SGS takes great pride in announcing that its NDT Training and Examination Center once again successfully passed the annual British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) re-assessment of an Authorized Qualifying Body (AQB) and surveillance of an Approved Training Organization (ATO) audits with zero non-compliance reports (NCR) on 21 June 2013.

Initial audits in 2008, rated SGS as the first company in the history of both BINDT and PCN (Personnel Certification of NDT) to achieve zero NCR in each of the AQB and ATO examinations. Since then, SGS has strived to maintain its perfect score and support its professional and dedicated staff in delivering the high-quality training services required to successfully fulfill industry needs and client demands.


The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) is an independent Accredited Certifying Body providing respected certification services worldwide. SGS is honored to hold the title of the first ever AQB and ATO to have passed the initial BINDT accreditation audits with a perfect zero non-conformance score and is extremely proud to have retained a 100% success rate.

BINDT accreditation permits SGS to conduct training and examinations in accordance with BINDT requirements in China and around the world. An increasingly important requirement of safety compliance and quality assurance, certification is essential to the ability of operators and technicians to guarantee the appropriate level of knowledge, skill and competence necessary to meet internationally mandated safety and reliability standards. Manufacturers, consumers and the general public depend on the expertise, judgement and integrity of the trained professional personnel involved in providing this security through superior training and examination.

BINDT manages the certification program with ATOs providing pre-examination training and PCN examinations being conducted and controlled by AQBs. BINDT continuously and vigorously audits all ATO and AQB partners to assure quality and maintain standards. The SGS NDT Training and Examination Center enjoys the prestigious distinction as the first permanent establishment in China to offer both ATO and AQB services in both Chinese and English languages.

As a BINDT Accredited Training Organization and Authorized Qualifying Body, SGS trains and certifies to the highest inspection standards and is accredited to conduct both the mandatory pre-examination training and PCN examinations for Levels 1, 2 and 3. These comprehensive services cover both conventional and advanced NDT methods and are overseen and reviewed by extensively-experienced and highly-qualified SGS instructors in accordance with international standards and regulations.

SGS Success in Shanghai

The SGS Shanghai facility and the NDT training services headquartered there have continued to excel over the years. Currently, the SGS Shanghai NDT Training and Examination Center offers advanced NDT training and often conducts ultrasonic testing of TKY welds (Nodes & Nozzles) as well as Level 3 consultancy services. Although the main facility is based in Shanghai, SGS experts are able to deliver training and examinations anywhere in the world. The Chinese facility has, however, become a popular choice among candidates from all over the world who are registering for initial training courses or recertification examinations at the Shanghai location.

SGS is elated with the continued success of the Shanghai Training and Examination Center and is particularly proud of its commitment in China.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services
Mimosa Chen
NDT Training & Examination Center
2F, Building 8, No. 69
1159 East Kangqiao Road
Pudong District
Shanghai 201319
P.R. China
t: +86 21 6119 6411
f: +86 21 6818 3265


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.