Indian Standard - General Standard for Qualification and Certification of Non-Destructive testing of personnel - was first adopted in the year 1993 by the Bureau of Indian Standards. Subsequently, the first revision was adopted in August 2004. IS13805:2004 Standard has been prepared to provide the necessary guideline for training, qualification and certification of NDT personnel. International practices have been duly considered along with specific Indian scenario to arrive at this standard.
Pre-requisite for Certification
To be eligible for examination, the candidate should fulfill and provide the following documented evidence acceptable to National Certification Board (NCB).
- Educational Qualification
- Work Experience
- Vision test
Minimum Qualification for Level 1, 2 and 3 Certification is 10th std.
Experience and Training requirement depends on the Educational Qualification as detailed below.
|Minimum Experience Requirements — Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3|
| NDT Method
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
|Minimum Training Requirement|
|NDT Method||Level 1 Hours||Level 2 hours||Level 3 Hours|
Direct access to level 3:
Candidates seeking direct access to Level 3 or candidates whose Level 2 certificate have expired at the time of application for Level 3, shall have to successfully clear Level 2 practical examination of that method and sector (s) before they are allowed to appear for Level 3 examination.
Candidates shall provide documented evidence of satisfactory vision in accordance with the following requirements:
- Near vision acuity shall permit reading a minimum of Jaeger Number 1(Jaeger test chart) or Times Roman N 4.5 or equivalent letters at a distance of not less than 30 cm on a standard Jaeger test chart with one or both eyes, either corrected or uncorrected;
- Colour vision shall be sufficient that the candidate can distinguish and differentiate contrast between the colours and shades of grey used in the NDT method concerned, as specified by the employer
Vision test shall be carried out by a qualified medical personnel or an individual certified to Level 3 by this or other recognised certification standard such as IS 13805, PCN, CSWIP, ACCP, ASNT etc.
Subsequent to certification, the tests of visual acuity shall be carried out annually by the employer.