ASME Nondestructive Examination and Quality Control Central Qualification and Certification Program
|Publication Date:||1 January 2020|
(a) This Standard includes both performance-based and prescriptive requirements to be used for an ASME Nondestructive Examination (NDE) and Quality Control (QC) Central Qualification and Certification Program that applies to NDE personnel and QC inspection personnel.
(b) This Standard includes requirements for personnel education, training, experience, written examinations, and practical demonstrations. The requirements are based on a systematic approach to training (SAT) process that integrates the development of job task analyses (JTAs) and body of knowledge (BoK) requirements.
(c) This Standard is applied by a third-party certification organization, which is referred to within this Standard as a certification body (CB).
(d) This Standard classifies CB-certified individuals as Level I, Level II, or Level III.
(e) Mandatory Appendices I and II include requirements specific to the nuclear sector and the boiler and pressure vessel and piping (BPVP) industry sectors, respectively. Mandatory Appendix III includes requirements specific to the qualification and certification of nondestructive testing personnel to ISO 9712.