Announcement of 2013 Training Schedule

The SGS Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Training and Examination Center located in Shanghai, China, renowned for its internationally recognized comprehensive training and examination services in NDT is offering Personnel Certification (PCN) and SNT-TC-1A training courses throughout the year. The training and examinations services provided by SGS are in accordance with European and international standards EN 473 and ISO 9712. These two standards were recently combined to form one new harmonised standard which is EN ISO 9712 : 2012.

In response to an increased demand for good, qualified non-destructive testing inspectors, the Shanghai SGS NDT Training and Examination Center provides weekly training, examination and certification services in non-destructive testing. The SGS training utilizes an extensive syllabus for both basic and advanced NDT methods. Furthermore, SGS provides training and examination services for the PCN certification issued by the British Institute of NDT headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Non-destructive testing is one of the most effective testing methods for objects, materials and systems used to assure compliance, identify defects and increase the lifespan of the assets. Because NDT does not detrimentally affect any object under inspection, it is a highly valuable technique which not only saves both time and money during the quality and safety evaluation procedure, but raises confidence in component integrity. In order to ensure inspection reliability, suitably trained and qualified NDT personnel equipped with the state of the art equipment and necessary skills are required by, and essential to the industry.

The SGS NDT Training and Examination Center in Shanghai has been granted Authorized Qualifying Body (AQB) and Accredited Training Organization (ATO) status and is annually audited by BINDT. This accreditation allows SGS to conduct both PCN training and examinations for Levels 1, 2 and 3 according to the PCN Certification Scheme which fulfils the requirements of EN 473, ISO 9712 and the new EN ISO 9712 : 2012 standards. SGS provides training and examination services for both the conventional and state of the art advanced NDT methods. These training courses are presented by SGS experts who possess the necessary experience, knowledge and expertise required for the high-quality training service level to which SGS is committed.

As training is a key strategy of the SGS mission to improve quality and safety the world over, SGS provides a comprehensive curriculum of training in accordance with PCN and SNT requirements (PDF 98 KB) for training courses which include instruction in the following areas:

  • Radiographic Inspection
  • Radiographic Interpretation
  • Basic Radiation Safety
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor
  • Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Visual Inspection
  • Time of Flight Diffraction
  • Phased Array (coming soon)

Courses scheduled throughout 2013 are to be held at the SGS Non-Destructive Testing Training and Examination Center in Shanghai and Shenzhen or, upon request, at individual company premises around the world.

To obtain information about the 2013 PCN and SNT training schedule and to learn how to register for courses, please visit the SGS Training Calendar.

SGS looks forward to welcoming you to contact us so we can assist with fulfilling your requirements for the training, examination and certification of your personnel.

For further information, please contact:

SGS NDT Training and Examination Center
Shelley Xu
NDT Training & Examination Centre Manager
2F, Building 8, 69 Kangqiao Industrial Park
1159 East Kangqiao Road, Pudong District,
Shanghai 201319, P.R.C
t: 86 21 61196406
f: 86 21 68183265


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