Introduction to NDT

The Introduction to NDT course is a course taught by industry icon Chuck Hellier, who literally wrote the book on NDT training. Intro to NDT is perfect for people who want to search through specific questions they have for NDT or get a general overview of the industry. This is a four hour sequential course that will take the learner through several training modules of the major NDT methods (ET,MT,PT,RT,UT,VT) with a quiz at the end of each. The learner will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course verifying that they successfully reviewed all of the material.

At a Glance



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Availability to Course Materials

Course – 30 days
Exam – 10 more days

Course Length

Approximately 5 hours


The Introduction to NDT course is designed to familiarize students with the major Nondestructive Testing disciplines:

Eddy Current Testing (ET) (Eddy Current I & Eddy Current II)

Visual Testing (VT)

Penetrant Testing (PT)

Radiographic Testing (RT) (Radiographic Testing I & Radiographic Testing II)

Radiation Safety

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) (Ultrasonic Testing I & Ultrasonic Testing II)

Ultrasonic Thickness Testing

It also presents the benefits and limitations of each method as well as an overview of the various discontinuities that may be encountered. There are also examples of different applications stressing the most appropriate methods to be used. This is an ideal program for those who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of the technology and is especially beneficial for managers, engineers, auditors, supervisors and other personnel who will not actually be performing the examinations. This course is perfect for a manager who needs an understanding of nondestructive testing or a prospective student that wants to see if NDT is right for them.

NOTE: There is Recommended Reading assigned at the beginning of the course.






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