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|PURPOSE: This standard establishes the minimum requirements for
the qualification and certification of personnel performing
nondestructive testing (NDT), nondestructive inspection (NDI), or
nondestructive evaluation (NDE) in the aerospace manufacturing,
service, maintenance and overhaul industries. For the purposes of
this standard, the term NDT will be used and will be considered
equivalent to NDI and NDE.
In Europe, the term "approval" is used to denote a written
statement by an employer that an individual has met specific
requirements and has operating approval. Certification per EN
ISO/CEI 17024 is not required by this standard unless specified by
local or regulatory requirements. The term "certification" as
defined in paragraph 3.1 is used throughout this standard as a
substitute for the term "approval". Except when otherwise specified
in the written practice, certification in accordance with this
standard includes operating approval.
APPLICABILITY: This standard applies to personnel using NDT
methods to test and/or accept materials, products, components,
assemblies or sub-assemblies. This standard also applies to
personnel directly responsible for the technical adequacy of the
NDT methods used, who write NDT procedures and/or work
instructions, who audit NDT facilities, or who provide technical
NDT support or training.
This standard does not apply to individuals who only have
administrative or supervisory authority over NDT personnel or to
research personnel developing NDT technology for subsequent
implementation and approval by a certified Level 3. Personnel
performing specialized inspections using certain direct readout
instruments as determined by a Level 3 certified in the method, do
not require qualification or certification to this standard.
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