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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.

Candidates cannot not attempt recertification re-examinations without valid, method-specific examination admittance and registration forms.

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 document(s) in addition to the appropriate fee (see below for more information):

  • Page 1 of the Recertification Application Form (PDF, 382 kb)
  • Structured Credit System Application Form (PDF, 3.34 Mb) (One for each method, if you are applying for the Structured Credit System for Level 3 recertification instead of completing a Level 3 written recertification examination, and you have not already applied for and failed the Structured Credit System application)

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. Company 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 authorized payment amount, and include the cardholder signature. Payments from other government departments must be made via inter-departmental FIS transactions.

Email submissions: Please note that we do not accept credit card information by email. If you are submitting your application by email and paying by credit card, please include the name shown on the credit card, the authorized payment amount, and include the cardholder signature; do not include the credit card number and expiry date. After you have submitted your application by email, you may call or fax the NRCan NDTCB to give credit card information.

Fees and other process requirements are subject to change. All fees are subject to the current fee schedule in effect. Fees paid to the NRCan NDTCB are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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.

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. For more information on how to apply for a structured credit system, please see Recertifying your NDT certification.

 

Examination guide for NDT recertification (PDF, 393 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.

Certified personnel directory
View the list of NDT and XRF personnel that are currently certified, and find out when certifications expire (require renewal) and when certifications are due for recertification.

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