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March 2023
Welcome to a new month of The NDT Technician newsletter, a roundup of the latest news and resources especially curated for the nondestructive testing (NDT) inspector. Have a suggestion or feedback? Contact the editor, Jill Ross, at  
Visual Testing is the foundation of nondestructive testing.
Learn more about ASNT 9712.
NDT Method Overview: 
Visual Testing
More than just "looking" at a test piece, visual testing could be called the foundation of nondestructive testing (NDT). This blog post provides an introduction to this often-misunderstood NDT method. 
[read: 5 min]
Questions about ASNT 9712? Learn More Here!
In this podcast, ASNT staff cover some common questions that current and prospective ASNT certificate holders may have about the introduction of ASNT 9712, including how it differs from the current ASNT Central Certification Program as well as ASNT NDT Level III certification. 
[listen: 20 min]
Take a deep dive into the requirements of SNT-TC-1A.
Maintain Ethics and Integrity in NDT
10 Key “Shalls” of 
Because SNT-TC-1A is a "recommended practice," there is often confusion in how it is implemented. In the recent ASNT webinar "Interpreting the SHALLS of ASNT Recommended Practice 
SNT-TC-1A," Antionette "Toni" Bailey takes a deep dive into the requirements in SNT-TC-1A to help Level IIIs develop their companies' written practices.
[watch: 52 min]
Maintaining Ethics and Integrity While Satisfying Production and Aerospace Prime Requirements
Originally published in Materials Evaluation, this quarterly column on NDT Ethics focuses on women in NDT. The column highlights ethical practices (instead of focusing on nonethical practices) regarding maintaining ethics and integrity while satisfying production and aerospace prime requirements. [read: 5 min]
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Apply to ASNT RISE.
Call for ASNT Awards and Honors Nominations.
Accepting Applications 
for ASNT's Leadership Development Program
Are you just starting your career in nondestructive testing (NDT)? Do you have a passion for shaping the future of NDT and ASNT? If so, ASNT RISE is the perfect opportunity for you! ASNT RISE aims to nurture promising NDT leaders by developing professional skills and boosting creative confidence, all while gaining access to valuable tools, visibility, and networking opportunities essential for making an impact in the wider NDT community.
Nominations Open for
ASNT's Awards and Honors Program
The ASNT Awards and Honors program is the NDT industry’s most comprehensive recognition program. For more than 80 years, ASNT has recognized individuals for their contributions in advancing the NDT profession. 
ASNT is now accepting nominations for 16 awards and honors. The deadline is 31 March 2023. Don't miss this chance to nominate a worthy recipient!
QA Quips by Eddie Pompa
QA Quips. The NDT Technician.
Sign up for introduction to NDT course with ASNT NDT Classroom.
Comprehensive Introductory NDT Course for Beginners
Do you know someone who is interested in starting a career in NDT? This course, instructed by renowned industry expert Chuck Hellier, provides an overview of the most frequently used NDT methods, including their benefits and limitations. It is highly recommended for anyone who seeks a general understanding of the NDT industry, wishes to explore whether NDT is a suitable career path, or wants to gain fundamental knowledge of NDT technology. This course is especially advantageous for managers, engineers, auditors, supervisors, and other professionals who will not be directly involved in conducting NDT examinations.
Vote for ASNT Director at Large Candidates
ASNT has partnered with Intelliscan Inc. to conduct the 2023 Board of Directors elections. Beginning 15 March 2023, all eligible voting members of the Society should have received an email from Intelliscan Inc. with instructions and a link to vote online. The voting period will remain open until 11:59 p.m. eastern time on 
15 April 2023. Visit for more information.
Time for a Change?
Create job alerts to receive notifications for positions that match your criteria—straight to your inbox—at ASNT’s Career Center.
Read Past Issues Online
Did you know that you can access (and download) past issues of TNT online, even the email newsletters? 
Hey, Cool Pic!
Are you out in the field performing NDT? Do you take awesome photos? Materials Evaluation is currently accepting submissions for its Snapshots page. Submit your high-res photo to for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue!
People Watch
Are you an ASNT member who's recently been promoted, started a new position, or achieved a milestone in your career? Submit your achievements to to be featured in Materials Evaluation’s People Watch section.
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