ASNT NDT Level III Recertification Requirements

ASNT NDT Certificate holders are permitted to renew by points at five year intervals unless recertification by examination is required by another third party or if you cannot document the required 25 points:

Renewal by Application

Requirement 1

Submission of 25 Points. The Points systems documents the candidates effort to keep up-to-date, contribute to knowledge, or maintain continued growth in the Method(s) for which the individual is certified, or to expand knowledge in related technologies must be shown by obtaining a minimum of twenty-five (25) points during the five (5) year period of certification through engaging in NDT-related activities.

Requirement 2

Continued active employment in Level III, performing functions as related to the method(s) for which renewal is sought. Such employment must have covered at least 36 months during the valid certification period, but not necessarily 36 consecutive months. At least 12 of the 24 months immediately preceding the expiration of the certification must have been spent in Level III functions.

Requirement 3

ASNT requires a current copy of your signature on file.

Other Important Information

Equalizing your Certifications - This permits you to renew any (or all) of your ASNT NDT Level III certificates when your earliest certificate expires. You pay one $210 Application Fee and one Method Fee per Method. All equalized certificates will then have the same expiration date.

Application Due Date - ASNT certificates expire on the last day of the month listed on the certificate. Renewal applications must be received by ASNT with payment no earlier than 6 months and no later than 2 months prior to the expiration date shown for each method. If equalizing methods with different expiration dates, the application must be received 6 to 2 months prior to the expiration date of the earliest expiring method.

Example 1: An application to renew MT and PT Level III certifications both expiring in July 2017 must be received between January 31, 2017 and May 31, 2017, which are 6 and 2 months prior to July 31, 2017, respectively.

Example 2: An application to renew and equalize an RT certification expiring October 2017 and a UT certification expiring February 2018 must be received between April 30, 2017 and August 31, 2017, which are 6 and 2 months prior to the earliest expiration date of October 31, 2017.

***If the application review determines that additional documentation is required, it MUST be received prior to the candidate's expiration date or the certification will expire.***

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Renewal by Examination

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.

Requirement 1

ASNT requires a current copy of your signature on file.

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