American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)

ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Magnetic Particle Testing (ACCP-MT)


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

Renewal Period: 5 years

ASNT Central Certification Program-Magnetic Particle Testing (ACCP-MT) Level II, certifies individual's familiarity with the scope and limitations of the Liquid Penetrant Testing method and technique. The certification holder demonstrates 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-II training and experience requirements and pass General, Specific, Practical and Instruction Preparation Examination. The ACCP Level II certification is also available in five (5) additional Nondestructive Testing (NDT) methods: Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT) , Radiographic Testing (RT), Electromagnetic Testing (ET) and Visual and Optical Testing (VT). The certification sector is determined by which Specific examinations are passed and the certification technique is determined by which Practical examinations are passed.

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

ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Magnetic Particle Testing (ACCP-MT)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 795 hours
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed are the minimum requirements 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 Ln
Columbus, OH  43228-0518

Phone: (614) 274-6003

Fax: (614) 274-6899
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Candidates must have minimum documented experience of 265 hours in Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) method and a total of 530 hours in Nondestructive Testing (NDT).

Note: Candidates 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 (1) method, and hours spent performing NDT-related tasks may be counted. 

Candidates must have minimum 40 hours of documented training in Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) 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 - Magnetic Particle Testing (ACCP-MT) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidate must agree to abide by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), Central Certification Program (ACCP) Level II Code of Ethics.
  • Candidate must pass a visual acuity examination no earlier than 12 months before submitting the application. A Visual Acuity Report form is included with the application and must be signed by the person who administered the visual acuity exam.

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

  • Principles
  • Flux Fields
  • Effects of Discontinuities on Materials
  • Magnetization by Means of Electric Current
  • Selecting the Proper Method of Magnetization
  • Demagnetization Procedures
  • Equipment
  • Types of Discontinuities
  • Evaluation Techniques
  • Quality Control of Equipment and Processes

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.

  • Bench
  • Yoke

  • 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 - Magnetic Particle Testing (ACCP-MT) examination:

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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 - Magnetic Particle Testing (ACCP-MT)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Magnetic Particle Testing (ACCP-MT) credential has the following recertification information:

At the 5-year interval after initial certification or recertification by examination, ACCP Level II certificate holders may renew their certification(s) by meeting the following requirements:

  • Submit the appropriate ASNT recertification application and fees
  • Re-affirm the ASNT Level II 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 certificate holder's signature, color photo, and current address.

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

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

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

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