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George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Recognition

The George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Recognition recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of professionalism of ASNT's programs for the qualification and certification of personnel for NDT.


Nominees for the recognition must:

  • Be long-time members of the Society (minimum of 15 years)
  • Have maintained an ASNT NDT Level III certification at least 10 years
  • Have membership on the ASNT Certification Management Council, including PTCC, NCB, LPC, etc., for at least six (6) years and served as a chairman of an examination method for at least three (3) years

Once a candidate has met the above eligibility requirements, they will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Involvement in the development of personnel qualification and certification program documents, innovations, and/or enhancements
  • Have examination supervisor or proctor roles including at least one international assignment
  • Have service as a member of an ISO committee, task group, or document development group in certification


The nomination shall be in the form of a letter setting forth the reason the candidate should receive the recognition and list specific examples of how they meet the eligibility requirements listed above.

Click Here to Submit Your Nomination Online

Award Timeline

Nomination deadline: 31 March

For any questions regarding the award process or timeline, please contact ASNT’s Program Specialist at

Form of Award

Framed award
George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Recognition Winners Mike Ruddy and Marvin Trimm

2022 Recipients

Congratulations to Michael Ruddy and Marvin Trimm for receiving the 2022 George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Recognition. 

Past Recipeints

Past Recipients

View the full list of past recipients.