The SGS Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Training and Examination Center located in Shanghai, renowned for its internationally recognized comprehensive training and examination services, has released its Personnel Certification PCN and SNT- TC-1A training schedule for 2014. SGS training and examination services are provided in accordance with the newly combined EN ISO 9712:2012 harmonized standard.

SGS NDT Testing Services

Non-destructive testing provides the most effective testing methods for components, materials and systems used to ensure compliance, identify defects and increase the lifespan of assets. Because NDT does not detrimentally affect any object under inspection, it is a 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 reliable inspection, suitable-trained and qualified NDT personnel equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and necessary skills are essential to the industry.

SGS Training in China

Responding to the increased demand for competent and qualified non-destructive testing inspectors, the SGS NDT Training and Examination Center will once again provide training, examination and certification for non-destructive testing specialists. The comprehensive course syllabus is to include training in both basic and advanced NDT methods to be certified by the British Institute of NDT after successful passing an examination.

The SGS NDT Training and Examination Center in Shanghai boasts Authorized Qualifying Body (AQB) and Accredited Training Organization (ATO) status and undergoes vigorous BINDT audits. These accreditations allow SGS to conduct both PCN training and examinations for Levels 1, 2 and 3 according to the PCN Certification Scheme fulfilling standards mandated by the EN ISO 9712 standard. SGS training and examination for 2014 will cover both conventional and state-of-the-art NDT methods. Courses will be presented by experienced SGS specialists who possess the deep knowledge and expertise required to provide the level of high-quality training to which SGS is committed.

As training is a key component of the SGS strategy to improve quality and safety the world over, the SGS center in Shanghai will provide a comprehensive curriculum of training in accordance with PCN and SNT requirements. Courses for 2014 (PDF 96 KB) will include instruction in radiographic, magnetic, liquid penetrant, ultrasonic and eddy current testing as well as visual inspection, time of flight diffraction and phased array.

Courses scheduled throughout 2014 will be held at the SGS Non-Destructive Testing Training and Examination Center in Shanghai with additional courses planned in Shenzhen and in other countries around the world. Upon request, specific courses can be planned at company locations anywhere in the world.

To find out more about the 2014 PCN and SNT training schedule and to learn how to register for courses, please visit the SGS Training Calendar

The team at the SGS Training and Examination Center in Shanghai look forward to welcoming your personnel and providing them with the training, examination and certification necessary to successfully conduct your business.

For further information, please contact:

SGS NDT Training and Examination Center
Shelley Xu
NDT Training & Examination Center 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


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised 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.