Recertification Requirements for ASNT NDT Programs


ASNT NDT Level III

ASNT NDT Certificate holders are permitted to renew by points at five year intervals unless recertification by examination is required by another third party. ASNT defines renewal and recertification as follows:

Renewal by Points is done by submitting documentation indicating that certain requirements have been met and does not require examination. The ASNT NDT Level III program permits ASNT Level III certificate holders to renew by "Points" at 5-year intervals. The "points" system requires that certificate holders earn 25 points during their current 5-year certification period for NDT-related activities as described on page 5 of the ASNT NDT Program Renewal Requirements document. The same activity table, the points allowed, definitions and examples of appropriate documentation are also described on pages 5 - 7 of the ASNT NDT Level III Renewal application, and page 5 of the application has a column where certificate holders can keep track of their points as they are accumulated.

Renewal by Examination requires re-examination in each applicable test method. Personnel that cannot document 25 points during their current certification period may renew by retaking the initial method examination for each method in which certified but must do so before their current certificates expire. Personnel recertifying by examination need not retake the Basic examination as long as the applicant holds one currently valid ASNT NDT Level III certificate at the time of examination and passes that examination. Use ASNT NDT Level III Renewal application.


IRRSP

IRRSP recertification is by re-examination only. The application for renewal of ASNT IRRSP Certification is the same application as is used for initial certification and the same ASNT examinations must be taken. Application for the Exams (pdf).

In addition, a new Practical examination is also required, using the same form as the initial examination. However, in lieu of the initial training requirements, the following requirements apply: 40 hours of training within 12 months prior to recertification, or at least eight hours of annual classroom refresher training by an institution recognized or accredited by ASNT. Such training must cover basic radiation safety principles, as well as the equipment operating and emergency procedures for radiation-producing equipment for which renewal is sought. See the Program Document for further clarification.


ACCP Professional Level III

ACCP renewal by points without re-examination is permitted at the first 5-year interval after initial certification (or recertification) by examination. Renewal by examination is required 10-years after examination unless otherwise noted below. Renewal by examination may be done in lieu of renewal by points.

For renewal of your current ACCP Professional Level III certifications at the 5-year interval you will use the 25-point renewal system that is shown in the ASNT NDT Program Renewal Requirements document. The ACCP Level III renewal by points application is at ACCP Level III 5-Year Renewal Application (pdf).

Renewal by examination at the 10-year interval will require successful completion of an abbreviated written examination as detailed in the ASNT NDT Program Renewal Requirements document. The ACCP Level III renewal by examination application is at ACCP Level III 10-Year Recertification by Examination Application (pdf).

If you initially received ACCP certification based on holding third-party NDT certification (CGSB, JSNDI, EN-473, etc) from another approved certification body, submit Renewal Application for 3rd-Party Certificate Holders (pdf).


ACCP Level II

ACCP renewal by points without re-examination is permitted at the first 5-year interval after initial certification (or recertification) by examination. Renewal by examination is required 10-years after examination unless otherwise noted below. Renewal by examination may be done in lieu of renewal by points.

Level II certifications at the 5-year interval you will use the 25-point renewal system requirements shown on page 2 of the renewal/recertification document in the ASNT NDT Program Renewal Requirements document. The ACCP Level II renewal by points application is at Renewal Application for Examined Level IIs (pdf).

Renewal of your ACCP Level II certifications at the 10-year interval will require successful completion of abbreviated Practical examinations as detailed in the ASNT NDT Program Renewal Requirements document. The ACCP Level II renewal by examination application is at ACCP Level II Recertification By Examination Application (pdf).

If you initially received ACCP certification based on holding third-party NDT certification (CGSB, JSNDI, EN-473, etc) from another approved certification body, submit Renewal Application for 3rd-Party Certificate Holders (pdf).

If you initially received ACCP certification based on AWS CWI & SCWI Certification, submit Renewal Application for CWI Certificate Holders (pdf).


ASNT NDT Level II

The period of certificate validity for all ASNT NDT Level II certificates is 60 months from the date of issue, with certification ending on the last day of the expiration month shown on the wallet card and certificate. ASNT NDT Level II personnel may renew in two ways, by points (without re-examination) or by re-examination. Details of these processes are shown below.

To recertify by application ("Points") a certificate holder:

  • Must submit the appropriate ASNT Renewal application and fees;
  • Must reaffirm the ASNT Level II Code of Ethics;
  • Shall affirm continued active employment in Level II functions as related to the NDT Method(s) for which renewal is sought as noted below:
    • Such employment must have covered at least 36 months during the current valid Certification period but not necessarily 36 consecutive months. There shall be no break greater than 12 consecutive months.
    • At least 12 of the 24 months immediately preceding the expiration of the Certification must have been spent in Level II functions.
  • Documentation of continued NDT involvement during the current five-year period of certification by submitting a minimum of 12 points in one or more of the activities listed in Table 1.

Personnel wishing to recertify by examination must fill out a new ASNT NDT Level II examination application in the same manner as was done for initial certification. The new expiration date for personnel that recertify by examination within 6 months of their current expiration date will be 5 years from their current expiration date. Personnel that recertify by examination more than 6 months prior to their current expiration date will receive new expiration dates 5 years from their date of successful re-examination.


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