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Eligibility Criteria, Fee Details for NDT Level 1, 2 training courses in India

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Eligibility, Minimum Qualifications, Experience required for NDT Level I, II training Courses. as per ASNT SNT TC 1A. Fee details for Online, Offline certifications.

NDT Training Eligibility for Level I, II Courses

Before enrolling for NDT courses, meeting specific eligibility criteria is mandatory. Till completion of certification, individual is called as ‘trainees’. As per certification scheme, trainee must possess minimum educational qualifications, relevant experience as prerequisites. Basic qualifications, course fees are determined based on scheme. For example, SNT TC 1A, ISO9712 or NAS410 are different schemes in NDT.  Based on eligibility, select the method and level of certification.

For a detailed overview of NDT course eligibility, fee details refer to the below section. Know about both NDT Level I and II training. Course fee changes based on method and level of certification. Candidates have option to choose method wise fee, for example, Ultrasonic or DPT testing or package fee. For best discounted fee offers, we recommend to choose four or more methods. Institute offers, flexibility to attend courses either in online (can be attended from anywhere) or offline (physical) mode in Bangalore, India. 

Feel free to contact us. Wherever you are, send a ‘text’ message or ‘call’ on WhatsApp. Now, we are available live chat online to answer your queries. Check reviews online about the training. Choose a schedule from NDT course calendar and register today.

NDT Training Eligibility, Fee Details for NDT Level 2 Courses

An NDT Level II Training Participant
Course fee details for NDT Level I, II courses is based on method, level, certification scheme and mode of learning. Online and offline level I, Level II training schedules are available on 
Certification schemes: ASNT SNT TC 1A and ISO9712 Courses (click to check this scheme)
Fee may vary as per mode of training e.g online, offline. Our Course fee starts at Rs.4500/- (Indians) for MPI or DPT testing level1. We worked out Fee structure for our courses to be quite affordable in India. Choosing 4 or more courses will get special discounted fee as low as Rs.18000/- for Level1 for four methods. GST extra. Offline course fee includes exam fee, study notes, lunch and refreshments. Now pay course fee online through payment gateway.
We offer best affordable fee structure in India even for foreign nationals from African Countries and Middle East. Quality of the training? We need not say much about it, as nationals from over 42 countries expressed in their reviews online about Trinity NDT. With over 1000+ online course reviews we are the highly rated institute for NDT & Welding Inspector courses in India.

Certification Levels in NDT Training

Whatever may the certification scheme, there are 3 basic levels of certification based on qualification of the individual;

  • Level I: One who do not have other than high school education
  • Level II: +2, diploma or graduate in engineering or science
  • Level III: Level II + 4 years of experience
Also Level I limited certification for inspectors performing only specific NDT tasks such as Ultrasonic thickness testing or Radiography film interpretation.
NDT Level I inspector calibrate the equipment, perform the test, but may not have skills to evaluate indications. He normally reports to a company Level 2 or Level 3. This is the easiest level.
Level 2 inspectors can do all activities of Level I. In addition, capable to interpret and evaluate the test results. Good knowledge about codes, standards and specifications. Compared to Level 3, it is easy level. 
NDT Level 3 can do all functions of level 2. In addition, capable to select right method, technique, acceptance criteria. He also trains and conducts examinations for certification. Of all the levels this is toughest. Candidates with science or engineering, relevant NDT experience can easily complete this level. We recommend to attempt, only after gaining 4 years experience after Level 2.

Are You Looking for Cheapest NDT Course Fee? Check these 7 points

India is overwhelmed with institutes that offer courses with ‘cheapest and the best fee’. Here are the 7 key points to consider before you choose right institute for NDT Level 2 training:

  1. When it comes to training course fees, it’s similar to any other commodity or service you invest in daily. The fee you pay should align with the quality you receive. Comparing fees alone without considering quality can be misleading.

