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Authorized Examination Centres for NDT Certification

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.

If you are approved for examination and have been issued an examination admittance and registration form, you can contact the Authorized Examination Centre (AEC) of your choice to arrange an examination date. For written multiple-choice examinations available via the online examination system, once you receive your electronic written examination authorization, you can register for and book your examinations through the online exam system portal and select the closest available participating examination centre.

Initial Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Examinations  and recertification examinations are offered at examination centres across Canada in a variety of methods and at different levels.

Except where otherwise noted, most of the examination centres listed below offer both written and practical examinations. The legend for NDT methods is:

  • ET = Eddy Current Testing
  • MT = Magnetic Testing
  • PT = Penetrant Testing
  • RT = Radiographic Testing
  • UT = Ultrasonic Testing

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
Written & Practical: RT/UT/MT/PT/ET
1301-16 Avenue Northwest
Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4
Email: Dennis Nagy
Tel.: 403-210-4344
Fax: 403-210-5813

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Written: RT/UT/MT/PT/ET
Practical: RT/UT/MT/PT
NDT Test Centre
PIC119, 10210 Princess Elizabeth Ave
Edmonton, AB  T5G 2R1
Email: Don Thompson
Tel.: 780-471-7638
Fax: 780-471-7598

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) School of Energy
Written: RT/UT/MT/PT/ET/
Practical: UT/MT/PT
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC  V5G 3H2
Email: Selina Li
Tel. 604-456-8027
Fax: 604-432-9572

Stasuk Testing & Inspection Ltd.
Written: RT/UT/MT/PT/ET
Practical: RT
8955 Fraserwood Court
Burnaby, BC  V5J 5H7
Email: Dave Stasuk
Tel. 604-420-4433
Fax: 604-420-2685

Red River College Polytech (RRC), Stevenson Campus
Practical: MT/PT
2280 Saskatchewan Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba   R3J 3Y9
Email: Nigel Louis
Tel.: 204-945-6001

N.B. (New Brunswick) Research & Productivity Council
Written: RT/UT/MT/PT/ET
Practical: MT/PT
College Hill Road
P.O. Box 20000
Fredericton, New Brunswick   E3B 6Z9
Email:Alison Strang
Tel.: 506-452-1212 ext. 216
Fax: 506-452-1395

College of the North Atlantic (CNA)
Written: RT/UT/MT/PT/ET
Practical: RT/UT/MT/PT
P.O. Box 760, Grand Bay Road
Port aux Basques, NL  A0M 1C0
Email: Patricia Cousins
Tel.: 709-695-3582
Fax: 709-695-2963

Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton, Aerospace and
Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron (ATESS)

NOTE: This examination centre offers limited examination availability on a case by case basis depending on the Department of National Defence’s operational mandates and restrictions. Please contact other AECs for full examination availability.

Written & Practical: RT/UT/MT/PT/ET
Engineering Support Squadron / NDTC
16 Portage Dr. Bldg. 158, CFB Trenton
P.O. Box 1000 STN Forces
Astra, ON  K0K 3W0

NDT Development and Training Supervisor
Tel.: 613-392-2811, ext. 5488
Fax: 613-965-2849

NDT Training - Junior Supervisor
Tel.: 613-392-2811, ext. 3139
Fax: 613-965-2849

NDT Training - RT Instructor
Tel.: 613-392-2811, ext. 5353
Fax: 613-965-2849

Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation (CINDE)
Written & Practical: RT/UT/MT/PT/ET
Prerequisite on-line examinations for Math and Materials and Processes for NDT c/o Mohawk College
135 Fennell Avenue West, Room E006A
Hamilton, ON  L9C 0E5
Email: Kim Waddell
Tel.: 905-387-1655
Fax: 905-574-6080

Quality Control Council of Canada – Edmonton
Written: RT/UT/MT/PT/ET
Practical Examinations: UT/MT/PT
10403 172nd Street, Suite 120
Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9
Email: Darcy Corcoran
Tel.: 780-488-3455
Fax : 780-488-3485

Quality Control Council of Canada – Brantford
Practical Recertification Examinations: UT/MT/PT
119 Copernicus Blvd
Brantford, ON N3P 1N4
Email: Darcy Corcoran
Tel.: 780-488-3455 ext. 1
Fax: 780-488-3485

Quality Control Council of Canada – Saint John
Practical Recertification Examinations: UT/MT/PT
351 King William Road
Saint John, NB E2M 7C9
Email: Darcy Corcoran
Tel.: 780-488-3455 ext. 1
Fax: 780-488-3485

Centre de Métallurgie du Québec (CMQ) / CEGEP de Trois-Rivières
Written & Practical: RT/UT/MT/PT/ET
3095 rue Westinghouse
Parc industriel des Hautes Forges
Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 5E1
Email: NDT
Tel.: 819-376-8707, ext 5029
Fax: 819-376-0229

Keyano College
Written: RT, UT, MT, PT, ET
8115 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7
Email: Marcella Rogerson
Tel.: 780-791-4838

Boomer Technical Resources Ltd.
Written: RT, UT, MT, PT, ET
Practical: MT/PT/UT
34 Trider Crescent
Dartmouth, NS B2B 1R6
Email: Matthew Pennell
Tel.: 902-401-9562

Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Group (4 locations)
Written: RT, UT, MT, PT, ET
Coordinator: Connie Hodgson
Email: CWB Group

206-19th Ave, Nisku Industrial Park
Nisku, Alberta, T9E 0W8

203-1555 St. James Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 1B5

8260 Parkhill Drive
Milton, Ontario L9T 5V7

4430 rue Garand
Laval, QC H7L 5Z6

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