TR ISO/TS 11774:2022

Non-destructive testing - Performance-based qualification


This Technical Reference provides a method for qualification of non-destructive testing (NDT) personnel, procedures, and equipment for specific non-destructive tests conducted in accordance with documented procedures established within a performance-based qualification programme.

Implementation of this Technical Reference requires cooperation between applicable industry sector committees (ISCs) and qualification bodies to ensure that specific performance expectations are addressed.

The qualification methodology described in this Technical Reference is based upon the ability of a
candidate to demonstrate capability in detecting and sizing critical discontinuities equivalent to those to be detected and sized in the performance-based qualification programme as established by the ISC.

It is possible that second party (employer-based) qualification and approval (e.g. in accordance with ANSI/ASNT CP-189) or qualification and third party certification (e.g. in accordance with ISO 9712 or EN 473), followed by on-the-job training does not provide the required degree of confidence for safety critical inspections, and this Technical Reference provides criteria to assist in preparing an individual for performance-based qualification examinations.

Qualification to this Technical Reference is limited to the specific applications, using the specific documented procedure in the performance-based qualification programme.




Status Current
Edition 2022
No. of Pages 22
ICS Classification 03.100.30 Management of human resources
19.100 Non-destructive testing
Committee Quality and Safety Standards Committee
Available for Purchase Global
Adoption ISO TS 11774 : 2011 IDT