ID No. 0000058335: Radiography Testing RT 3 (TÜV)

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Certification Program Title:Radiography Testing RT 3 (TÜV)
Admission Requirements:
  • Successful completion of BASIC exam according to EN ISO 9712, recognized by the personnel certification body.
  • Valid 2nd level certificate in a given method according to EN ISO 9712 for a period of time determined by the initial practical experience prior to the 3rd level exam.
  • Successful completion of 3rd level qualification training in a given method recognized by the personnel certification body.
  • Visual examination and medical certificate confirming compliance with EN ISO 9712 – minimum 18 months.

Candidates whether employed, self-employed or unemployed shall:

  1. Provide documentary evidence of satisfactory completion of a course of training
  2. Provide verifiable documentary evidence that the required experience has been gained under qualified supervision
  3. Provide documentary evidence of vision satisfying the requirements
  4. Abide by a code of ethics published by the personnel certification body.

Certificate holders shall:

  1. Abide by a code of ethics published by the personnel certification body
  2. Undergo an annual test of visual acuity and submit the results to the employer

Inform the certification body and the employer if the conditions for validity of certification are no longer fulfilled.

Examination Components:
  • Written exam
  • Practical exam
Required Competencies:

A person certified to Level 3 has demonstrated competence in performing and directing NDT operations for which he is certified. Level 3 personnel has demonstrated:

  1. The competence to evaluate and interpret results according to existing standards, codes and specifications;
  2. Sufficient practical knowledge of applicable materials, fabrication, process and product technology to select NDT methods, establish NDT techniques and assist in establishing acceptance criteria where none are otherwise available;
  3. A general familiarity with other NDT methods.

Within the scope of the competence defined in the certificate, Level 3 personnel may be authorized to:

  • Assume full responsibility for a test facility or examination center and staff;
  • Establish and validate NDT instructions and procedures, review for editorial and technical correctness;
  • Interpret standards, codes, specifications and procedures;
  • Designate the particular test methods, procedures and NDT instructions to be used;
  • Carry out and supervise all tasks  at all levels;
  • Provide guidance for NDT personnel at all levels.

Successful candidates have the skills for Non-destructive testing and sound knowledge of RT 3.


5 years until renewal.

10 years until recertification.

Currently implemented in:Poland, Germany