Ultrasonic Testing II


Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Level II is an extension of UT Level I and delves into the theory and principles to a much greater depth.

After a review of the basic UT Level I subjects, variables such as beam profile, dead, near and far zones, acoustic impedance, absorption and scattering are presented. Other subjects essential for performing angle beam inspection of welds include mode conversion, refraction, and attenuation are covered. Calibration of the UT instruments is demonstrated as well as the examination of several test specimens. Immersion and through transmission are discusses along with a variety of other techniques. The evaluation and interpretation of test results along with the need for complete and accurate test reporting are presented.

This is an essential course for those practitioners who will be pursuing a career in Ultrasonic Testing and for those striving for certification as a Level II.

NDTclassroom.com’s Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Level II training is now available. Level I will be available in the near future.

UT Level II a completely video based online course taught by Tim MacInnis that covers:

  • Principles of Ultrasonic testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing theory
  • How to perform UT examinations
  • Equipment used to perform UT
  • Techniques used to perform UT
  • Procedures used to perform UT
  • Requirements of UT
  • How to interpret and evaluate test results

This course meets the recommendations for training as described in SNT-TC-1A.

NOTE: There is RECOMMENDED READING assigned at the beginning of the course. The completion of these assignments in addition to self-study is strongly encouraged and will add to the overall training benefit and time to be credited. It will also better prepare the student for the practical lab/’hands-on” session. It is recommended that the student a log of the self-study time. It is also recommended that the applicable Level III be involved and confirm that the reading and self-study assignments have been completed. This should become a part of the student’s training records which may be used in conjunction with subsequent certifications.

At a Glance



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Availability to Course Materials

Course – 30 days
Exam – 10 more days


Course Length

Approximately 26 hours

Course Details

  • Benefits
  • Course Modules
    Meets all ASNT ANSI SNT-TC-1A recommendations per CP-105. Students can typically retain 25% to 60% more of the information as compared to traditional classroom training.
    Participants can access the course 24/7 from any computer running Google Chrome browser with an internet connection.
    Pause to take notes with ability to retake lesson quizzes as needed. Online learning gives the student complete control over their learning experience.
    Audio/Video narration, demonstrations, animated graphics and video footage make even the most complex topics engaging and easy-to-understand.
    Detailed video demonstrations, practice problems, and quizzes facilitate the mastery of concepts and measure content retention.
    Course content was developed by Chuck Hellier with industry experts and NDT Classroom Inc. learning professional Kevin Crosby, Phd in curriculum design.
    Users can contact NDT Classroom instructors by emailing info@NDTclassroom.com or calling 716-262-8870.
    NDT Classroom customer support Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST. at info@NDTclassroom.com or 716-262-8870

Ultrasonic Testing II Chapter 1 – UT Introduction

Ultrasonic Testing II – Quiz 1

Ultrasonic Testing II Chapter 2 – Basic Principles

Ultrasonic Testing II – Quiz 2

Ultrasonic Testing II Chapter 3 – Transducers

Ultrasonic Testing II – Quiz 3

Ultrasonic Testing II Chapter 4 – Equipment and Basic Instrumentation

Ultrasonic Testing II – Quiz 4

Ultrasonic Testing II Chapter 5 – GE USM GO Demo

Ultrasonic Testing II Chapter 6 – Angle Beam Theory

Ultrasonic Testing II – Quiz 5

Ultrasonic Testing II Chapter 7 – Test Performance Variables

Ultrasonic Testing II – Quiz 6

Ultrasonic Testing II Chapter 8 – Calibration

Ultrasonic Testing II – Quiz 7

Ultrasonic Testing II Chapter 9 – Base Material Product Forms

Ultrasonic Testing II Chapter 10 – Welding Process

Ultrasonic Testing II – Quiz 8

Ultrasonic Testing II – Final Exam

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much do I need to know before taking this course?

    You don’t need to have any background in NDT to take this course. It will prepare you to take the practical training needed to become certified by your employer.

  • Who should take this course?

    Anyone interested in expanding their welding career to examine welds and other types of materials and products.

  • How long do I have to complete this course?

    You have 30 days to take the course and 10 days to complete the exam.

  • Does this course include a completion exam?

    Yes, you will not only take quizzes after many of the chapters, there is a final exam after the successfully complete the course.

  • Do I need to purchase any other materials?

    We recommend you use the ASNT classroom Guide Book Item Number: 1642.

  • Does the time I spend in this course count towards the recommended number of training hours per ASNT SNT-TC-1A?

    Yes, all of the time you spend in the course, any reading time and hands on practical training all count towards the recommended number of training hours.

  • Can I use these hours for recertification?

    Yes, you can use this time towards your recertification.

  • What platforms and devices can I use to view the courses?

    You must be connected to the internet to access our online courses. We support the most recent versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Courses can be viewed on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Note, however, that a high speed internet connection and large screen offer a better user experience.





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