Continuing Education

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)


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Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Non-Destructive Testing (also referred to as Non-Destructive Evaluation - NDE) is the process through which materials and systems are evaluated without causing damage to the item being tested. Inspections and testing processes directly affect the safety of others and the environment in which we live and work. With desire for heightened safety and environmental awareness, the demand for NDT and its technology continue to grow.

Technicians must remain up to date in all technologies and methodologies. You will be expected to continue training and recertifying your credentials throughout your career.

NAIT's NDT CGSB (Canadian General Standards Board) approved programming offers a full spectrum of courses, course bundles, and workshops to help you begin and grow within your chosen career.

NAIT is recognized by NRCan (Natural Resources Canada) as a Recognized Training Organization (RTO) and Authorized Examination Centre (AEC) NAIT's NDT Test Centre provides up to date equipment on which to practice and test.

Allow NAIT to work with you to build your knowledge and abilities and to assist you in advancing your Non-Destructive Testing Career.

Allow us to prepare you for your NDT certification in accordance with the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) requirements. 

The Non Destructive Testing (NDT) courses offered by NAIT's NDT Training and Test Centre prepare you to obtain your NDT certification in accordance with Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) requirements. The courses provide the classroom training you require for certification. You must also meet CGSB requirements for practical work experience.

Applicants who intend to apply for CGSB NDT certification are responsible for verifying their own eligibility with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). NRCan manages Canada's nation-wide program for the certification of individuals performing non-destructive testing (NDT). The NDT Certifying Agency of NRCan is an independent body that certifies individuals according to the National Standard of Canada, CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014 "Qualification and Certification of Non-Destructive Testing Personnel."

For further information on your eligibility, contact NRCan:

Entrance Requirements

Materials and Processes Prerequisite

Prior to taking any NDT training courses, you must complete the 40-hour MATE650 course or provide evidence acceptable to NAIT that you have successfully passed a Materials & Processes examination administered by an NDT Recognized Training Organization (RTO).

Math Prerequisite 

Prior to taking any NDT training courses all students will be required to either successfully complete the NAIT math skills test or provide evidence acceptable to NAIT that you have successfully passed a math examination administered by an NDTCB Recognized Training Organization (RTO).

For complete information about overall prerequisites as stipulated by Natural Resources Canada, contact the NDT Certifying Agency of NRCan:

If you achieve NDT certification, you will find opportunities with NDT/NDE firms working in quality assurance or quality control positions. You could be inspecting parts and materials in aerospace, ground transportation, pipelines, chemical and power plants, bridges, roadways, and many other industrial job sites or fabrication shops. 

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