan NDTCB has implemented a significant program update to its certification process for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). The minimum percentage of qualifying work experience obtained by NDT candidates in order to be eligible for practical examination has been reduced from 50% to 25%. This means that candidates who have obtained 25% or more of their total required work experience hours (and have satisfied all minimum application requirements) are eligible to receive admittance to the NDT practical examination for a given method. This change affects new applications and applications already in process. Candidates are responsible to contact the NRCan NDTCB to inquire about their eligibility for practical examination, or to submit work experience hours for review to receive their practical examination admittance and registration form(s). The NRCan NDTCB will not notify candidates of their eligibility for practical examination—candidates must initiate this process/inquiry. Please contact the NDTCB for more information.
The NRCan NDTCB has implemented a user fees update to existing fees; this update came into effect on July 1st, 2017. Additional new services and fees will be introduced at a later date. Application and fee submissions to the NRCan NDTCB that are postmarked, emailed or faxed after June 30th, 2017 are subject to the new fee schedule.
The NRCan NDTCB has transitioned to a new certification photo ID card design and format as of April 26, 2017. All cards issued after May 12, 2017 will utilize the new design and format. Both the new and old card versions are valid unless the card has expired.
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) manages the Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body (NDTCB), which is the national program that certifies personnel who perform non-destructive testing (NDT).
The NDTCB is committed to:
- Protecting Canadians and Canada’s natural resources through its certification programs.
- Providing certification to the appropriate Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) standard (CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014, Qualification and Certification of Non-Destructive Testing Personnel).
- Developing and implementing programs to certify people who inspect the metals and materials in the components and structures used in Canada’s natural resources industries.
The NDTCB certification program also aims to continually improve and maintain reliability, security and safety with regards to how industries use metals and materials across Canada. We are committed to quality, and have achieved certification for our quality management system to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
- Understands the importance of impartiality and takes it seriously.
- Has processes to manage potential conflicts of interest and ensure all certification activities are objective.
- Is solely responsible for, retains authority for, and does not delegate its decisions relating to certification, including the granting, maintaining, recertification, expansion and reduction of scope, suspension, or withdrawal of certifications.
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