VT Level I

  • VT Level I Operator

VT I operators should be competent to set-up the relevant NDT equipment, perform the test, report and classify any indications and record the results, all in accordance with written instruction.  General, specific and practical training is provided during the course and daily formative assessments are used to monitor progress. 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, candidates will be eligible to write the qualification examination conducted by the Personnel Certification Body, after which, industrial experience of one month must be gained towards personnel certification.

Practical applications / techniques

Direct / Indirect / Translucent techniques

General Theory

Advantages, disadvantages and limitations / Discontinuities, indications, defects / Vision, lighting, photometry / Optical principals and visual perception / Material attributes / Environmental factors / Equipment / Visual requirements

Specific Theory

Sample preparation / Functional checks and calibration / Testing / Interpret and report / Post cleaning

Practical Skills

Performance and quality checks / Performance of tests / Characterisation of indications / Recording results / Report writing

Course notes shall be provided on first day

VT I General and Specific Notebook / Written instructions / Questions and answer sheets / Homework

Access Conditions

Mandatory Access 

Direct access to the course shall be granted if the candidate has passed both mathematics and science at Grade 10 (Proof of Grade 10 – or equivalent such as N1; certificate is required).


Training & Initial Examination (Non Members)

R13 010 (including VAT)

Training & Initial Examination (Corporate Members)

R12 034 (including VAT)

Initial Certification

R2 415 (including VAT)

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