ASNT Strategic Plan: Goal 4

Lead the world in harmonization of NDT certification.

1. Increase global engagement to harmonize ASNT’s body of knowledge and provide access to targeted areas of the NDT profession.

2. Make strategic association, including memoranda of understanding (MOUs), with targeted global NDT organizations.

3. Bring the ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) into International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compliance along with ANSI/ASNT CP-106.

A.
ASNT Standards Development Committee (SDC) should determine status and direction.
B.
Revamp the ACCP, as necessary, with new samples, questions, and procedures.
C.
Create associated certification schemes that work alongside the ACCP and allow it to apply to additional programs.

4. Increase access to ASNT certification programs.

A.
Incorporate electronic application and record keeping.
B.
Provide computerized testing worldwide.
C.
Increase number of Authorized Exam Centers worldwide.

5. Join, support, and increase participation in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) programs and other standards.

A.
Revitalize the SDC and technical advisory groups.
B.
Establish working relationships with ISO/TC 135 methods TAGs.
C.
Introduce TAG method committees within ASNT.

6. Establish an international group within ASNT to facilitate, develop, and implement personnel qualification.

A.
Determine the wants and needs of the international community with regard to personnel certification and use those to define the group’s objectives.
B.
Develop a system for convenient and accessible delivery of personnel certification to international members.
  1. Brick and mortar classroom
  2. Computerized testing
  3. Alliances with other organizations
C.
Reorganize Society councils, as necessary, to meet objectives

7. Develop partnerships with NDT educational institutions, including colleges, universities, technical schools, public and private training institutes, and high schools for worldwide training and certification.

A.
Approach education departments to develop a paradigm and program to qualify existing and new NDT education and training providers.
B.
Update and prioritize a list of educational institutions to begin work on this development.
C.
Create and maintain a database of NDT education and training institutes worldwide.

8. Establish a program comparison initiative with other certification organizations.

A.
Identify and engage with target organizations to compare programs.
B.
Achieve agreement between ASNT and other organizations to establish MOUs or other legal agreements.
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As an organization, the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) is committed to carrying out its mission to create a safer world by promoting the profession and technologies of nondestructive testing.

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