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Occupation: Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Technician

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is a group of techniques used to evaluate the properties of material or equipment without causing damage.  It is an efficient and safe way to determine internal cracks or flaws in materials such as metal or structural supports.

Program: Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Institution: College of the North Atlantic (Burin and Port aux Basques Campuses)
Duration: 35 weeks

Entrance Requirements:

High school graduation

Program Description:

The NDT Technician program covers four methods: liquid penetrant inspection, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasonic testing and radiography testing. Students learn how to safely perform testing techniques and complete required documentation.  Students participate in classroom instruction and practical application. 


The program prepares students to write national exams required by the Government of Canada (Department of Natural Resources) Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Certification Body:

  • Radiography (RT) Level I
  • Ultrasonic Inspection (UT) Level I
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT) Level II, and
  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection (PT) Level II