  2. Before enrolling, it’s essential to assess the credibility of the training center. Remember, it’s not just about certification; your real takeaway that really matters. Ensure the institute offers both classroom and practical hands-on exposure. We recommend checking reviews in google online.

  3. Do the institute has testing facility with adequate equipment. Prefer the companies that offer training along with services like Trinity NDT. Companies will normally are equipped with latest equipment. Facility for almost every technique in each method. For example, for  Ultrasonic testing Level II training, check if the institute has practical facility. Weld, plate specimen for normal, angle, dual beam techniques. Like wise, for magnetic particle level II training, portable yoke type, fluorescent, bench type equipment using headshot, central conductor and coil techniques. Trinity NDT Labs in India have the best infrastructure. Every technique is open for practice. This is possible as the company also offers inspection services to over 1500+ customers. NABL accredited labs. Practical workshops at our NADCAP aerospace accredited facility.

  4. Do they have sufficient samples for practical training, like, castings, forgings, plates and welds? Are the samples real or artificially produced? Real defective sample are better than artificially produced defective samples.

  5. As one wise individual once said, ‘We are not rich enough to buy cheap products.’ Opting for a low-cost institute may result in subpar training. Consequences may be felt from day one when you are on the job. Ability to perform NDT tasks, from calibration to report preparation, is the true measure of your training’s worth. If you’re capable, then the training cost is justified;

  6. Make right choice from the beginning while selecting the best institute. Look for institutions with well-equipped practical workshops and labs, where pricing is reasonable. The investment in quality training can be easily regained through your future earnings. Do not fall prey to free training offer that may indirectly be expensive.

  7. To build career, be a passionate learner. Choose the center where the trainers are highly experienced and passionate. We are India’s top institute for NDT, Welding Inspection courses. Know about trainers. International Institute of Welding – IIW certified ‘International Welding Engineers (IWE)’. ASNT Level III from the American Society for Nondestructive testing. Training at our aerospace NDT testing labs in Peenya Industrial Area, Bangalore, India. 

Factors Affecting Fee & Quality

The cost, quality of NDT training courses are influenced by several key factors. Some are:

  • Certification scheme. SNT TC 1A or ISO9712, can significantly impact the quality of training.
  • The qualifications and experience of the trainers, especially their NDT Level 3 experience. Is he having good experience with manufacturing companies? or he may be just a trainer with no relevant field experience.
  • Classroom facilities. Duration of practical training sessions.
  • The availability, condition of NDT equipment. 
  • Ratio of equipment to trainees. Without adequate number of equipment, trainees can not learn skills.
  • Reputation, its track record in job placement support are essential factors in making an informed decision.

Therefore, it’s vital to remember that making a decision based solely on the course fee is inadequate. Opting for the cheapest institute may not be the wisest choice. We strongly recommend evaluating each of these factors before enrolling in any NDT training program

While it’s natural to seek cost-effective options, it’s essential to acknowledge that ‘Quality always comes with a little cost.’ Make the right choice from the beginning by selecting the best institute for your NDT training needs.

After each course, the institute has to conduct examinations for NDT Level I, II certification in a professional manner. It is necessary to check the process being adapted by the institute to the check the quality of assessments.

Choosing Right NDT training Center is Easy

If you have not selected the right training center you will realize after completion of training. It is easy to know the quality of an institute online.
First, check reviews of the institute online. Secondly, make a physical visit to the center and evaluate. These simple checks can save you from choosing wrong place. Some institutes even engaging paid professionals to post reviews at social media. We advice not to trust. To build good career in NDT, certification plays a major role. You can visit the institute and interact with the officials and collect feedback.
Institutes may offer free programs. Nothing in this world is free. Ultimately it is the value it carries determines cost. If it is free it might be tied up with something behind that might be costing more than you think. Training has associated costs. If something is free, it means you are the product or service is for their marketing. Choose right institute with good infrastructure, experienced trainers and support for better future. Check Trinity NDT Reviews on Youtube.


What is the Minimum Qualification for NDT?

