2 December 2020
ASNT’s Board of Directors recently approved the establishment of a wholly-owned limited liability company – ASNT Certification Services LLC – which will house all of the Society’s certification and accreditation programs. The new entity will launch on 1 July 2021. This move is intended to protect the Society from the risks and potential liabilities inherent to certification and accreditation programs. The LLC will be led by a Board of Managers composed of ASNT Board members and Society members; the LLC’s Board of Managers will be appointed by the ASNT Board of Directors in the spring. The new entity will maintain its own policies, operating budgets, and financial records, while sharing ASNT’s staff and office space. The LLC will have no employees of its own.
Scott Cargill, who led the initiative while serving as ASNT’s Chairperson of the Board noted “This is a necessary and essential step in ASNT’s growth. With the recent launch of our Employer-Based Certification (EBC) Accreditation program and the Industry Sector Qualification (ISQ) performance-based testing program for the Oil & Gas sector, ASNT’s portfolio of credential programs has grown to the point where we must address issues of legal risks and liabilities associated with such programs.” Executive Director Neal Couture, CAE added “The ASNT Board of Directors executed on its fiduciary duties to ensure the long-term health and viability of the Society by re-structuring the corporation appropriately.” Couture pointed out that many membership societies such as ASNT have re-structured similarly, including most recently the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
ASNT, Inc., the Society, will continue to provide membership and engagement, conferences, publications, and learning programs, support its active sections globally, and advocate for the NDT profession and industry.
Please contact ASNT Executive Director Neal Couture for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the American Society for Nondestructive Testing Inc.
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing Inc. (ASNT) is the world's largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals. Through its organization and membership, ASNT provides a forum for exchange of NDT technical information; NDT educational materials and programs; and standards and services for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel. ASNT promotes the discipline of NDT as a profession and facilitates NDT research and technology applications.