You will usually be required to have experience in an onshore role, this could come from Oil & Gas or construction and petrochemical industries. Having a sound understanding of mathematics is helpful as NDT includes quite a lot of mathematical calculations.
NDT has different techniques which are used, it’s worthwhile to look at different job role openings to see what employers are asking for.
In addition, to work offshore, you will require the following valid basic offshore certificates. You can click on each of these for more information, alternatively they're placed in packages in the bottom section of this page.
It is likely that an employer will ask for other certificates too. It’s always a good idea to look at a range of job posts to identify commonly requested training requirements.
There are different types of NDT training, so once you have identified a number of job roles and looked at the requirements you can match them up to the training available which includes:
PCN LEVEL 2 ULTRASONIC TESTING (UT) 3.1, 3.2
PCN LEVEL 2 ULTRASONIC TESTING (UT) 3.8, 3.9
MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTION LEVEL 2
DYE PENETRANT LEVEL 2
WELDING INSPECTION PCN LEVEL 2
RADIOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION LEVEL 2
EDDY CURRENT LEVEL 1
EDDY CURRENT LEVEL 2
PCN LEVEL 2 PLATE TESTING (UT THICKNESS & LAMINATIONS)
VISUAL TESTING PCN LEVEL 2