Industry Sector Qualification (ISQ)

For The Oil And Gas Sector

The Industry Sector Qualification – Oil & Gas (ISQ-O&G) program is an advanced practical qualification exam without the full program cost. The purpose of the ISQ program is to provide the oil and gas industry with nondestructive testing (NDT) personnel who have demonstrated competency in practical application of a specific technique through hands-on performance demonstration qualification examinations.

The ISQ program:

  • standardizes performance demonstration initiative testing of NDT technicians
  • alleviates the burden of owner/operators from providing their own NDT performance demonstration program
  • provides a program for owner/operators that do not have their own NDT performance demonstration program
  • provides global availability
  • establishes an industry recognized program for the oil and gas sector while minimizing the impact of cost and redundant testing of NDT technicians

Once your application is approved, you can choose to take your exam at a location most convenient for you.  For a current list of locations and links to their exam dates click on Exam Delivery below (New locations and available dates will be added as they are approved.)

*While ASNT has implemented this qualification with the support of major Oil & Gas companies, the program will continue strive to meet the standards of all participating owner/operator representatives, and to achieve universal industry adoption.


About the ISQ Program

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Industry Feedback

  • ISQ Industry Feedback and Gap Analysis – This industry feedback gap analysis highlights observations and recommendations based on statistical data from all exams given since the exam rollout in 2019