The SAIW provides training in accordance with the ISO 9712 standards and therefor provides sector specific training as opposed to technique specific training as per SNT-TC-1A recommendations. Technique specific training is related to company specific training within the Industrial Experience phase of the certification process and is governed by an approved written practice or company quality manual.
The products sector refers to the manufacturing process of the various component being tested. Therefor the product sectors covered within the individual training courses are casting, forgings and welds. Eddy current testing facilitates an additional category referred to tubes and pipes. While wrought products are generally included in forged samples additional wrought plates and bars would be included in ultrasonic and eddy current testing methods respectively.