The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) has successfully conducted Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing (PCN) exams ‘online’ for the first time. The launch took place on 28 June 2019 at IMechE Argyll Ruane’s examination centre in Sheffield and was supervised by Arthur Jones, Examinations and Project Coordinator, BINDT, and John Moody, Senior Technical Engineer, BINDT.
The PCN Scheme is operated by BINDT for the certification of proficiency of NDT and condition monitoring (CM) operators. Technicians and engineers practicing NDT and CM play a very important role in the NDT quality chain in order to maximize the reliability of inspections. The purpose of achieving PCN certification is to provide assurances of independence, impartiality and conformity to international standards of proficiency in NDT and CM. The PCN Scheme has built an excellent reputation over the many years it has operated and it has been adopted in countries all over the world.