Advanced: UT Level II Phased Array

Ultrasonic phased array inspection method utilise a range of ultrasonic transducers (combined with selective electronic excitation) to create and manipulate the generated sound beam (to negate the necessity of various different probes) in order to achieve selective probe angle inspections as used in conventional ultrasonic testing techniques. The continuous nature of the sound beam angle improves the detection ability of indications having variable orientations to the incident sound beam orientated indications varying information. Limited probe access and probe manipulation can be addressed by optimising the ‘sweeping’ action of the sound beam.

General, specific and practical training is provided daily and formative assessments are used to monitor progress and a final assessment is utilised to assess the success of the training programme and to issue a proof of training document.  Following the successful completion of the training programme, candidates will be eligible to write the qualification examination conducted by the Personnel Certification Body, where after industrial experience of 9 months in this application; can be gained towards personnel certification.

A proper understanding and competence relating to conventional Ultrasonic testing is mandatory, hence the access condition of UT II certification for this advanced NDT method.


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.


Please contact SAIW NDT admin for further information on: or 011 298 2106



Download Course Application Form