National Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body
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.
Online Examination System for select CAN/CGSB-48.9712 multiple-choice exams
Effective February 1, 2023, the written multiple-choice examinations for Magnetic Testing (MT) and Penetrant Testing (PT) were updated to a computer-based electronic format (in-person live proctored). 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 MT and/or PT must submit a request to the NRCan NDTCB by email for electronic written examination authorization. Immediately after completing an exam, candidates can view unofficial examination results through the online examination system.
All other CAN/CGSB-48.9712 and XRF written multiple-choice examinations will be launched through the online examination system in the coming months, and all paper-based multiple-choice examinations will be phased out. For more information, please contact the NRCan NDTCB.
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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