ASNT Standards and Recommended Practices


ASNT has been developing American National Standards (ANS) in the area of nondestructive testing personnel qualification and certification (PQ&C) since 1987. ASNT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a Standards Developing Organization.

Standards Development Committee

The Standards Development Committee (SDC) was established by the ASNT Board of Directors to develop and maintain ASNT American National Standards. The SDC and its subcommittees handle ASNT’s Standards activities. This section includes information about the SDC and its subcommittees, including their responsibilities, and current membership. This section has information on how to join the SDC or its subcommittees.

Current Activity

The following documents are either published or in development by ASNT. Click on a standard or proposed standard for more information, including its current status and how to participate in its development or, for a current American National Standard (ANS), request an interpretation. The designations and titles of proposed standards are subject to change.

SNT-TC-1A (2006)

Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A: Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing.

ANSI/ASNT CP-189-2006

ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel. (Current ANS.)


In-line Inspection Personnel Qualification and Certification (Current ANS.)

ANSI/ASNT CP-105-2006

ASNT Standard Training Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel. (Current ANS.)

ANSI/ASNT CP-106-2007

Nondestructive Testing – Qualification and Certification of Personnel (Formerly identified as ASNT 9712-2006, this is the American National Standard adoption of ISO 9712:2005.)

ASNT CP-107-2007

ASNT Standard for Performance-Based Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel. (Proposed.)


Guidelines on how to submit comments to ASNT on current or proposed American National Standards.


Current calendar of upcoming SDC and SDC subcommittee meetings.

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