The NDT Talent Development Center trains professionals by providing several NDT-related curricula, which include the principle, application, equipment, and practice of NDT. In addition, the Center also provides courses for qualification and certification.
The course is based on KSNT-QCP-001, a Korean version of the Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A. The training courses for radiographic testing, magnetic particle testing, penetrant testing, ultrasonic testing, and eddy current testing are divided into theory and practice and are provided once a year. After completing the course, participants who pass the prescribed test will receive a certificate of qualification for the completed NDT curriculum.
The Korea Electric Power Association has developed KEPIC, an electric technology standard, to overcome problems in applying international standards to the construction and operation of nuclear power plants, the secondary systems of nuclear power plants, and boilers or pressure vessels of thermal power plants in Korea. In this regard, the Society was selected as an entrusted educational institution to provide on-site training under KEPIC. Consequently, the courses on radiographic testing, magnetic particle testing, penetrant testing, ultrasonic testing, eddy current testing, leakage testing, and visual inspection have been divided into the elementary, intermediary, and advanced levels to train NDT personnel accordingly and advance their careers in the power generation industry.
Under the auspice of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), the Society administers ASNT Level III Examinations, which are conducted worldwide, to provide NDT personnel with the opportunity to obtain international certifications and strengthen their international competitiveness. Since 2017, the Society has moved from the traditional paper-pencil method to the computer-based test (CBT) method for accessibility and ease.
This course is intended for NDT professionals who wish to maintain their Level III status. Under the ASNT qualification renewal system (25 points) that was revised in May 2009, the Society provides the 16 hr course 3 times a year (4 points credited) to Korean NDT professionals.