The trainee shall meet the eligibility criteria as described in Written Practice(WP) framed to the requirements of SNT TC 1A. Individuals for certification in NDT shall have basic educational qualifications, training and experience.

Documented evidence for educational qualifications and experience obtained can be used by the employer to qualify individual/s to Level 1 or 2.  Prior to training, employer with the help of NDT Level 3 should establish a written practice for qualification and certification of NDT personnel.

Eligibility for NDT Level I Certification:

  • Plus 2, Intermediate, Diploma, B.E/B.Tech, B.Sc (or)
  • High School SSC

Eligibility for NDT Level II Certification:

  • Diploma, degree in Engineering or science, or
  • High School SSC with NDT Level I

In addition, shall meet experience and vision acuity. Check below tables in this page for details.

A trainee is qualified directly to NDT Level II with no time as NDT Level 1. Provided the recommended training, experience consists of the sum of the hours for Level I + II.

Each course has right blend of class room theory, hands-on practice at Trinity NDT – Aerospace NDT labs


100% Job Guarantee NDT Course. A myth?

Another easy way to fall prey is 100% job guarantee or  100% job assistance, NDT courses. Let us look at actual perspective. Employers
selection is NOT based on your NDT certification alone. Much above that interpersonal skills, team work, language skills and IQ of the trainee. An institute cannot guarantee a job without considering the above.
No organization can guarantee a job for you without specifying the employer name, pay scale, facilities, job responsibilities, location
of employment. Be aware of and check before your take the admission.
Getting into an NDT job is quite easy provided if you have sound knowledge, practical skills and good inter personnel skills. For this
you need to select the best place and right ASNT Level III trainer.


100% Placement Assistance for NDT Level II certified inspectors

After course completion, we provide placement assistance. Needy NDT Level II inspectors, can contact us. 

Placement services have below options,

1. Recruiting for internal vacancies at our NDT service labs. Forward us your resume. HR department calls for interview if suitable. Email your resume.

2. We serve over 1500+ customers. Also we help our customers in recruiting for QA/QC, NDT vacancies. We post details at careers webpage. Candidates can apply on email. No placement fee. Service is free for both employers and employees.

If the candidates have right knowledge, skills, getting into job is easy. Institute focuses on quality of training. Helping for 100% placement of Level 2 certified inspectors.

NDT & QA, QC are good courses for Mechanical Engineers

Practicals at NDT Level 2 training in Azerbaijan Russia
Practicals at NDT Level 2 training in Azerbaijan Russia
NDT courses are invaluable short term courses for mechanical engineers. Courses are preferred for steep career growth in Quality Control QA QC functions. These courses are especially considered for Mechanical Engineers, Metallurgical Engineers, civil engineers, electrical engineering graduates. Find more about why nondestructive testing courses are the best courses for mechanical engineers.

For certification minimum education, training and experience is needed. Candidates with Diploma in Engineering or Graduate BE B.Tech in Engineering (mechanical engineering, metallurgy, civil or any engineering) or B.Sc. Even Science graduates or Plus 2 / intermediate with Maths, science are eligible for NDT training.


Training Schedules, Online Registration Procedure

If you meet the eligible criteria, check upcoming training schedule. Find online and offline NDT calendar. We limit each training to a maximum of 15 candidates per course. 
Procedure for NDT, welding courses registration:
#2 Fill the details
#3 Attach, documents
#4 Attach, Photograph
#5 Pay Course fee
#6 Submit on email
#7 Inform on Whats App

NDT Training Duration, Experience for Certification

Ultrasonic Testing(UT) Level I, II

 RequirementUT Level IUT Level II
Training Duration (Hours)40 hours (5 days)40 Hours (5 days)
Experience (Hours)210 Hours630 Hours

Magnetic Particle Testing(MPT) Level I, II

 RequirementMPT Level IMPT Level II
Training Duration12 Hours (2 days)08 Hours (2 days)
Experience 70 Hours210 Hours

