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NDT CERTIFICATION AFTER YOUR MILITARY CAREER, A GUIDE

Press · December 11, 2015

Source: http://www.midgardscientific.com/article/ndt-certification-after-your-military-career/

"It is important that you have a guide to NDT Certification After Your Military Career. The Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force each have a career field dedicated to inspecting a variety of components. These inspections are performed in such a way as to not damage or alter the components. Regardless of whether we call this process Nondestructive Inspection (NDI), Nondestructive Testing (NDT), or Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE), the men and women who perform it are all in the same predicament when they leave the Service; they are no longer certified.

Why?

Well, to answer that, we must first be clear about what it means to be certified. A certification is an employer’s way of saying they have vetted your training, experience, and ability to pass some exams, and is willing to assume the risks that are inherent in your work. If you skip steps during an inspection and miss something, you can be held accountable, and so can your employer. Additionally, the certification process is owned by each employer. Just because your last employer certified you doesn’t mean your current employer requires the same level of knowledge and experience. Aside from organizations like The American Society For Nondestructive Testing (www.asnt.org), which offers impartial third-party certifications, every certification you will ever earn will be through an employer. If you are currently serving in the military, your Service is your employer. As a matter for debate, it may be that the military does not provide a guide for NDI / NDT Certification After Your Military Career, due to retention. NDT is lucrative as a civilian and there is no incentive for the DOD to shine a light on the green grass.

You can earn an ASNT Level II or Level III certification (and a few others) as soon you as you are qualified and are able to pass the exams. Your military experience will provide you with a qualifications boost that most non-military technician do not have toward certification. These certifications are good for 5 years. The qualifications follow those found in SNT-TC-1A, which is an ASNT recommended practice titled, Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing."

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Nondestructive Testing Career Information
NDT, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance are vital to the daily function of countless companies and civic-minded organizations. NDT Examinations are necessary to ensure safety and reliability for companies, personnel, products, and the public. Pipelines, bridges, motor vehicles, buildings, aircraft, water craft, power stations, trains, pipelines, oil platforms, and refineries are all inspected using NDT testing methods.

For more information, or to talk to an AINDT instructor, please feel free to call 855-313-0325.

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NDT AND THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Source: http://www.midgardscientific.com/nondestructive-testing/ndt-and-the-automotive-industry/

Press · July 1, 2015

"Non-destructive Testing (NDT) and the Automotive Industry go hand in hand. The automotive industry spans a wide range of corporations that involves the marketing, development, and manufacturing of motor vehicles. Motor vehicles serve many functional roles these days. They also serve to drive our desire for adventures, long journeys, road trips and exploration. Motor vehicles have made our lives easier. Travelling, going to work, and driving children to school over long distances is now commonplace.

We take for granted, the safety a modern motor vehicle provides and we place little thought into the advanced testing each one has undergone prior to, during and after production. Lesser still are any thoughts to the little-known process called non-destructive testing or NDT."

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So, what is Nondestructive Testing? Nondestructive Testing (NDT) plays an important role in assuring that structural and mechanical components perform their function in a safe, reliable, and cost-effective manner. NDT technicians perform the necessary tests to locate the indicators and discontinuities that may cause failures or shut downs in such systems. These tests are performed in a manner that does not affect the future usefulness of the object or material – hence, the name “nondestructive.” NDT allows for careful and thorough materials evaluation without the need for deconstruction or damage. NDT is typically used at various points in a part’s life cycle. NDT can be used prior to the use of a component for the sake of quality control. NDT is also employed while components are in use to detect service related conditions caused by wear, fatigue, corrosion, stress, or other factors which affect reliability.

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Increasing Investment in the Global Transportation Industry Drives Growth in the NDT Market

Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/increasing-investment-in-the-global-transportation-industry-drives-growth-in-the-ndt-market-2015-12-08-11203242

Published: Dec 8, 2015 11:02 a.m. ET

"MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Dec 08, 2015 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- Frost & Sullivan finds considerable investment to clear aircraft orders backlog and expand vehicle production to support increasing demand MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stringent regulations for safety and emission control are steering the development of the nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment and inspection services market in the transportation industry. The emphasis on lightweighting and the resulting use of advanced materials are changing requirements for manufacturing and maintenance inspection, accelerating NDT adoption. Even though the transportation sector will lag behind energy industries in terms of NDT market potential, its steady growth and higher acceptance of sophisticated technology will fuel revenues."

Click Here to read the recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the NDT Inspection Services and NDT Equipment Market in the Transportation Industry. For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: http://bit.ly/1X9tSdj

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) is an interactive online Learning Management System is second to none. Complete reading assignments, view PowerPoint presentations, interact with our flashcard review, watch instructor video lectures, complete graded quizzes, and write essays. Our online courses are available on the iPad, iPhone, and Android Devices! Call 855-313-0325 for more information or to talk directly to an AINDT Instructor.

