Q: My uncle has a company where he has offered me a job. I need level II certificates in RT, UT, ET, MT and PT. I do not have sufficient time now to attend the course, but I will surely study once I am on the job. I am looking for a quick certification or a crash course.

A: We’re sorry, we can’t help! We do not offer quick certification or crash courses. We offer only in depth courses for really serious learners.

Q: I have just completed my high school and have no experience with NDT. Can I get Level II certificates in RT, UT, ET, MT and PT?

A: You may join a preparatory course in NDT, that will let you work as a trainee for some time and when your employer realizes that you are capable of handling work independently, he may offer you an examination and certification to Level I or Level II based on your academic qualifications and experience on the job. Even if you have a Level II or Level III certificate, you may have to prove yourself on the job before the company takes you into their confidence. If you can’t prove yourself then you will be back to the trainee position.

Q: I have an Engineering Degree / Diploma, can I take level II in RT, UT, ET, MT and PT directly? I do not have any experience in NDT or Inspection at all. I also want to take AWS CWI / CSWIP examination.

A: You may join a Level II session of the chosen method if you qualify for the experience requirements set forth in ASNT SNT TC 1A. If not, you begin at the Level I course. AWS CWI and CSWIP examination also requires you to have work experience.

Q: How to register for a course & what are the class timings?

A: You may call us and confirm your participation at least 5 days prior to the date of the course. Please refer the schedule for this year for dates. You may either come down to our office on the day before the course during working time or on the start date to fill up the registration form. Classes are taken from 09:30 to 16:30 hours.

Q: What documents are required for registration?

A: Please carry copies of your SSLC / HSC certificate, Eye test certificate, employment proof, 7 passport size photographs and full fee for the course.

Q: What about the examinations? Do I get the certificate if I fail the test?

A: Each method will have 3 examinations. You need to score a minimum of 70 % in each paper and the average of these should be 80% for a pass. If you fail the test, you may opt for a free re-examination, subject to conditions. It is you who have to study the subject. We will provide you all possible assistance in learning the subject. Certificates will be issued only if you pass the examination.

Q: What if I do not attend the course fully after registration due to personal reasons? Do I get another chance?

A: Yes, subject to conditions.

Q: Do you provide placements after the course?

A: No. We can definitely help you out with the names and contact information of companies who may be recruiting. We also post job listings on our blog regularly. It is your responsibility to contact them for an appointment & possible interview.

Q: Upon completion of the course, will I be able to perform the work independently?

A: Yes, you should be. It is exactly what we are trying to provide you with the lectures, equipments and reference materials. Check our Facebook page to see what we do: http://www.facebook.com/NDTTech

Q: Is there any technical support on the subject on a test work after the course and certification?

A: Yes, you may call us any time on +91 481 2361887 or e mail us at contact@ndttech.org with specific details of the work and your doubts.

Q: Why are these equipments needed for the course? Can we not learn the testing on a computer?

A: NDT essentially uses some kind of portable or stationary equipment which you may have to carefully calibrate for an accurate test result. NDT tests can only give you some indications on the defects that may be there in a material. Therefore it is important that you are very familiar with the instrument, controls and the materials. In most work situations, you may have to pass a qualifying test before you actually begin the job. This would require you to learn not only the theory, but also the codes and its acceptance criteria. Just seeing an equipment or seeing a picture of an equipment will not help! You should use it on a variety of materials to learn the operation. Such proper learning takes time. Certain computer programs designed for this purpose may help understand the theory.

To see some of the equipments we use, see www.facebook.com/NDTTech

Q: Why should I learn to use these equipments? I am not a Technician, I am an Engineer / Supervisor.

A: Unless you know the proper usage, you would not be in a position to rectify a problem.

Q: How long would a company pay an Engineer / Supervisor without having relevant exposure to the required work?

A: If they do not have appropriate exposure, how long  they could possibly continue in that service? Supervisors who do not know the work may be taken for a ride by the knowledgeable technicians or contractors! Quality companies would look for quality personnel with relevant experience and not just anyone with a certificate! Consider a situation where the company learns that you have a level II / level III certificate, but you have seen the basic NDT equipments only in picture!

Q: How do I reach your premises?

A: Pallom is about 6 Km from Kottayam town towards Trivandrum. You may get buses from the Railway / Bus stations that runs on the M.C. Road towards Changanasserry or Trivandrum or take a rickshaw to Pallom. For those who travel by bus, please get down at ‘SBT Pallom’. Those who get down at the Kottayam Railway station would find a number of private buses from the Railway station to Pallom. The private Bus station is very close to the Railway Station. You may take the KSRTC buses from the KSRTC station to Pallom as well. Super fast, Fast passengers and Limited stop buses may not stop at ‘SBT Pallom’. In case of doubt, please call: +91 9447705887 or Mr Biju Cherian on +91 9847305268.

Q: How come I can’t attend Level II examinations? I am a graduate engineer. Why don’t you offer a correspondence course for Level II certification?

A: Refer to answer in question 3, 11 and Inquiries in the sixth edition of Interpreting SNT TC 1A

Q: How long the certificates are issued for?

A: Certificates are issued for a period of 3 years.

Q: Can we renew these certificates?

A: Yes, NDT Technology (P) Ltd, will at its option, renew the certificates issued by them based on the provisions given in SNT TC 1A, if the candidates meets the following requirements.

