Examinations in Liquid Penetrant NDT Testing

NDT Examinations

Liquid Penetrant Examinations at Lavender International

We provide examinations for Liquid Penetrant Testing, including PCN personal certification examinations to Levels 1, 2 and 3, plus examinations for employer based schemes such as SNT-TC-1A, NAS410, EN4179, to Levels 1, 2 and 3. We are unable to offer ASNT Level 3 examinations, as these are only available in one location in the UK. For the dates and location of the next ASNT Level 3 examinations, telephone the Lavender office on +44(0)1226765769 or email nicola@lavender-ndt.com

Please Note: PCN require that an exam levy is paid at an appropriate rate.

Level 1

To be eligible for the PCN Level 1 examination, an eye test must be passed (near vision and colour).

The PT Level 1 examination includes a general theory paper, specific paper, and a practical exam.

The PCN requirements for Level 1 PT are: 16 hours training, previous to the exam, and 1 month supervised work experience, to be obtained either before the examination, or within 24 months after passing the exam.

Once the 16 hours training have been obtained, the examination passed, and 1 month supervised work experience obtained within 24 months of passing the exam, PCN will issue certification.

The options for PT Level 1 examinations are:

Initial Candidate

Resit (Theory)

Resit (Practical)

Recertification

Level 2

To be eligible for the PCN Level 2 examination, an eye test must be passed (near vision and colour).

The PT Level 2 examination includes a theory paper, specific paper, and a practical exam.

The PCN requirements for Level 2 PT are: 24 hours training if Level 1 is held, or 40 hours direct to level 2, previous to the exam, and 3 months supervised work experience additional to Level 1 (4 months direct), to be obtained either before the examination, or within 24 months after passing the exam.

Once the 24 additional hours training have been obtained, the examination passed, and 3 months additional supervised work experience obtained within 24 months of passing the exam, PCN will issue certification.

The options for PT Level 2 examinations are:

Initial Candidate

Resit (Theory)

Resit (Practical)

Recertification

Level 3

To be eligible for the PCN Level 3 examination, an eye test must be passed (near vision and colour).

You can view the PCN requirements for Level 3 on the Certification page.

The Level 3 Basic exam must be passed; this is a theory exam containing questions from a range of methods. In addition to the basic exam, the method exam must then be passed. For PCN, there are 3 theory papers, General, Specific, and Written Procedure. In PCN, if Level 2 is not held, the Level 2 practical exam must be passed.

The options for PT Level 3 examinations are:

Basic Examination

PT Examination

Level 2 Practical

Resit

For Level 3 information, click here.