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Level III Titles
Acoustic Emission Testing

NDT Handbook: Volume 6, Acoustic Emission Testing (146)

Supplement to Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A (Q&A Book) - Acoustic Emission Testing
Method (2032)
Eddy Current Testing

Level III Study Guide: Eddy Current Testing (2257)

NDT Handbook: Volume 5, Electromagnetic Testing (145)

Fundamentals of Eddy Current Testing (470)

Supplement to Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A (Q&A Book) - Eddy Current/Flux Leakage
Testing Method (2030)
Infrared and Thermal Testing

NDT Handbook, third edition, Volume 3, Infrared and Thermal Testing (143, 144CD, 144WCD)

NDT Handbook, second edition, Volume 9, Special NDT Methods (134A)

Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer (952)

ASNT Level III Study Guide — Infrared and Thermal Testing Method (2265)
Leak Testing

NDT Handbook: Volume 1, Leak Testing (141, 141CD, 141WCD)

ASNT Level III Study Guide — Leak Testing Method (2266)

All Four Leak Testing Methods - Supplement to Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A (Q&A Books) —
Leak Testing Methods (2033A)
Magnetic Flux Leakage

The MFL Compendium: Articles on Magnetic Flux Leakage (212)

NDT Handbook: Third Edition, Volume 5, Electromagnetic Testing (145)

NDT Handbook: Third Edition, Volume 8, Magnetic Testing (148)

9. Radiographic Testing (144. SNT-TC-1A (Q&A Book) . Magnetic Testing (148)  Supplement to Recommended Practice No. Visual Testing (149)  ASM Handbook Vol. Vol. Technology. 142WCD)  Supplement to Recommended Practice No. Second Edition (2253)  NDT Handbook: Third Edition.Electromagnetic Testing Method(2030) Magnetic Particle Testing  Level III Study Guide: Magnetic Particle Testing. SNT-TC-1A (Q&A Book) .Radiographic Testing Method(2026)  Working Safety in Radiography (232) Ultrasonic Testing  Level III Study Guide: Ultrasonic Testing (2261)  NDT Handbook: Volume 7.Ultrasonic Testing Method (2028)  Ultrasonics: Fundamentals. SNT-TC-1A (Q&A) Book — Magnetic Particle Method. NDE and QC (105)  Supplement to SNT-TC-1A: VT (Q & A Book) (2034)  Materials and Processes for NDT Technology (2250) . Revised Edition (2029) Radiographic Testing  Level III Study Guide: Radiographic Testing (2259)  NDT Handbook: Volume 4. Ultrasonic Testing (147)  Supplement to Recommended Practice No. Liquid Penetrant Tests (142. Supplement to Recommended Practice No. 3rd Edition. Volume 8. 144CD.Second Edition (2027) Liquid Penetrant Testing  Level III Study Guide: Liquid Penetrant Testing (2255)  NDT Handbook: Volume 2. SNT-TC-1A (Q&A Book) . 144WCD)  Supplement to Recommended Practice No. Applications (341) Visual Testing  Level III Study Guide: Visual and Optical Testing (2263)  NDT Handbook. 17.Liquid Penetrant Testing Method. 142CD. SNT-TC-1A (Q&A Book) .

Standard Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel. For the full topical outlines and complete list of references. Exam NDT Basic Nondestructive Testing ET Electromagnetic Testing IR Infrared/Thermal Testing LT Leak Testing No. Clicking on an exam will take you to an abbreviated topical outline and reference page for that exam. of Items* Time Certification Required for ASNT NDT Level 135 4 hrs 135 4 hrs NDT only 90 2 hrs NDT only 135 4 hrs NDT only 90 2 hrs NDT only 90 2 hrs NDT and ACCP 135 4 hrs NDT only 90 2 hrs NDT and ACCP 135 4 hrs NDT and ACCP 135 4 hrs NDT and ACCP III Certification MFL Magnetic Flux Leakage Testing MT Magnetic Particle Testing NR Neutron Radiographic Testing PT Liquid Penetrant Testing RT Radiographic Testing UT Ultrasonic Testing . see the topical outlines listed in the American National Standard ANSI/ASNT CP-105.Basic and Method Exams ASNT NDT Level III certification candidates are required to pass both the NDT Basic and a method examination in order to receive the ASNT NDT Level III certificate. Exam Specifications The table below lists the number of questions and time allowed for each exam.

etc. and production technology  Properties of materials. brazing. having 135 questions of equal value.  Administration of NDT personnel certification programs  SNT-TC-1A. and isotope methods)  Neutron radiography  Ultrasonic testing  Eddy current and flux leakage testing  Liquid penetrant testing  Magnetic particle testing  Leak testing  Acoustic emission testing  Visual testing  Thermal/infrared  Materials. 2011 edition  General familiarity with other NDT methods  Radiography (safety. origin of discontinuities. fabrication. soldering. X-ray. The number of graded items still exceeds the minimum number of questions required by industry certification standards. surface treatment. forging. 2011 edition  ASNT CP-189.VT Visual Testing 90 2 hrs NDT and ACCP * Up to 20% of the examination items (questions) may be “provisional” questions that do not count towards the examinee’s examination score but are included to develop statistical data. adhesive bonding. Level III NDT Basic Topical Outline This examination is 4 hours in length. welding. heat treatment. machining. These items are included as part of ASNT’s efforts for continuous examination improvement in accordance with industry-accepted psychometric principles.)  Dimensional metrology . and failure modes  Materials processing (casting.

 Level III Study Guide: Basic (2251)  SNT-TC-1A (2011 edition) (2071)  Supplement to Recommended Practice No. PlusRecommended Practice No. 17. having 135 questions of equal value. For thinner or less dense materials such as aluminum. SNT-TC-1A (2011 edition) (2192)  Materials and Processes for NDT Technology (2250)  ANSI/ASNT CP-189 (2011 edition) (2508)  NDT Handbook: Volume 10.  Principles and Theory  Equipment/Materials  Electrically generated sources  Particulate radiation sources  Radiation detectors  Techniques/Calibration  Imaging considerations  Film processing  Viewing of radiographs  Judging radiographic quality  Exposure calculations  Radiographic techniques  Interpretation and Evaluation  Procedures  Safety and Health  Exposure hazards  Methods of controlling radiation exposure  Operational and emergency procedures  Dosimetry and Film Badges .References The number in parentheses following each reference is the ASNT catalog number. Topical Outline This examination is 4 hours in length. gamma radiation is generally used. NDT Overview (140)  ASM Handbook Vol. and for thicker or denser materials. SNT-TC-1A: Complete Set of Supplements. electrically generated x-radiation (X-rays) are commonly used. NDE and QC (105) About Radiographic Testing (RT) Industrial radiography involves exposing a test object to penetrating radiation so that the radiation passes through the object being inspected and a recording medium placed against the opposite side of that object.

Radiographic Testing Method(2026)  Working Safety in Radiography (232) .  Level III Study Guide: Radiographic Testing (2259)  NDT Handbook: Volume 4. Radiographic Testing (144. SNT-TC-1A (Q&A Book) . 144WCD)  Supplement to Recommended Practice No.References The number in parentheses following each reference is the ASNT catalog number. 144CD.