The ASNT NDT Level III program provides third-party certification for nondestructive testing (NDT) or predictive maintenance (PdM) personnel whose specific jobs require knowledge of the technical principles underlying the nondestructive tests they perform, witness, monitor or evaluate. The program provides a system for ASNT NDT Level III certification in NDT and Pd.M. in accordance with Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A. Certification under this program results in the issuance of an ASNT certificate and wallet card attesting to the fact that the certificate holder has met the published guidelines for the Basic and Method examinations as detailed in Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A.
The Level III shall:
- Protect the safety, health, and welfare of the public in the performance of professional duties. Should the case arise where the Level III faces a situation where the safety, health, and welfare of the public are not protected.
- Apprise the proper authority if it is evident that the safety, health, and welfare of the public are not being protected.
- Refuse to accept responsibility for the design, report, or statement involved.
- If necessary, sever relationship with the employer or client.
- Undertake to perform assignments only when qualified by training and experience in the specific technical fields involved. In the event a question arises as to the competence of an Level III to perform an assignment in a field of specific discipline which cannot be otherwise resolved to the Ethics Committee’s satisfaction, the Ethics Committee, either upon request of the Level III, or by its own volition, may require him/her to submit to an appropriate inquiry by or on behalf of the Ethics Committee.
- Be completely objective in any professional report, statement, or testimony, avoiding any omission which would, or reasonably could, lead to fallacious inference, finding, or misrepresentation.
- Express an opinion as a technical witness before any court, commission, or other tribunal, only when such opinion is founded upon adequate knowledge of the facts in issue, upon a background of technical competence in the subject matter, and upon an honest conviction of the accuracy or propriety of the testimony.