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National Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body

Online Examination System for select CAN/CGSB-48.9712 and XRF multiple-choice exams

All written multiple-choice examinations for CAN/CGSB-48.9712 (NDT) and XRF are being updated to a computer-based electronic format (in-person live proctored). Examinations are being launched in the online examination system via the following schedule:

  • February 1, 2023 (ongoing): Magnetic Testing (MT) and Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • June 16, 2023: Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Eddy Current Testing (ET) and X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • June 30, 2023: Radiographic Testing (RT) EMC sector (including Radiation Protection exam)
  • July 14, 2023: Radiographic Testing (RT) A/S sector
  • July 28, 2023: Level 3 Basic (all methods)

Once candidates receive official electronic written examination authorization from the NRCan NDTCB, they can register for and book their examinations through the online exam system portal and select the closest available examination centre. Candidates who have valid written examination admittance and registration forms for the methods/examinations listed above must submit a request to the NRCan NDTCB by email to receive electronic written examination authorization. Immediately after completing an exam, candidates can view unofficial examination results through the online examination system.

Paper-based NDT multiple-choice examinations will be phased out, however paper-based XRF examinations will be maintained for use by select special XRF examination centres (SXECs). Additionally, Special Written Examination Centres (SWECs) for NDT and XRF written exams are no longer available. For more information, please contact the NRCan NDTCB.

NRCan NDTCB Service fees update

The NRCan NDTCB is implementing a service fees update to existing fees; this update will take effect April 1, 2023. Application and fee submissions to the NRCan NDTCB that are postmarked, emailed or faxed after March 31, 2023 are subject to the new fee schedule.

COVID temporary accommodations and extensions

In April 2020, The NRCan NDTCB implemented temporary accommodations and extensions relating to initial certifications and renewals/recertifications for select candidates and expiry dates. Some of these extensions have already expired, with all extensions for renewal and recertification expiring by December 2024. It is the responsibility of certification candidates and certificate holders to keep track of all expiry dates and due dates and manage their applications and certifications accordingly. Please visit our NDT Certification Body COVID Program Updates page for more information.

Information, applications, contact information, forms and examination guides for: 1. non-destructive testing (NDT) certification; 2. x-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF) operator certification; and 3. exposure device operator (EDO) certification written examination.

About the NRCan National Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) manages the national program in Canada that certifies people who perform non-destructive testing (NDT).

Non-destructive testing certification

Read about, apply for or manage your non-destructive testing certification (NDT).

X-ray fluorescence analyzer operator certification

Read about, apply for or manage your certification for operators of portable x-ray tube-based fluorescence (XRF) analyzers.

Exposure device operator certification

Find out more about NRCan's role in administering the written examination for exposure device operators who want to become certified.

Directory of certified personnel

Find out about which non-destructive testing and x-ray fluorescence analyzer operators are currently certified.

NDT Certification Body forms and guides

Application forms, supplementary forms and examination guides for all three types of certification.

Contacting the NDT Certification Body

Contact the NRCan National Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body.

Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body COVID-19 Program Updates:

Find out important information about COVID-19 accommodations and extensions for certification exams, renewals and recertifications.

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