AINDT Certification Board

AINDT is well recognised internationally and has achieved third-party JAS-ANZ accreditation for its certification scheme to meet the requirements of ISO17024. It was one of the first countries in the world to achieve this when, in 2005, the latest version of ISO9712 was issued. Consequently, AINDT has played a leading role in the harmonisation of NDT personnel certification schemes in the SE Asia region through the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Regional Cooperation Agreement (RCA).

When completed in 2010/12 this agreement should ensure recognition of the qualifications of certified NDT personnel throughout the SE Asia region including major countries such as China, Australia, Japan, India, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, S Korea, Pakistan etc.

AINDT have a Mutual Recognition Agreement with the European Federation of Non-Destructive Testing (EFNDT) which recognises, in principle, the qualifications of personnel certified by AINDT and members of EFNDT. In addition, personnel who seek endorsements for nozzle and node connections can also seek recognition through an agreement with the British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing to gain approval to inspect complex weld geometries in accordance with the European Union’s Pressure Equipment Directive (PED).

The Certification Board provides examinations through a network of Authorised Qualifying Body’s and through its own examination centres thoughout Australia. The number of disciplines certified (methods/sectors) are quite diversified. As well as providing certification to ISO9712/AS3998 the Certification Board also provides certification for limited inspection to ISO20807/AS4635. One that is growing in prominence over recent times is certification for Pest Inspectors using thermographic techniques.

This website contains valuable information and links to the processes used to achieve certification and how to apply for examinations etc. The Guide to Qualification and Certification, also accessed through this website, provides additional information on certification and its relationship to national and international standards.


1 - I have finished my training and sat my exams, am I now certified with AINDT?

No. Once you have completed your training and sat exams, you must apply to AINDT certification to get certified with us.

2 - How many months do I need for my training and experience?

This is dependent on which method of NDT and which level you would like to apply. Please refer to our relevant section in the relevant guide below:
NDT Guide to Certification Clause 3.8

3 - Where can I get my training for NDT/CM?

AINDT does NOT conduct any sort of formal training for CM. All AINDT Approved Training Bodies are listed on the AINDT website

NDT Training Bodies - CLICK HERE

4 - How long does it take to receive my certificate and ID card?

If ALL documentation is in order with a completed application with no faults, then the turnaround time is a maximum of 21 days.

Please note: It is 21 days from the time the full application has been received by AINDT. Missing information or documentation on your application may delay this process.

5 - Am I allowed to have a scanned copy of my certificate and card?

No. You may request it only under special circumstances. Please put it in writing and it will be under the discretion of the Federal Office. We ask that all certificate holders to please retain their original certificates, as we will only re-issue the certificate with a fee charged – no scanned copies (Please see our Schedule of Fees, CLICK HERE).

6 - I have lost my original certificate, what should I do now?

If you have lost your certificate, we will issue you another original certificate. However, there will be a cost for the re-issue (Please see our Schedule of Fees, CLICK HERE). You can also use the certification verification tool on the AINDT website to the current status of any certification held (Link Verification tool).

7 - What is the cost for certification?

Please refer to our Schedule of Fees on our website, CLICK HERE.

8 - How do I apply for certification?

The certification application forms are available to download on the AINDT website. Please include all evidence and any relevant documentation, as missing documentation will delay the process of you receiving your certification. You may send us your application via post OR email. NDT application form CLICK HERE.

9 - My certificate is expiring soon, what do I have to do?

Please make sure you apply for Renewal or Recertification BEFORE your expiry date (you may apply 6 months prior to expiry), if you would still like to be certified by AINDT. If we receive your application after your expiry date, it will incur a late fee (see Schedule of Fees). If your application has expired for a period longer than a year, your certification will lapse and you will be required to apply for certification as an initial applicant.

10 - What if I don’t acquire enough training and experience?

You must have the required training hours in order to apply for certification. If you have insufficient experience hours you may be granted Trainee Status.

11 - I am certified under another certification body. Am I able to transfer to AINDT?

The AINDT is signatory to a Multilateral Recognition Agreement with the ICNDT. Persons with certification from an ICNDT signatory certification scheme will be granted entry to the ISO9712 certification from AINDT. The AINDT reserves the right to require persons seeking certification in Australia to undertake additional examinations.

For more information in regards to transfering your certification, please CLICK HERE.

12 - I am certified by AINDT, but I can’t see it on the website’s verification tool?

If your AINDT certification is not up on our website, please contact our office so we may investigate further.

13 - I have had previous NDT Training; will I need to do training again?

You must have AINDT approved training, complying with ISO 9712. If you are unsure, please send us a copy of your certificate so we may advise further.