Liquid Penetrant testing(DPT) Level I, II

 RequirementDPT Level IDPT Level II
Training Duration12 Hours (2 days)08 Hours (2 days)
Experience70 Hours210 Hours

Radiography Testing (RT) Level I, II

 RequirementRT Level IRT Level II
Training Duration40 Hours (5 days)40 Hours (5 days)
Experience (Hours)210 Hours630 Hours

Eddy Current Testing (ET) Level I, II

 RequirementET Level IET Level II
Training Duration40 Hours (5 days)40 Hours (5 days)
Experience210 Hours630 Hours

Visual Testing (VT) Level I, II

 RequirementVT Level IVT Level II
Training Duration08 Hours (2 days)16 Hours (3 days)
Experience70 Hours140 Hours

Radiography Film Interpretation (RTFI) Level II Limited Certification

 RequirementRTFI Level II
(Non Radiographers)
(With Radiography Level I Background)
Training Duration40 Hours (5 days)24 Hours (3 days)
Experience220 Hours220 Hours

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauging (UTG) Level II Limited

 Requirement Digital Thickness Measurement
(numeric output only)
A- Scan Thickness Measurement
Training Duration 08 Hours (2 days) 24 Hours (3 days)
Experience 40 Hours 175 Hours

Important Notes

  • An NDT trainee may be qualified directly to Level 2 with no time as Level 1, the training and experience requirements consists of the sum of the hours for Level I and II as specified above.
  • While fulfilling total experience requirement, experience may be gained in more than one NDT method, however the minimum hours must be meet for each method to be eligible for the courses.
  • In addition, the candidate must meet the following other eligibility criteria as per the written practice.


Eye Fitness Test - Near Vision & Color Vision Acuity

Eye Fitness Test for NDT Vision Acuity
Eye Fitness Test for NDT Vision Acuity
In order to qualify for NDT courses at levels I, II, and III, candidates are required to meet specific criteria, which extend beyond educational and experiential prerequisites. These criteria encompass eyesight requirements, encompassing both near vision and color vision.

As per ASNT SNT TC 1A 2020 recommended practice, eye fitness is an essential requirement for any level of NDT certification. Detailed instructions regarding the eye fitness test can be found within the document format.

For a quick reference to the eye fitness requirements, you can find excerpts and specific details within this section.

The eye fitness test must be conducted by a registered ophthalmologist or an ASNT Level 3 professional holding a valid ASNT certification at the time of the eye examination. The document must bear a valid stamp, providing details of the professional’s qualification and the date of the eye examination.

Prior to admission, trainees must submit an Eye Fitness document in the prescribed format, confirming their compliance with these eye fitness requirements.



Near Vision Tests

He/she shall ensure natural or corrected near-distance acuity in at least one eye such that the applicant is capable of reading a minimum of Jaeger Number 1 or equivalent type and size letter. The distance designated on the chart is not less than 12 inches (30.5 cm) on a standard Jaeger test chart’. 

Optionally, the ability to perceive an Ortho-Rater minimum of 8 or similar test pattern is also acceptable. Near vision tests should be administered once in a year throughout his/her certification duration.

Falling short of time to go to nearest eye clinic or could not get appointment of Opthalmologist? Trinity NDT provides assistance for Eye fitness certification. For more details, contact Training Coordinator on whats app now.


Color Vision Tests


Color vision test should demonstrate the capability of distinguishing and differentiating contrast among colors. For this purpose, charts such as Ishihara Charts or shades of gray used in the method or as determined by the employer. 

Color vision test for NDT inspectors should be conducted upon first certification and at five-year intervals thereafter.


Grey Scale Tests for ISO9712 & NAS410 Certifications

Skerik grey scale test complies with the requirements of EN ISO 9712, SNT-TC-1A and NAS 410. It is intended to be used for verification of grey scale perception of inspection and NDT personnel.

This grey scale test is suitable for use as printed paper hard copy as well as in form of pattern on the monitor screen.