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AINDT Says "Hire our Graduates"

Source: https://www.ndt.org/news.asp?ObjectID=56553

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing has reached an important milestone this month. Since opening in May of 2013 AINDT has had Ninety NDT graduates and twelve graduating classes. Graduates of the AINDT Nondestructive Testing Technologies Program complete five months of online theory training followed by 24 days of intensive hands on training at AINDT’s 6,200 Sq. Ft facility in Baxter, MN. Graduates leave the institute with Level I & II training in UT, RT, MT, PT, VT as well as, their 40 hour radiation safety training.

"Our graduates have been well received by the industry." Says Don Booth, CEO, "We have had great success placing our graduates in the NDT field due to the fact that they have taken the initiative to invest in an NDT education. More and more often companies are moving away from hiring NDT assistants with little or no prior education. Hiring our graduates saves companies many thousands of dollars in training expenses and they experience a higher retention rate with our graduates as well."

To receive graduate resumes from the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing please contact Jon Given, operations manager @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mike Macy, enrollment specialist @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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High Demand jobs Fuel NDT School Growth

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Nondestructive Testing (NDT) is one of the leading high demand jobs that is showing growth year over year. The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is an NDT school located in Baxter, Minnesota, that has currently moved into a new 6400 sq ft building.

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing was founded in May of 2013 by CEO Donald Booth. Their NDT training program consists of five months of online training followed by 24 days of intensive hands-on training at their Baxter, MN facility. Graduates will use radiographic, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, and visual inspection tools, among others, to learn the skills necessary to enter into the field of nondestructive testing. These skills will be used for inspection in a vast array of fields such as, aerospace, aviation, pipeline integrity, railroad, refineries, as well as, alternative energies such as nuclear and wind.

Since the grand opening of the NDT School, the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing has had a 95% employment placement. When asked why he believes his school has shown such great success, AINDT CEO Donald Booth replied, "The success of our school is largely due to the fact that skilled trades, more often than not, lead to high demand careers in a shorter time frame of education, which is what people are looking for in today’s economy. Our blended learning program allows for more individuals to be able to change careers without disrupting their lives completely by having to relocate or just drop everything to go back to school. People have lives, family, and commitments, we make it as easy as possible to get an education to move forward in life and get into a high demand career with great pay."

Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/11/prweb13061582.htm

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What is NDT and its Benefits

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July 19, 2015

"What is NDT and its Benefits
Non-destructive testing is a descriptive term used for the examination of materials and components in such a way that allows materials to be examined without changing or destroying their usefulness. NDT or NDE can be used to find, size and locate surface and subsurface flaws and defects.

NDT plays a crucial role in everyday life and is necessary to assure safety and reliability. Typical examples are found in aircraft, motor vehicles, pipelines, bridges, trains, power stations, refineries, buildings and oil platforms which are all inspected using NDT."

Click Here to read about what NDT is typically used for.

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 141.21 to 141.32.

Wonder why you should consider AINDT? Click Here and read about personalized hybrid teaching school for nondestructive testing.

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Introduction of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

Source: Industrial Technical Services, Introduction of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) on July 18, 2015.

"NDT is a growing field and the needs for qualified analysts to perform NDT inspections is high. So, why should YOU consider a career in NDT? Here are 10 reasons to quit your boring job and start your new career in non-destructive testing."

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    2. Good pay and growth opportunities
    3. Demand for qualified technicians is high
    4. Training and education is readily available
    5. There are a variety of positions
    6. It is a technologically advanced field
    7. Work is challenging, varied, and interesting
    8. It is a rewarding career
    9. Work in interesting places
    10. Establish connections

Click Here to read the top 10 reasons you should quit your boring job and start an exciting career in NDT. Give the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing a call to see if an exciting career in NDT is right for you.

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Mike Rowe Exposes 4-year Universities: “Need Training… Not Degrees

Source: Louder with Crowder
http://louderwithcrowder.com/mike-rowe-exposes-4-year-universities-need-training-not-degrees/

There goes fringe extremist Mike Rowe using inflammatory words like “work” and “jobs” and “training” again. Doesn’t he know about “trigger warnings”?

In theory, higher education should be a major issue discussed in the 2016 Presidential campaign. Marco Rubio put forward a plan to reform it. Hillary Clinton (and Bernie Sanders) put forward a plan to spend more of other people’s money on it.

