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NDT Training
Training available:

  - ET Method
  - MT Method
  - PT Method
  - RT Method
  - UT Method
  - VT Method
  - Radiation Safety

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Updated: 07/23/2020

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Outsource your nondestructive testing (NDT), radiation safety, and quality assurance needs and gain success through internationally recognized NDT Level III consulting services.


PQT Services Company offers "outside NDT Level III" services that include: personnel qualification services, procedure development and review, third party overview, witness and problem resolution.

Personnel qualification services include documentation review, training (see description of training services below), and qualification examinations.

Documentation review is performed to assure education, training, experience and qualification examinations meet your code, specification and client requirements.

Written general and specific examinations meeting your code, specification or client requirements for each NDT method can be developed and administered in accordance with ASNT Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, ACCP, and NAS 410.

Procedure development and review can be outsourced to relieve the burden of finding the dedicated time needed to accomplish such tasks. Industry experience combined with extensive involvement with ASNT and ASTM standards development ensures document(s) acceptable for use by your NDT personnel and to your clients.

Third party overview, witness and problem resolution is a valuable resource to ensure expected results and reduce conflict. Outsourcing the overview or witnessing of quality activities is cost effective in assuring that specification requirements have been met. Third party services provides a qualified, objective evaluation for problem resolution that is usually acceptable to clients and reduces the potential conflicts of direct involvement with customers. Independent reviews are valuable to support critical decisions. Recommendations will identify significant opportunities for improvement. An extensive background with ASTM, ASNT and the nondestructive testing industry provides internationally recognized expertise. Expert witness consulting for nondestructive testing offers technical interpretations, opinions, and research services.


Registered in South Carolina and recognized as a radiation consultant by many states, including New York and Florida. Radiation safety services are available that include auditing, equipment inspections, licensing, and personnel training (see description of training services below).
Audits include records and field operations review.
Inspection services include, quarterly and annual shielding surveys, proper functioning of equipment, interlocks, alarms, etc., calibration and leak testing.
Licensing activities include preparation of Operating and Emergency Procedures, applications and amendments, and liaison function.
X-ray and gamma ray training is regularly scheduled in Greenville, SC, Jacksonville, FL and Marietta, GA. Initial and refresher training is also available in-house; proposals are provided upon request.


General NDT Level I, Level II, and refresher training is offered for Liquid Penetrant (PT), Magnetic Particle (MT), Radiography (RT), Ultrasonics (UT), and Visual Testing (VT) methods that follow the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) recommended training outlines. The number of training hours for each course will satisfy nationally recognized personnel qualification documents, such as Recommended Practice no. SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT Standard CP-189, ACCP (ASNT Central Certification Program), and NAS 410. You may register online or call us.

Specific training to meet code, specification, or client requirements is available; proposals are provided upon request.

Quizzes are used throughout all training courses to assess comprehension for each major section of training. Successful course completion is based on satisfactory attendance and a final examination score of at least 70%. A Certificate of Completion, issued by PQT Services Company, provides a record of recognized training hours by the instructor for each successful student.

NDT Level I courses are designed to train individuals in the basic theory and practices of the method. There are no training or preparation requirements for students.

NDT Level II courses are designed for individuals who have successfully completed an NDT Level I general training course or equivalent. On-the-job experience in the method may enhance the value of this training course, but is not a prerequisite.

Radiation Safety initial and refresher training for Radiation Personnel, Radiographers and Radiation Safety Officers (RSO) is regularly scheduled and offered in-house upon request. PQT Services' radiation safety training courses comply with training requirements specified in U.S. NRC and Agreement State radiation control regulations.


Training courses are offered in Greenville, SC, Jacksonville, FL and Marrietta, GA on a regular schedule throughout the year. Please check the Training Schedule portion of this website for course offerings, schedules and pricing.

In-house training is available and proposals are provided upon request. General and specialized training can be provided to meet specific employer requirements in accordance with company procedures and/or Codes and Standards such as ASME, AWS, ASTM.


Quality assurance services may be used for vendor qualification and compliance auditing.

Vendor qualification audits are conducted in accordance with codes, standards and client requirements. Checklists are prepared according to ASTM E1359 - "Standard Guide for Auditing and Evaluating Capabilities of Nondestructive Testing Agencies". Each audit report includes an executive summary, audit findings, major items of concern and recommendations for corrective action and vendor approval.
Compliance audits employ specification and procedure requirements to establish checklists for procedures followed by a process demonstration using actual products when available.

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GE Inspection Technologies
GE X-ray Tubes
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National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
Greenville Business List
SC Commission on Higher Education
International Organizations

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