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NAS-410

The National Aerospace Standard - 410 (NAS-410) is an established standard that outlines the minimum qualification requirements for personnel that perform nondestructive testing. This certification is commonly required to perform NDT jobs in the aerospace and defense industry.

Each NDT method requires its own certification. The method's degree of difficulty directly influence the certification requirements. Technicians can earn different levels of certification in each method. This standard covers certification in liquid penetrant testing (PT), magnetic particle testing (MT), eddy current testing (ET), ultrasonic testing (UT), and radiography testing (RT).

Organized/Structured NDT Training

This is a structured training program that teaches the principles, theories and applications of a particular NDT method. Traditionally, this lecturing style training program in done in a classroom setting.

ClassRoom Style Training/Instructor Led Lecturing
  Level I Level II Combined Total
Certifying Method - PT
16
16
32
Certifying Method - MT
16
16
32
Certifying Method - ET
40
40
80
Certifying Method - UT
40
40
80
Certifying Method - RT
40
40
80

Hands on Nondestructive Testing Training/Experience - As it relates to Hours

On the job training with the guidance and supervision of a certified level II or III MT technician.

Guided and Supervised On-the-Job Training by Hours
On the Job Training Hours Level I Level II Combined Total
Certifying Method - PT
130
270
400
Certifying Method - MT
130
400
530
Certifying Method - ET
400
1200
1600
Certifying Method - UT
400
1200
1600
Certifying Method - RT
400
1200
1600