American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)

ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Ultrasonic Testing (ACCP-UT)


Credential: ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Ultrasonic Testing (ACCP-UT) CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), ASNT Central Certification Program-Ultrasonic Testing (ACCP-UT) Level II, certifies individual's familiarity with the scope and limitations of the Ultrasonic Testing method and technique. ACCP-UTs demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to set up and calibrate equipment, to conduct tests, and to interpret, evaluate, and document results in accordance with procedures approved by an ACCP Professional Level III or ASNT NDT Level III. ASNT requires candidates to meet the ACCP Level II training and experience requirements. Candidates must pass the General, Specific, Practical and Instruction Preparation Examinations.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Ultrasonic Testing (ACCP-UT)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 2400 hours
  • Education
  • Training: Minimum of 120 hours in Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)

PO Box 28518
1711 Arlingate Lane
Columbus, OH  43228-0518

Phone: (614) 274-6003

Fax: (614) 274-6899
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Candidate must have minimum documented experience of 800 hours in Ultrasonic Testing (UT) method and 1600 hours in UT Nondestructive Testing (NDT).

Note: Candidate's experience shall be based on the actual hours worked in the specific method. While fulfilling total NDT experience requirement, experience may be gained in more than one method, and hours spent performing NDT-related tasks may be counted. 

Candidate must have 120 hours of training in Ultrasonic Testing (UT) method.

Note: Training hours may include both practical and theory courses. Practical training may not make up more than 50% of the overall level II training curriculum.

The ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Ultrasonic Testing (ACCP-UT) credential has the following other requirements:

Candidate must pass a General Examination, one or more Specific Examinations, one or more Practical Examinations, and an Instruction Preparation Examination.

  • Review of Ultrasonic Technique Course
  • Evaluation of Base Material Product Forms
  • Evaluation of Weldments
  • Evaluation of Bonded Structures
  • Discontinuity Detection
  • Evaluation

Candidate must pass at least one Specific exam. This exam determines the certification sector. The exam covers General Industry questions based upon a supplied general industry NDT procedure and Pressure Equipment questions based upon a supplied pressure equipment sector NDT procedure.

  • General Industry
  • Pressure Equipment

Candidate must pass at least one Practical exam. This exam determines the certification technique.

  • Castings/Forgings (straight & angle beam)
  • Welds (straight & angle beam)

  • Candidate must complete an instruction based upon a supplied general NDT procedure. The Instruction Preparation exam result counts as 15% of the Practical exam final score.

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Ultrasonic Testing (ACCP-UT) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

Testing for this credential is handled by Pearson VUE. The test centers are located in the U.S. They also have some test centers on military bases.

To find out more, use the following links on the Pearson VUE website:

For more information on the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Ultrasonic Testing (ACCP-UT)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Ultrasonic Testing (ACCP-UT) credential has the following recertification information:

At the five-year interval after initial certification or recertification by examination, ACCP Level II certification holders may renew their certification(s) by meeting the following requirements:

  • Submit the appropriate ASNT recertification application and fees
  • Re-affirm the ASNT Code of Ethics and other applicable agreements
  • Affirm continued active employment in Level II functions as related to the NDT Method(s) for which renewal is sought.
  • Submit a current copy of the certification holder's signature, color photo, and current address.

At the 10-year interval after initial certification or recertification by examination, ACCP Level II certification holders must renew by examination by completing the following requirements:

  • Submit the appropriate ASNT recertification application and fees
  • Re-affirm the ASNT Code of Ethics and other applicable agreements
  • Pass the required practical exam(s)
  • Submit a current copy of the certification holder's signature, color photo, and current address

At any time prior to their expiration date, ASNT certification holders may apply to take the renewal examination(s) applicable to their certifications.

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