Level I course is recommended for NDT
technicians who are new to acoustic emission testing. Attendees learn the basic principles of AE
testing, get familiar with Level I techniques and responsibilities such as system setup and data acquisition, and study some of the method's major applications.
The format of these courses is based on many years of work by members of ASNT's AE
Personnel Qualification Committee (AE
/PQ). Classroom instructions are given in the following topics:
- Principles of Acoustic Emission Testing
- Detection of Acoustic Emission
- Instrumentation and Signal Processing
- Acoustic Emission Test Procedures
- Applications of Acoustic Emission Testing
- Hands-on training is included and the examination follows the classroom instruction.
A General (written) Examination is offered to all candidates who complete the designated 40 hours of classroom instruction. Documentation of course completion and examination results are provided.
Success in this General Examination is an important qualification towards Level I certification. Certification per SNT-TC-1A is done by the employer who has a Written Practice developed for this purpose. Level I certification normally requires documented on-the-job experience as well as adequate training hours and general, specific and practical examinations.
Prices include course notebook, classroom and hands-on training, lunches, administration of examination and documentation of results.