Applied Inspection Systems is your source for quality Nondestructive Testing (NDT) training.

Our courses get you started with a rewarding career in NDT or provide seasoned NDT professionals with additional skills needed for success. Through training delivered at our facility or tailored-to-your-site programs, our leaders in training and certification will guide you to the mastery level your business requires.

AIS Training Class Registration

The best starting place to learn nondestructive testing (NDT) methods is a good basic general-knowledge class that includes an overview of inspection and testing that addresses many aspects of the process, from terminology to techniques.

Personnel being considered for initial certification should complete sufficient organized training, which may include instructor-led training, virtual instructor-led training, computer-based training, or web-based training. Computer-based training and web-based training should track hours and content of training with student examinations in accordance with recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A, 7.2. The sufficiently organized training shall be such as to ensure the student is thoroughly familiar with the principles and practices of the specified NDT method related to the level of certification desired and applicable to the processes to be used and the products to be tested. All training programs should be approved by the responsible NDT Level III.

The training program should include sufficient examinations to ensure understanding of the necessary information.

Recommended training course outlines and references for NDT Levels I, II, and III personnel, which may be used as technical source material, are contained in ANSI/ASNT CP-105 – Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel.

The employer who purchases outside training services is responsible for assuring that such services meet the requirements of the employer’s written practice.

Tuition: $800

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $900

Length: 2 days/16 hours

The best starting place to learn nondestructive testing (NDT) methods is a good basic general-knowledge class that includes an overview of inspection and testing that addresses many aspects of the process, from terminology to techniques.

Personnel being considered for initial certification should complete sufficient organized training, which may include instructor-led training, virtual instructor-led training, computer-based training, or web-based training.  Computer-based training and web-based training should track hours and content of training with student examinations in accordance with recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A, 7.2.  The sufficiently organized training shall be such as to ensure the student is thoroughly familiar with the principles and practices of the specified NDT method related to the level of certification desired and applicable to the processes to be used and the products to be tested.  All training programs should be approved by the responsible NDT Level III.

The training program should include sufficient examinations to ensure understanding of the necessary information.

Recommended training course outlines and references for NDT Levels I, II, and III personnel, which may be used as technical source material, are contained in ANSI/ASNT CP-105 – Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel.

The employer who purchases outside training services is responsible for assuring that such services meet the requirements of the employer’s written practice.

Tuition: $1900

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $2000

Length: 5 days/40 hours

8-hour Level I classroom training includes:

  • Introduction to Visual Testing
  • Physics and Fundamentals of Visual Testing
  • Visual Testing Techniques
  • Basic Visual Testing Equipment
  • Visual Testing of Welds
  • Visual Testing of Castings and Wrought Products
  • Visual Testing Procedures

Tuition: $400

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $500

Length: 1 days/8 hours

16-hour Level II classroom training includes:

  • Elements of Vision
  • Elements of Lighting
  • Optics
  • Advanced Visual Testing Equipment
  • Service-Induced Discontinuities
  • Evaluation
  • Codes, Standards, and Specifications

Tuition: $800

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $900

Length: 2 days/16 hours

12-hour Level I classroom training includes:

  • Principles of Magnets and Magnetic Fields
  • Characteristics of Magnetic Fields
  • Effects of Discontinuities on Materials
  • Principles of Demagnetization
  • Equipment
  • Types of Discontinuities

Tuition: $600

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $700

Length: 2 days/12 hours

8-hour Level II classroom training includes:

  • Magnetic Principles
  • Flux Fields
  • Magnetic Particles and Method of Application
  • Magnetization by means of Electrical Current
  • Advanced Principles of Demagnetization
  • Magnetic Particle Testing Equipment
  •  Types of Discontinuities
  • Evaluation Techniques
  • Quality Control

Tuition: $400

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $500

Length: 1 days/8 hours

4-hour Level I classroom training includes:

  • Introduction to Liquid Penetrant Testing
  • Liquid Penetrant Processing
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing Methods
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing Equipment

Tuition: $200

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $300

Length: 1 days/4 hours

8-hour Level II classroom training includes: 

  • Selection of the Appropriate Penetrant Testing Method
  • Interpretation and Evaluation of Indications
  • Liquid Penetrant Process Control
  • Test Procedures and Standards
  • Safety, Health, and Disposal for Liquid Penetrants


Tuition: $400

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $500

Length: 1 days/8 hours

24-hour Level I classroom training includes:

