Employer-Based Certification

Audit Program

The ASNT Employer-Based Certification (EBC) Program was designed to provide the NDT industry with a registry program that ensures NDT service providers and inspection agencies meet the minimum compliance with either SNT-TC-1A or CP-189 through the employer’s Written Practice.

How does the process work?

EBC Flow

* Applicants may request an onsite audit; however, these will be subject to additional fees to cover travel costs.

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For any questions on the EBC program, email ebc@asnt.org.

Benefits of Accreditation

EBC 1Competitive advantage – differentiate between those capable of implementing and maintaining an effective employer-based certification program as opposed to those that cannot.

EBC 2Recognition – by the association that developed SNT-TC-1A and ANSI/ASNT CP-189, confirming NDT service providers or inspection agencies comply with either SNT-TC-1A or CP-189 through their company Written Practice.

EBC 3Standardization – NDT certification assessments are taking place at companies with varying levels of oversight by many different companies, creating inconsistencies.Having a program managed by industry through ASNT provides the opportunity to share information for the betterment of the industry to tackle the challenges faced individually by companies and working collectively to standardize these challenges. Everyone faces the same challenges, why work on these issues individually?

EBC 4Cost reductions – What happens when industry is involved as a collective working together through ASNT, accepting the EBC Accreditation? The potential reductions of site visits from customers, who are specifically there to review NDT personnel certification programs. A reduction in site visits, allows for the resource and time (preparation, assessment, addressing outstanding items, etc.) to be redirected within the company.