1. Renewal fee as indicated below for each method is paid. Payment shall be made by Bank Demand Draft in the name of NDT Technology (P) Ltd and should be payable at Pallom. Taxes extra.  Please call or mail us for info. Payment will be accepted only by Bank Draft. If you plan to visit us for renewal, kindly ensure you carry all the materials as stated below for renewal. It may be best to call us for an appointment.

RT Level I / II Rs. 1,500

UT Level I / II Rs. 1,500

ET Level I / II Rs. 1,500

UT ToFD Level II Rs. 1,500

MT Level I / II Rs. 1,000

PT Level I / II Rs. 1,000

RTFI Rs. 1,500

UT TKY Rs. 1,500

Replacement of Laminated certificates: Rs.1,500 for each certificate in addition to renewal charges.

2. Documentary evidence issued by the employer in original and a copy is produced to show that the candidate has continued his / her performance in the respective field of NDT during the currency of the present certificate. Change of employer, any break for more than 3 months under one employer or during change of work to be indicated. The original document may be returned to the candidate after verification by NDTTech.

3. Produce an Eye-Test certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner to prove satisfactory vision and colour vision requirements and issued within the 3 months prior to the date of renewal application.

4. If the current certificate does not have a photograph and score, passport size photographs, one for each certificate and an additional one for an ID card is to be provided.

5. In case of certificates issued in the old format or if returned fully laminated, NDTTech may retain the original certificate and issue a Renewal certificate in the new format with all the details of the original certificate shown.

6. NDTTech shall arrange to  send the certificates by Registered post or Speed Post in India. International couriers, when requested, will be charged in actual of DHL or other.

7. Request for renewal may be made by post, during a period of 3 months prior to the expiry of the current certificate.  Original certificate should be produced at the time of renewal.

8. Renewal cannot be effected if a request is made 6 months after the expiry of the current certificate.

9. Validity of the renewed certificate will be for a period of 3 years from the date of issue.

10. Candidates who does not meet the requirements of (2) above, may retake the certification by appearing for the training course and prescribed examinations.  Please contact NDTTech to schedule an examination in advance.

Q: Can I get the certificates renewed on the same day if I bring it to NDTTech?

A: Yes, you may get these renewed in 1 hour if you bring it to us with the relevant documents shown above. Our working time is from 09:00 to 16:00 Monday – Friday and on Saturday 09:00 to 12:00. Please call +91 481 2361887 for an appointment.

Q: Can I attend a course organized by you? I have a Level II certificate from another institution and may not require your certification now. What would be the fee in this case?

A: Yes, you may please attend. Kindly check the schedule for a convenient date. Refresher course fee from our current brochure will apply.

Q: Do you organize only Level I courses and not Level II?

A: We organize both Level I and Level II courses.  Please see the brochure and schedule for details.

Q: Do I get to use the equipments in the class, if I join?

A: Yes, there are many things that you are required to perform with these equipments in the class.

Q: Where are your old students? Are they employed? Can I get in touch with anyone?

A: You should be able to contact some of our old students through electronic mediums. When time permits, please visit http://www.facebook.com/NDTTech

Q: Can you change the number of days for these courses? I do not have much time.

A: We are not in a position to lower the time.

Q: I am an old student, but my photo and certification details are not provided on the resources page. I want to know how to include my name?

A: Please arrange to send us an E mail with your certification details and a scanned passport size photograph.

Q: Do you provide part time Level II NDT courses for Engineering students?

A: No

Q: I want to do RT, UT, MT, ET & PT all the 5 courses together in about 5 to 7 days. Is it possible with you? This is because I do not live close to your training facilities. I would like to do Level I and II together in this time. I am a Graduate Engineer.

A: No, We can’t help.

Q: I have a Masters in Engineering ( ME / MTech)  can I take level II in RT, UT, ET, MT and PT directly? I do not have any experience in NDT or Inspection at all. I also want to take AWS CWI / CSWIP examination.

A: To attend Level II examination you would  require work experience.  AWS CWI and CSWIP examination also requires you to have work experience.

Q: I will pay your fee, I need back dated Level II certificates.

A: Sorry, we can’t help.

Q: I want to attend UT ToFD course and UT TKY course.  I have a Level II certificate but not much experience in testing welds or anything.  I am a Graduate Engineer.

A: We would suggest you to have some solid work experience in UT before you attend a Post Level II course like UT TKY Weld Testing or ToFD.  If you have higher academic background, then it is easy for you to grasp the subject. But you still need some good experience to do this work.

Q: I want to attend Radiographic Film Interpretation course. I have a Level II certificate in RT, but no experience. I am not going to do Radiography in real life.  I want to interpret films.

A: We would suggest you to have some solid work experience and Level II qualification in RT before you attend a Post Level II course like RTFI. There are many instances in real life on the job, where you may be challenged. Real knowledge will get you through these. Our RTFI course could take longer than you may imagine. Which means it may not be completed within the time frame mentioned in the brochure, unless you have that solid, knowledgeable work experience.

Q: I am working in a private company outside India., I would like to take UT,MPI,PT level II certificates from your institution, can i attend the exam that you are conducting without your training?. Because i will be in kerala for a limited time only, If possible kindly advise the formalities.

A: We are sorry, it is important to attend the full course for anyone to become eligible for these examinations.