  • Principles of acoustics
  • Equipment / Materials
  • Techniques
  • Variables Affecting Test Results
  • Procedures

Tuition: $1200

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $1300

Length: 3 days/24 hours

40-hour Level I classroom training includes:

  • Introduction to Ultrasonic Testing
  • Basic Principles of Acoustics
  • Equipment
  • Transducer Operation and Theory
  • Basic Ultrasonic Testing Techniques

Tuition: $1900

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $2000

Length: 5 days/40 hours

40-hour Level II classroom training includes:

  • Principles of Ultrasonics
  • Equipment Calibration
  • Evaluation of Base-Material Products Forms
  • Evaluation of Weldments
  • Ultrasonic Testing Applications
  • Evaluation Standards
  • Phased Array (Optional)
  • Time if Flight Diffraction (Optional)
  • Guided Wave (Optional)


Tuition: $1900

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $2000

Length: 5 days/40 hours

40-hour Level I classroom training includes:

  • Introduction to Radiographic Testing
  • Types and Sources of Radiation
  • Radiological Safety
  • Radiographic Testing Principles 
  • Radiographic Equipment
  • Radiographic Image Quality
  • Radiographic Film and Processing

Tuition: $1900

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $2000

Length: 5 days/40 hours

40-hour Radiographic Testing (RT) Level II classroom training includes:

  • Review of Basic RT Principles
  • Radiographic Artifacts
  • Radiographic Imaging and Viewing
  • Radiographic Exposures
  • Radiographic Techniques
  • Specialized Radiographic Techniques
  • Standards, Codes, and Procedures for Radiography
  • Interpretation of Castings and Wrought Discontinuities
  • Interpretation of Welding Discontinuities
  • Digital and Computed Radiography (Optional)
  • Computed Tomography (Optional)

Tuition: $1900

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $2000

Length: 5 days/40 hours

24-hour classroom training includes:
  • Radiographic Testing
  • Factors Affecting the Interpretation of the Test Results
  • Weld Joints and Welding Processes
  • Film Processing
  • False Indications
  • Indication, Discontinuities, and Defects
  • Film Evaluation

Tuition: $1200

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $1300

Length: 3 days/24 hours

40-hour radiation safety classroom training includes:

  • Fundamentals of Radiation Safety
  • Types of Radiation
  • Origin of Radiation and Interaction with Matter
  • Exposure and Effects
  • Radiation Exposure
  • Biological Effects of Exposure
  • Controlling Exposure
  • Time
  • Distance
  • Shielding
  • Radiation Detection
  • Radiation Survey Instruments
  • Survey Requirements/Techniques
  • Personnel Monitoring Devices
  • Radiographic Equipment
  • Exposure Devices and Collimators
  • Source Changers and Storage Containers
  • Daily/Quarterly Inspections
  • RAM Inventory, Leak Tests, and Repairs
  • Regulations
  • Licensing/Registration Requirements
  • Notices, Reports, and Records
  • Labeling, Boundaries, and Posting
  • Maximum Allowable Doses
  • Personnel Training Requirements
  • Transportation Requirements
  • Surveys and Monitoring
  • Operating and Emergency Procedures
  • Site/Installation Requirements
  • Operating Procedures
  • Handling/Securing of Sources
  • Personnel Responsibilites
  • Emergency Procedures

Tuition: $1900

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $2000

Length: 5 days/40 hours

Course Outline

  • Radiation Safety Fundamentals
  • Radiographic Equipment
  • RSO Training Requirements and Responsibilities
  • Rules, Regulations, and Procedures
  • Internal Inspections and Annual Training

* Note: This RSO training course is designed for industrial radiographic operations but the course could be tailored to fit your specific needs. Additional pricing would apply. Please call for more information. 

Tuition: $800

Registration: $100

Materials: $0

Exam: $0

Total: $900

Length: 2 days/16 hours

Quality Guarantee

AIS classes can satisfy the recommendations of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing.

Payment Terms

Fees are payable one week prior to the first day of the course. Fees include textbooks, handout materials, course tests, and training records and certificates. Payment may be made by cash, check payable to “Applied Inspection Systems” or by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards accepted).

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you cancel your enrollment, we must be notified at least five (5) working days prior to the first day of the course. Otherwise, only 50% of the course fee will be refunded. If we cancel a course, you will be issued a 100% refund.