Continuing Education

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

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

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

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.

Registration for Testing and Workshops Available

Professionals that are ready for practical testing, recertification or retesting can schedule their assessment through NAIT. Workshops are available to help you prepare for your exam.

NDT Testing Centre

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Workshops

The Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) workshops offered by NAIT’s NDT Training and Testing Centre provide an opportunity for you to practice, polish and review required skills in a variety of NDT methods, prior to scheduling testing at NAIT’s approved exam centre.

NAIT offers both full and half-day workshops.

Applicants who wish to attend a workshop are responsible for meeting the requirements noted in the workshop descriptions, prior to booking.

Applicants who intend to book a follow-up test, recertification or retest, and who intend to apply for Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) NDT certification are responsible for verifying their eligibility with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).
 
NRCan manages Canada’s nation-wide program for the certification of individuals performing non-destructive testing.  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.

Half Day - 4 hours Full Day - 8 Hours
NDTC321 Liquid Penetrant Inspection Level II  
NDTC421 Magnetic Particle Inspection Level II NDTC422 Magnetic Particle Inspection Level II
NDTC511 Ultrasonic Inspection Level I NDTC512 Ultrasonic Inspection Level I
NDTC521 Ultrasonic Inspection Level II NDTC522 Ultrasonic Inspection Level II
NDTC611 Radiography Inspection Level I  
NDTC621 Radiography Inspection Level II NDTC622 Radiography Inspection Level II

For further information on registering for Non-Destructive Testing Workshops, visit our NDT Workshop and Exam Registration page.

NAIT NDT Testing - Approved Exam Centre

NAIT’s NDT Training and Testing Centre is a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) approved exam centre.

Candidates who are ready for practical testing, recertification or require retesting can schedule through NAIT and be assessed in a fully accredited testing centre.

NAIT administers testing in a variety of methods and at various levels.

For further information on registering for Non-Destructive Testing Workshops, visit our NDT Workshop and Exam Registration page.

Applicants who schedule a test, recertification or retest, and who intend to apply for Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) non-destructive testing (NDT) certification, are responsible for verifying their eligibility with NRCan. 

NRCan manages Canada’s nation-wide program for the certification of individuals performing non-destructive testing.  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.

Practical Tests

Half Day - 4 Hours Full Day - 8 Hours

NDTC323 Liquid Penetrant Inspection Level II

 

 

NDTC424 Magnetic Particle Inspection Level II
 

NDTC514 Ultrasonic Inspection Level I

 

NDTC524 Ultrasonic Inspection Level II

 

NDTC529 Ultrasonic Inspection Level II -DIRECT

NDTC613 Radiography Inspection Level I  
  NDTC624 Radiography Inspection Level II

Retests

Half Day - 4 Hours Full Day - 8 Hours

NDTC325 Liquid Penetrant Inspection Level II

 

NDTC425 Magnetic Particle Inspection Level II

NDTC426 Magnetic Particle Inspection Level II
NDTC515 Ultrasonic Inspection Level I

NDTC516 Ultrasonic Inspection Level I

NDTC525 Ultrasonic Inspection Level II

NDTC526 Ultrasonic Inspection Level II

NDTC615 Radiography Inspection Level I

NDTC616 Radiography Inspection Level I

NDTC625 Radiography Inspection Level II NDTC626 Radiography Inspection Level II

Recertification

Half Day - 4 Hours Full Day - 8 Hours

NDTC327 Liquid Penetrant Inspection Level II

 

NDTC427 Magnetic Particle Inspection Level II

 
NDTC517 Ultrasonic Inspection Level I

 

NDTC527 Ultrasonic Inspection Level II

NDTC528 Ultrasonic Inspection Level II

NDTC617 Radiography Inspection Level I

 

NDTC627 Radiography Inspection Level II NDTC628 Radiography Inspection Level II

NDT Certification

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.

Career Opportunities

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. 

Rope Access Training & Certification

NAIT’s industry partner, Pacific Ropes, offers Rope Access training and certification. Complimentary to NAIT’s NDT courses, this training is a key safety component required to work in the field of Non-Destructive testing.

To learn more about Rope Access training and how to register, please complete the form below.


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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: http://ndt.nrcan.gc.ca

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