Non-Destructive Testing Foundations

Free information session

Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 pm in the Irene Lewis Atrium, Stan Grad Centre, SAIT Main Campus

To register, call 403.284.8641 or email

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Starting in Winter 2015, applicants interested in completing Non-Destructive Testing Foundations through online delivery can apply by selecting and completing the Part-Time Application type and select Non-Destructive Testing Foundations Certificate - Distance Education. Applicants will be required to meet admission requirements and complete the selection process.  Students will be required to complete their labs in person on campus June 1 - 24, 2015. 

Applications for Winter 2015 are accepted Aug. 1, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015
Applications for Fall 2015 are accepted Oct. 15, 2014 to Sep. 8, 2015

Program description

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is a very important component of many industries. Identifying potential mechanical and structural failures can save time, money and lives. For example, inspection and reporting must be carried out on equipment in the oil and gas, transportation and aviation industries, just to name a few. The NDT Foundations program assists students entering the growing NDT field by providing a basic overall knowledge of the inspection industry. This knowledge is a foundation for the student to progress through all levels of inspection methods.

In Canada, NDT Certification is regulated by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB). There are three steps to obtaining CGSB Certification; training, work experience, and CGSB exams. These three steps are repeated for each method and level of certification. There are three levels of certification for each of the five methods of inspection within the NDT industry.

Your Career

Graduates find work as technicians in the following industries, pipeline and refinery, aviation, utilities, construction and manufacturing.

Student Success

Strong skills in Math and English (written and verbal) preferred. Non-Destructive Testing is now waitlisted for Fall 2014. Applications for January 2015 will open August 1, 2014.