ECT Level II

ECT II Technicians should be competent to select the NDT technique for the testing method to be used;  define the limitations of application of the testing method; translate NDT codes, standards, specifications, and procedures into NDT instructions adapted to the actual working conditions; (create written instruction); set up and verify equipment settings; (ensure quality of inspection); perform and supervise tests; (ensure scope coverage and compliance with customer requirements); interpret and evaluate results according to applicable standards, codes, specifications or procedures; (accept or reject relevant indications) and carry out and supervise all tasks at or below Level II.  Following the successful completion of training, candidates will be eligible to write the qualification examination conducted by the Personnel Certification Body, where after industrial experience of 9 months can be gained towards personnel certification.

Practical applications / techniques

Single and multi-frequency / Material properties, coating thickness, wall loss and defect detection (surface and tubes) / Differential and absolute modes / Surface, bobbin, saddle, profiled and rotating probes

General Theory

NDT Methods, applications, limitations and advantages / Understanding electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism / Magnetisation, Leakage flux, Hysteresis curve / Basic electronics, Coil properties and impedance / Production and nature of eddy currents / Signal detection and measurement / Inspection frequency and model / Equipment

Specific Theory

Interpretation and usage of NDT codes and procedures / Eddy Current testing in accordance with codes and procedures / Typical defects and their origins / Testing conditions, Quality, functionality checks / System calibration and verification / Safety and environmental considerations / Interpret, evaluate and report

Practical Skills

Selection of technique / Compilation of written instruction / Performance of tests / Interpret and evaluate indications / Report compilation

Course notes shall be provided on first day

ECT II General and Specific Notebook / ECT Code Book / Questions and answer sheets / Homework


Access Conditions

Candidate shall be qualified i.e. have received training in accordance with ISO9712: 2012 requirements and have passed the Level 1 qualification examinations (certified is preferred) as a Level 1 NDT Technician in the applicable method and sector.

Direct Access to Level 2:
Candidate shall have passed both mathematics and science at Grade 12 level (Equivalent to N3 – Proof of Grade 12 certificate is required) and have applicable tertiary qualification(s) and / or relevant NDT experience. Combination of Level 1 and Level 2 Training hours in accordance with an approved syllabus and training programme as per SAQCC – NDT requirements and based on Certification body approval. The Level 1 qualification examinations shall also have been successfully passed.


Training & Initial Examination (Non Members)

ECT 2.1 & ECT 2.2
R13 650 (including VAT)

Training & Initial Examination (Corporate Members)

ECT 2.1 & ECT 2.2
R12 626 (including VAT)

Initial Certification

ECT 2.1 & ECT 2.2
R2 415 (including VAT)

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