During an NDT Indaba, held in February 2013 - following a very successful NDT World conference held in Durban - 2012, the need for an entity that can enhance the professionalism and quality of NDT within industry was expressed. The need for integration of the various training, qualification and certification processes into one workable solution, that would address the industry, as well as end-user requirements, was emphasised. While the framework / individual aspects relating to professional designation process has long been in place, the alignment of functions into one coherent process was required.
Application for recognition as a Professional Body was made to SAQA early 2014.
The SAINT Professional Body for NDT was recognised by SAQA on 30th July 2015 with the acronym SPBNDT
The following SAQA registration ID numbers are:
Please use the following website to confirm this information - www.saqa.org.za, Search the “Services tab” to find SPBNDT and Designations.
Regulate NDT through Professional status suitable to meet the needs of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSPS) and End User requirements.
To confer a Title and Status of Professional Designation in recognition of a person’s expertise and/or right to practice in the occupational field of Non-Destructive Testing in South Africa.