PT Level II

PT 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 the training, candidates will be eligible to write the qualification examination conducted by the Personnel Certification Body, where after industrial experience of 3 months can be gained towards personnel certification.

Practical applications / techniques

Visible, fluorescent and dual sensitive / Water washable, solvent removable and post emulsifiable penetrants / Aqueous, non-aqueous and dry developer / Spraying and dipping applications

General Theory

NDT Methods, applications, limitations and advantages / Understanding liquid properties and interaction with solids and gasses / Consumables and their properties

Specific Theory

Interpretation and usage of NDT codes and procedures / Penetrant 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 / NDT report compilation

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

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


Access Conditions

Candidate shall be qualified i.e. received training in accordance with ISO9712: 2012 requirements and have passed the Level 2 qualification examinations (certified is preferred) as a Level 2 NDT Technician in the applicable method and sector, appropriate tertiary qualifications (relevant to the NDT method – chemistry, mathematics or physics; and / or to the product or industry
sector – chemistry, metallurgy, engineering etc.) are advantageous.

All candidates for Level 3 Certification in any NDT method shall have successfully completed the Level 2 Practical exam. (If not certified as Level 2, the practical examination shall have been passed within 1 year from date of writing the Level 3 main method examination)

Valid Level 2 Certificate in the applicable method and sector is mandatory when equipment operation or accepting tested components are required

Direct Access to Level 3:

Combination of Level 1, 2 and 3 Training hours in accordance with an approved syllabus and training program as per ISO 9712 : 2012 and SAQCC NDT requirements and based on Certification body verification. The Level 2 qualification examinations shall also have been successfully passed. No reduction in requirements for industrial experience. Suitable tertiary qualifications (relevant to the NDT method – chemistry, mathematics or physics; and / or to the product or industry sector – chemistry, metallurgy, engineering etc.) are mandatory.


Training & Initial Examination (Non Members)

R13 650 (including VAT)

Training & Initial Examination (Corporate Members)

R13 650 (including VAT)

Initial Certification

R2 415 (including VAT)

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