AIA/NAS - NAS410
NAS Certification & Qualification of Nondestructive Test Personnel
|Publication Date:||1 June 2002|
PURPOSE. This standard establishes the minimum requirements for the qualification and certification of personnel involved in the application of nondestructive testing (NDT), nondestructive inspection (NDI), or nondestructive evaluation (NDE) personnel. For this document NDI, NDT and NDE will be referred to as NDT. These requirements include
training, experience and examination.
APPLICABILITY. This standard applies to personnel using NDT methods to
accept materials, products, subsystems, components or systems. It also applies to those individuals directly responsible for the technical adequacy of the NDT methods used as well as those providing the technical training for NDT personnel. This standard is not intended to apply to individuals with administrative authority only over the above identified personnel or the research personnel developing technology for
use by qualified and certified NDT personnel.
COMMON METHODS. This standard contains detailed requirements for the
applicable training, experience, and examination for the following methods:
Liquid penetrant (PT) Magnetic particle (MT) Eddy current (ET) Ultrasonic (UT) Radiography (RT)
OTHER METHODS. This standard may apply to other NDT methods such as acoustic emission, neutron radiography, leak testing, thermography, holography, computed tomography, or any other NDT method that can be used to determine the acceptability or suitability for intended service of a material, part, component, subsystem, or system without impairment of the intended function. The requirement for personnel training, experience, and examination for these other methods shall be as established by the Cognizant NDT Organization. Guidelines established
for the methods listed in 1.2.1 may be used.
LEVELS OF QUALIFICATION. The levels of qualification established by
this standard are:
Trainee Instructor Level I Auditor Level II Level III
LEVELS OF CERTIFICATION. The levels requiring certification in accordance with this standard are:
Level I Level II Level III