You say tomato, I say gimme your money you rich. Also, let’s make salsa.
Mike Rowe has an even simpler plan…

Read more: http://louderwithcrowder.com/mike-rowe-exposes-4-year-universities-need-training-not-degrees/#ixzz3n2TsNEKP

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What Does a Non Destructive Inspector Make?

Source: Chron, What Does a Non Destructive Inspector Make?by Fred Decker, Demand Media
http://work.chron.com/non-destructive-inspector-make-20299.html

"NDT certification requires a combination of formal training and practical experience. For example, candidates with a degree in engineering need only one year's experience to be eligible for API certification, while those with a high school education need three years' experience. Each certification must also be maintained through a regular program of continuing education. The PQNDT survey noted that unemployment in the field was approximately 5 percent in 2012, lower than the national average for all occupations, and salaries were up over the previous year. Most respondents to the survey felt confident in their job security, and 49 percent expected job prospects to be better than the previous year."

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 141.21 to 141.32. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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Introducing Young People to NDT

Source: http://www.pr.com/press-release/638566
Hatfield, PA, September 24, 2015 --(PR.com)--

"The article, entitled “Introducing Young People to NDT,” is featured in a special section on NDT Education and Training. It provides an overview of how to prepare, practice, and present an introductory lesson in NDT suitable for a school classroom.

With an aging population of non-destructive testing practitioners, and limited opportunity for school students to become exposed to a career in NDT, it becomes necessary to actively recruit and train young people to fill open positions as the current workers retire. There has been little to no training or education among school-aged children. Phil’s article first explores the process of constructing a lesson plan, which not only explains what will be taught but why it is worthwhile for the students to learn about non-destructive testing. He also offers suggestions for presenting the lesson to students of various ages from his own experiences."

Click Here to read the entire article.

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is a personalized hybrid teaching school for nondestructive testing. To find out if a career in nondestructive testing is right for you, call an AINDT Instructor 855-313-0325 today!

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 141.21 to 141.32. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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A History of Nondestructive Testing

Source: American Welding Society, In the beginning...
https://app.aws.org/itrends/2005/07/021/

Non-destructive testing, or NDT, is a little-known, yet crucial industry. NDT quite simply is the backbone of our industrial society. NDT keeps our technology running smoothly, and our transportation running safely. The demand for certified NDT technicians is constant, and NDT courses and inspection training certifications are available through AINDT. AINDT combines both NDT online training and hands-on experience. NDT has a rich and varied history of trial-and-error, which has grown by leaps and bounds to the high standards that we hold today. What follows is a brief overview of the history of non-destructive testing.

Click Here to read a brief history of the technology of nondestructive testing.

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The Need For Quality NDT Training

Aug09_InspirationalGraphicIn a field as crucial and specialized as non-destructive testing, quality training is key. The ever-expanding industry of NDT requires the highest quality training facilities. We simply cannot cut corners when it comes to expert problem-solving and quality checks that are essential in the NDT industry. The American Institute for Nondestructive Testing offers only the very latest, most innovative technologies from experienced instructors. We offer many web-based courses that allow instructors to interact one-on-one with students, as well as hands-on training in our state of the art facility. We make certain all of our gradutes are fully knowledgeable and qualified in not only traditional exam format, but real-world application with hands-on training. If you are looking for a challenging, rewarding career that pays well and will always be in demand, look no further than NDT.

For more information on the need for quality NDT training, click the link below: http://www.qualitymag.com/articles/92257-the-need-for-quality-ndt-training

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It Begins With Training

Aug07_InspirationalGraphicQuality NDT technicians are increasingly in demand. Non-destructive testing touches every aspect of our lives every day, and NDT technicians are the foundation that keeps our infrastructure safe and effective. NDT technicians keep our aircrafts, locomotives, and cars running safely, as well as preventing pipelines and chemical plants from having failures and downtimes that are both costly and unsafe. Extensive training is the key to qualified NDT technicians. Technological advances are constantly being made, allowing us to update our methods and equipment, which NDT technicians need to be conversant in. The American Institute for Nondestructive Testing offers a two-prong approach to education, with both extensive online training, and hands-on classroom instruction where practical applications are put into practice.

If you're interested in learning more about online NDT training, click the link below: http://www.qualitymag.com/articles/92791-it-begins-with-training

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The Hidden $100,000 Job

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Interested in a high-paying, high-demand career that will never be obsolete?

Read on.

