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

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

NDT Training Eligibility for NDT Level I, II Courses

Before one takes NDT courses, it is required to meet eligibility criteria. The trainees shall have minimum educational qualifications and relevant experience prior to admission. Basic qualifications and course fee are based on training scheme (Ex: SNT TC 1A, ISO9712 etc), method and level of certification.

Check NDT Courses eligibility section below for details.


NDT Training Eligibility, Fee Details for NDT Level 2 Courses

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Course fee details for NDT Level 1 or Level 2 courses is based on method, level, certification scheme and mode of learning.
Organising Online and offline level I, Level II training on 
Certification schemes: ASNT SNT TC 1A and ISO9712 Courses (click to check this scheme programs)
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 will be extra. Offline course fee includes exam fee, study materials, lunch and refreshments.
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.

Are You Looking for Cheapest NDT Course Fee?

Well, training Course fee is like any other commodity or service you buy day to day. Fee depends on quality of training. It’s unfair to compare just fee without measuring the quality of training.
Check the credibility of the center before your register. Think, Not just the certification, what is your take away from training really matters. Institute should provide sufficient class room training and hands on practice.
Once a person with amazing wisdom said ‘ We are not rich enough to buy cheap products’.  If you choose a cheap institute, training quality may be substandard. Your suffering starts from the day you enter into the job. Are you capable to do NDT, starting from calibration  of equipment to preparing test reports? If yes your training cost is justified. Or else, you need to think about quality of learning.
Choose first time, the best institute. Should have good practical workshops/labs. Pricing should be reasonable. You can easily earn back the amount spent on training. Be smart and choose India’s top institute for NDT and Welding Inspection courses. Trainers are ASNT Level III and NAS410 Level III. Qualified International Welding Engineers(IWE). For practical training Aerospace NDT testing labs at Peenya Indl Area, Bangalore in India.


Factors Affecting Fee & Quality

Course fee and Quality of NDT training courses depends on
  • Certification scheme Ex: SNT TC 1A or ISO9712
  • Trainers qualification
  • NDT level 3 experience
  • Institute’s Class room
  • Practical training duration
  • Practical equipment
  • No. of equipment to trainee ratio
  • Reputation of the Institute
  • Support for Job Placement
Therefore, one cannot look at course fee alone for a decision on choosing the top best institute. Just because an institute is offering the course at cheapest cost could not be a reason to enrol for training. We advice you to check and evaluate each of factors.
It is obvious that we all look for economy pricing. However ‘Quality always comes with a little cost‘. Choose the Best, right at First.

Choosing Right NDT training Center is Easy

Trinity NDT Aspire Training Center
NDT Level II trainees at Trinity NDT Aspire Training Center, Bengaluru, India
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. Trainees for certification in NDT shall have satisfactory 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, Diploma in any Engineering (or) B.E/B.Tech (or) B.Sc (or)
  • High School SSC Passing Grade

Eligibility for NDT Level II Certification:

  • B.E/B.Tech or Diploma in Engineering or B.Sc (or)
  • High School SSC pass with NDT Level I

In addition, the trainee shall meet experience and vision acuity. Check below tables for training and experience details.

A trainee may be qualified directly to NDT Level II  with no time as NDT Level 1, provided the recommended training and experience consists of the sum of the hours recommend for Level I and level II.

Each course has right blend of class room theory and hands-on practice sessions 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.


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 Level 2 and Level 1 calendar. We limit each training to a maximum of 15 candidates per course. 
Procedure – Registration for NDT training:
#2 Fill the details
#3 Attach, Upload documents
#4 Attach, Upload Photograph
#5 Pay Course fee
#6 Submit
#7 Inform on Whats App


NDT Training Eligibility and Experience for Certification

Ultrasonic Testing(UT) Level I, II

 UT Level IUT Level II
Training (Hours)40 Hours40 Hours
Experience (Hours)210 Hours630 Hours

Magnetic Particle Testing(MPT) Level I, II

 MPT Level IMPT Level II
Training (Hours)12 Hours08 Hours
Experience (Hours)70 Hours210 Hours

Liquid Penetrant testing(DPT) Level I, II

 DPT Level IDPT Level II
Training (Hours)12 Hours08 Hours
Experience (Hours)70 Hours210 Hours

Radiography Testing (RT) Level I, II

 RT Level IRT Level II
Training (Hours)40 Hours40 Hours
Experience (Hours)210 Hours630 Hours

Eddy Current Testing (ET) Level I, II

 ET Level IET Level II
Training (Hours)40 Hours40 Hours
Experience (Hours)210 Hours630 Hours

Visual Testing (VT) Level I, II

 VT Level IVT Level II
Training (Hours)08 Hours16 Hours
Experience (Hours)70 Hours140 Hours

Radiography Film Interpretation (RTFI) Level II Limited Certification

 RTFI Level II
(Non Radiographers)
(With Radiography Level I Background)
Training (Hours)40 Hours24 Hours
Experience (Hours)220 Hours220 Hours

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauging (UTG) Level II Limited

 Digital Thickness Measurement
(numeric output only)
A- Scan Thickness Measurement
Training (Hours)08 Hours24 Hours
Experience (Hours)40 Hours175 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

To be eligible for NDT courses (level I, II, III), besides education, experience, he/she shall meet eye’s vision requirements for near vision and colour vision.

Accordingly to ASNT SNT TC 1A, for any level of certification, Eye fitness is mandatory. Requirement for eye test are clearly indicated in the document. Details of eye fitness excerpts are here for quick reference.

Eye fitness test shall be administered by a registered opthalmologist or an ASNT Level 3 with valid ASNT certification on the date of Eye test. Document should be duly stamped with the details of qualification and date of eye examination.

Trainee shall submit an Eye Fitness document prior to admission in the format.


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 9712:2012, SNT-TC-1A ed. 2011 and NAS 410 rev. 4. It is intended to be used for verification of grey scale perception of inspection and non-destructive testing personnel.

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