VT III technologists should be competent to perform and direct NDT operations for which a candidate is qualified and certified. Level III personnel must demonstrated that they are competent to evaluate and interpret results in terms of existing standards, codes, and specifications; have sufficient practical knowledge of applicable materials, fabrication, process, and product technology to select NDT methods, establish NDT techniques, and assist in establishing acceptance criteria where none are otherwise available; and have a general familiarity with other NDT methods.
VT III technologist must be competent to assume full responsibility for a test facility or examination centre and staff; to establish, review for editorial and technical correctness, and validate NDT instructions and procedures; to interpret standards, codes, specifications, and procedures; to designate the particular test methods, procedures, and NDT instructions to be used; to carry out and supervise all tasks at all levels and to provide guidance for NDT personnel at all levels.
Prior to attending the VT Level III, candidates are required to attend the Basic NDT Level III training course followed by passing the Basic NDT Level III qualification examination. Following the successful completion of the VT III training programme, candidates will be eligible to write the qualification examination conducted by the Personnel Certification Body, where after industrial experience of 12 months (if the candidate has relevant tertiary qualifications) can be gained towards personnel certification.
Comprehensive knowledge relating to the physical principles of light, optical performance, human vision, photographic sensors, lenses and optic fibres
Develop and validate NDT codes and procedures / Visual testing in accordance with codes and procedures / Typical defects and their origins / Testing conditions / Quality, operational and functionality checks / System calibration and verification / Safety and environmental considerations / Interpret, evaluate and report / NDT report compilation
Procedure validation / compilation
Course notes shall be provided on first day
VT III General and Specific Notebook / VT Code Book / Questions and answer sheets / Homework