The fact is, most people have never heard of NDT (non-destructive testing), though we all rely on it every day. If you've ever flown on a plane, ridden over a bridge, or soared on a roller coaster, you've benefited from NDT. This field is very specialized, and vitally important to the infrastructure of our nation. Many NDT courses are available online. NDT technicians find faulty welding, parts, and pressure points in every kind of structure and machine you can think of, and a few you can't. If you are looking for an exciting career that pays well, involves travel, and the opportunity to work in a variety of different industries, click the link below for more information, there are jobs waiting for all our graduates.

http://m.thespec.com/news-story/5552638-the-hidden-100-000-job

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In the Nondestructive Testing World, It Begins With Training

Source: Quality Magazine, August 10, 2015
Dave Hyams
http://www.qualitymag.com/articles/92791-it-begins-with-training

"Qualified NDT professionals are in high demand in the progressive petrochemical industry, although NDT is a career field that has little to no exposure within the general population. As training facilities emerge to aid in filling the numerous job openings, available exposure to this very rewarding career is beginning to escalate in popularity.

In today's advancing nondestructive testing world, NDT training is a crucial part of obtaining certifications, job satisfaction and career growth. A great deal of responsibility is placed on our NDT technicians who help keep our aircraft, trains and automobiles operating safely, and our pipelines and chemical plants from having failures and costly down time, with advancements in the equipment and products produced by these industries. The need for a good quality system in each industry is a must to manufacture and maintain functional safe environments for their particular product in each industry. The NDT technicians with proper training will be able to determine which discipline of NDT is best to use for the isolation of anomalies present in the materials under examination. Training can provide the NDT technicians with the theory of how each method works and the advantages and limitations of each method. Training can take the NDT technicians from the theory of each method and teach the technicians how to employ that theory in their day to day inspections to maximize the quality of inspections and be better prepared to deal with special circumstances that often occur in the day to day use of each method."

Read the entire article here.

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 141.21 to 141.32.

To find out if a career in Nondestructive Testing is right for you, call 855-313-0325 and talk to an AINDT Instructor today.

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World Nondestructive Test Inspection Services Market

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Click here to read the Frost & Sullivan report on World Nondestructive Test Inspection Services.

"NDT inspection service has been one of the few markets that performed impressively during the global economic downturn. It witnessed modest growth in 2009 and rebounded with an unexpectedly improved performance in 2010. North America is the main contributor to revenues, due to high government safety regulations stipulating that inspection be carried out regularly, even during the downturn. Even though industries were hit severely during the economic downturn, the global NDT inspection services market revenues registered a growth of 4.7 percent in 2009. However, with the U.S. economy still recovering from the effects of financial downturn and the European economy being troubled by a sovereign debt crisis, the primary regions being outlined for growth in the global market are Asia Pacific and Latin America."

Read the entire report to learn how a career focused offering that addresses unique NDT challenges could be exactly what you need. Contact an instructor at the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing to find out if a career in NDT is right for you.

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Industry Report: Emerging Growth Markets for NDT

Source: http://www.fros...zcxMjc3NDQ0OTI0, PR Newswire

    Have you ever wondered:
  • Which are the emerging growth markets for NDT inspection services?b2ap3_thumbnail_ndt_logo_2.gif
  • What are the key growth drivers and restraints for the emerging markets?
  • Who are the major participants in these markets, and what are their market shares?
  • Which are the strategic growth end-user industries?
  • What are the biggest challenges that market participants need to overcome to achieve growth?

Read this Industry Report on the Emerging Growth Markets for NDT to find the answers. Find out what emerging markets in NDT are generating revenue, which industries are dominating the market, and what you need to know about nondestructive testing.

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NDT Shows Strong Growth

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A report published in Quality Magazine, shows NDT use is on the rise.

"More manufacturers are turning to nondestructive testing and evaluation methods to meet the challenges created by increasingly complex machinery designs and greater demand for component reliability, according to two recently released studies."

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is a licensed career school dedicated to meeting the demands in the NDT industry with graduates eager to enter the workforce and ready with NDT industry knowledge and experience.

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Online Radiation Safety Training

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The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is proud to offer the first online 40 hour industrial radiation safety training program approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

"We've worked very hard to insure our online radiation safety program delivers what employers are looking for in a training program" Said Don Booth, CEO of AINDT. "Our program was reviewed over several months and found to be very effective in knowledge retention for students.

Companies now have a viable, efficient, and cost effective alternative to the standard options previously available to them. Our program includes video lectures, essay requirements, flashcard reviews and many more features that help students retain the knowledge they need to be successful in the field of radiography, and ultimately pass their IRRSP or State card exams."

Call us today at 855-313-0325 to see how our program can benefit your company.

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Radiation Safety Online Courses Now Available at AINDT

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) is proud to offer the first online 40 hour industrial radiation safety training program approved by the Texas Department of State Health Service Radioactive Material Licensing Dept."

Talk to an AINDT instructor today to find out how your company can save money and time giving your employees a great education.

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