Non-Destructive Testing assures that components and operational systems perform their functions in a reliable, safe and cost-effective manner. However, investigative reports following disasters and catastrophes often highlight insufficient NDT techniques being employed, both at the manufacturing stage and during the service life of the products.

Due to the high demand for highly qualified NDT personnel and in order to improve the reputation of NDT technicians, SGS regularly offers internationally recognized Training and Certification Services in Non-Destructive Testing in China. The training and examinations are in accordance with European, International and American standards like EN 473, ISO 9712 and ASNT, with a particular focus on the extensive training syllabus for all basic Non-Destructive Testing methods. The NDT courses also offer Personnel Certification (PCN) issued by the British Institute of NDT.

Non-Destructive Testing is divided into various techniques based on different scientific principles. Choosing the right method and technique for certain products is an important part of the performance of NDT. Therefore, SGS has developed an extensive program of PCN and SNT training courses for 2010 (PDF 97.KB) for Levels 1, 2 and 3:

  • Radiographic Inspection and Interpretation
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing
  • Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Visual Inspection
  • Time of Flight Diffraction

The courses are scheduled throughout 2010 and will be held at the Shanghai SGS NDT Training and Examination Center or, by special request, at an individual company's premises.

To obtain more information about the PCN and SNT Training Schedule for 2010 and to learn how to register for a course, visit the SGS Training Calendar.

About the SGS Non-Destructive Testing Training and Examination Center

The SGS NDT Training and Examination Center is an Authorized Qualifying Body (AQB) of BINDT which allows SGS to conduct PCN training and examinations for Levels 1 and 2, in accordance with the PCN Certification Scheme which meets and exceeds the requirements of EN473/ISO 9712 Standards.

The scope of Non-Destructive Testing Services offered by SGS covers both conventional and advanced NDT methods and are provided by qualified inspectors in accordance with international standards.

For more information on SGS’s NDT Training Courses, please contact:

Zinner Liu
Administration Manager
NDT Training and Examination Center

2F, Building 8, 69 Kangqiao Industrial Park,
1159 East Kangqiao Road, Pudong District,
Shanghai 201319, P.R.C.
t: +86 21 6119 6411
f: +86 21 6818 3265

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 56,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.