ANSI/ASNT CP, ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of regarding various provisions of CP and the responses from the ASNT Standard. ASNT Standard for Qualification and. Certification of NDE Personnel. (ANSI/ ASNT CP). Since SNT-TC-1A is a “recommended practice” or a set of. ASNT obtained ANSI accreditation to process this document through a consensus balloting process that would recognize ASNT CP as a.

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Learn about the differences between Codes, regulatory requirements, standards, specifications and recommended practices that are used in all aspects of construction, fabrication, manufacturing and inspection.

Product Number Reaffirmation. North Florida – Section Product Number Edition.

Standard CP and related materials

An age-old phrase of justification is that of “continued satisfactory performance” but what does this mean? This is reflected throughout the 2 documents by the choice of verbs used So basically there’s no requirement from ASNT to use one system over the other because that decision is up to the contractor to make and the subcontractor to follow As to where it is used, well that is dictated by client and contract specifications I would guess, but most anxi boiler and pressure vessel type fabrications!

Plumstead, Vice Chair George C. Although both routes to certification have attributes and detriments they do ensure adequate coverage of all industrial needs with flexible options to address specific requirements. Again this is not a comprehensive list of the differences, but simply the “major” fundamental differences in the concepts Again it must be approved by the Level III.


The CP outlines five levels of certification rather than three. Employers may simultaneously put both programs in place within their businesses.

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When a company decides to follow CPthey must accept all the requirements of that standard, with little or no adjustment or leeway and the relevant training requirements! Of course, the most fundamental difference to remember is that CP is a standard that details minimum requirements, while SNT-TC-1A is a set of recommendations for an employer-based program. Both exist as parallel programs available for a contractor to specify and a sub contractor to adopt.

Another difference is in the visual acuity exams: The PdM certification and all of either have very few references and information for this certification.

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Not all code or standards require certification but how else do you assess the competence of test personnel? This certification meets the requirements for the basic and method specific examination, leaving only the practical examination to be administered by the employer.

However, CP requires a certification procedure rather than a written practice.

A brief list of some of the major differences below: For an individual to become certified in multiple test methods, each method must be represented by method-specific training, experience and examinations. In that case it is a contractual obligation.


Rochester – Section Qualification and certification of NDE personnel is a function of training, experience and examination and is based on the technology asng test method. Powered by mwForum 2. By Date Thanks for your response.

Astn first edition of SNT-TC-1A was published inand it provided the general format for the development of almost all other NDT certification standards in use today.

Responses to a collection of inquiries regarding various provisions of Recommended Practice No.

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Through ASNT committees, we facilitate top NDT experts and business professionals in developing and defining personnel qualifications that support industries and governments needs worldwide. Levels of qualification – There are 5 levels of qualification instead of 3 the additional 2 being “Instructor” and “Trainee”.

Nebraska – Section CP uses “shall ” throughout to emphasize a mandatory requirement”, whereas SNT – TC – lA uses the verb ” should” to emphasize a recommendation” Product Number Edition Responses to a collection of inquiries regarding various provisions of Recommended Practice No. I concur Al, Here’s an interesting synopsis covering both the guidelines and the standard: