TheÃ‚Â American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. orÃ‚Â ASNT is a technical society for non destructive testingÃ‚Â NDT professionals. ASNT evolved fromÃ‚Â The American Industrial Radium and X-Ray Society which was founded in 1941.Its headquarters is located in Columbus, OH, and there are 70 local sections in the USA and 14 local sections in other countries.
ASNT is a non-profit organization, which is governed by the Board of Directors and the national officers. There are four councils within ASNT:
- Technical and Education
- Section Operations
ASNT publishes and maintains an important standard, SNT-TC-1A, which, with the addition of Codes of Practice ANSI/ASNT CP-189 and ANSI/ASNT CP-105, covers all aspects of qualification and certification of NDT personnel. SNT-TC-1A specifies an employer based certification scheme for Level I and Level II NDT personnel, which is extensively used in countries not enforcing EN 473 (European Union).