NRCan NDTCB response to COVID-19 situation
With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the NRCan NDTCB is working to ensure the health and safety of the public and our team members in accordance with all public safety guidelines. We are closely monitoring the situation and will adjust our business practices and client services rapidly as required. We remain at the ready to assist you as best as we can throughout this situation. We will keep you updated on any developments.
At this time, certification processing and services are likely to be disrupted, delayed, and/or postponed.
Temporary accommodations and extensions relating to initial certifications and renewals/recertifications will be provided for select candidates. Currently, the accommodations are:
- A 6-month extension for NDT renewal and recertification candidates who have certifications that expire from April 15, 2020 to September 15, 2020. This 6-month extension is applied to the current expiry date listed on your certification ID card, and the Directory of Certified Personnel
(PDF, 6.26 MB).
- A 6 month extension for NDT initial certification candidates who have examinations in process that expire(d) after March 15, 2020. This 6-month extension is applied to the current expiry date(s) listed on your most recent examination results letter.
- A 6-month extension for XRF renewal and recertification candidates who have certifications that expire from March 16, 2020 to September 15, 2020. This 6-month extension is applied to the current expiry date listed on your certification ID card, and the Directory of Certified Personnel
(PDF, 6.26 MB).
- A 6-month extension for EDO photo ID cards that expire from March 16, 2020 to September 15, 2020. This 6-month extension is applied to the current expiry date listed on your EDO
For full details and supplementary verification of certification status, please download and read the NRCan NDTCB COVID-19 Temporary Extension Policy Notice (PDF, 178 kb). The appropriate extension accommodations will be applied automatically (no need for candidate to submit a request) without re-issuance of the corresponding paperwork or documents. As conditions evolve, we will adjust services accordingly—temporary accommodations and extensions may be amended or applied as required. Please check our website regularly for further updates on this rapidly evolving situation. For more details, please contact our office.
Contacting and communicating with the NDTCB:
At this time, we strongly advise that clients and certificate holders refrain from mailing, shipping or faxing certification-related documents and communications; we will be maintaining communication services via email and telephone. We will also not be providing in-person client services at our local office at this time. We encourage clients to provide the NRCan NDTCB with your most up-to-date personal email address and telephone number to avoid interruptions in communication.
For all telephone inquiries, please call our main telephone line: 1-866-858-0473
(Note: other NDTCB telephone lines may not be monitored at this time.)
For email inquiries, send your emails to our main inboxes listed below:
NRCan NDTCB main inbox: email@example.com
NRCan renewal and recertification: firstname.lastname@example.org
EDO written examination: email@example.com
(Note: other NDTCB email inboxes may not be monitored at this time.)
The health and safety for the public is a priority for the NDTCB—we appreciate your understanding and support.
This list of NDT personnel, currently certified by NRCan, was produced at NRCan and was accurate on the date shown. Certifications are valid until the listed expiration date. Due to COVID-19, select certificate holders have been granted temporary expiry date extensions. Please read the above notice for details.
The Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) National Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body’s (NDTCB’s) Directory of NDT Personnel (PDF, 6.26 MB) lists personnel who hold the following certifications:
- Those who are X-ray fluorescence (XRF) certified analyzer operators based on ISO standard 20807 and Health Canada Safety Code 32
- Those who are certified in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) according to the Canadian General Standards Board Standard CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014 (ISO 9712:2012, IDT)
During the transition period for the implementation of CAN/CGSB 48.9712-2014, once clients who require recertification are renewed, their certifications are valid until their next NDT certification renewal date.
However, these renewals are issued conditionally, pending the successful completion of the recertification examination process. Candidates who do not complete their recertification examination by the end of their period of validity will not have their certifications renewed.
- This list of NDT personnel, currently certified by NRCan, was produced at NRCan and was accurate on the date shown.
- Certifications are valid until the listed expiration date.
- All candidates who are due for recertification must successfully complete their recertification examination before their next NDT certification renewal date.
To verify the certification status of NDT certified personnel, contact the NRCan National NDT Certification Body.
Understanding the directory
Certification to the above CGSB standard is offered at three levels of certification in the following test areas (abbreviations used in the directory are shown in parentheses):
- Eddy Current Testing (ET)
- Magnetic Testing (MT)
- Penetrant Testing (PT)
- Radiographic Testing (RT)
- Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
For all testing methods except radiographic, certifications are in the Engineering, Materials and Components Sector. For Industrial Radiography:
- E = Engineering, Materials and Components Sector
- AS = Aerospace Sector
- A = Light Alloy Castings and Forgings
- W = Welds and Weldments
- C = Heavy Metal Castings and Forgings
Our certification responsibilities
We make every reasonable effort to ensure candidate applications, examination requests, and certification submissions are completed in accordance with our service standard targets. Despite these efforts, there can sometimes be errors, omissions, or delays the NRCan NDTCB is not responsible for any direct and indirect costs, expenses, or delays that may arise.