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Every designated individual must accumulate CPD points in order to qualify for renewal of the Designation.

The CPD system functions in a cycle of one (1) year. This period corresponds to the period of validity of the designation certificate issued to Operators and Technicians.

The annual cycle of each commences on the anniversary of the date of which such person was designated by SPBNDT, which date appears on the individuals designation certificate, and which date in one year also constitutes the expiry date, when such individual is required to apply for renewal of his/her Designation.

A designated individual may not accumulate less than the required number of CPD points per cycle but may accumulate additional points if they so wish, however the additional points cannot be transferred to the next annual cycle.

CRITERIA FOR ACQUIRING CPD POINTS

The total number of CPD points consists of a fixed total of compulsory points as well as an option to choose from a number of optional activities to make up the total of CPD points required for renewal.

CPD is specified separately for operators and technicians as follows;

NDT Operator

Annually 20 CPD points are required.

Points are issued based on the submission of evidence to support the following to the Professional Body:

Activity Point Value Maximum Points Allowed
Compulsory
  • Complete Annual Professional Body Questionnaire
10 10
Additional points required can be made up of any of the following:
  • Subscription to NDT Journal / Magazine
2 per subscription 4
  • Attend formal Meetings / Workshop / Seminar - NDT related
3 per workshop 12
  • Attend formal documented company, computer-based, self-study (Documents must include number of contact hours and verification of successful completion)
2 per contact hours 10
  • Committee member of NDT Association / Body (nationally or internationally)
2 per committee 4

NDT Technician

Annually 30 CPD points are required.

Points are issued based on the submission of evidence to support the following to the Professional Body:

Activity Point Value Maximum Points Allowed
Compulsory
  • Subscription to NDT Journal / Magazine
10 10
Additional points required can be made up of any of the following:
  • Subscription to NDT Journal / Magazine
2 per subscription 4
  • Attend formal Meetings / Workshop / Seminar - NDT related
3 per workshop 12
  • International Membership association / body for NDT
2 per contact hours 4
  • Compile a NDT related technical article
4 per article 4
  • Training / mentoring of personnel (not valid for full time NDT lecturers)
1 per 8 contact hours 16
  • Committee member of NDT Association / Body (nationally or internationally)
2 per committee 4

RECORDING OF CPD ACTIVITIES

Individuals must record their CPD activities in the following manner:

Complete the annual questionnaire ensuring all requested personal information is current. Click to download

Provide evidence of subscription to NDT Journal / Magazine. Members nominated as the Company representatives of corporate memberships may claim points for documents supplied by the relevant organisation.

Obtaining in writing evidence of the following as a minimum after attending Meetings / Workshop / Seminar that are NDT related:

Documents that include number of contact hours and verification of successful completion of attended formal documented company, computer-based, self-study training.

Written confirmation from the relevant NDT Association / Body (nationally or internationally) that the member is currently serving as a committee member or was part of a team performing tasks on behalf of the organisation.

Supply a copy of a technical article and evidence of where it is published.

Written evidence of training given, type of training, list of attendees including signatures of such, venue, date and time, contact time.

AUDITING OF RECORDED CPD ACTIVITIES

The SPBNDT may conduct random audits, as it deems necessary and practicable, of records of all registered individuals.

Random audits will be conducted at the individuals place of work, but the SPBNDT can in the event of irregularities request an individual to send, within two (2) weeks of receiving notification to this effect, further documentary evidence of the claimed CPD activities.

The SPBNDT must advise the individual, within four (4) weeks after completion of an audit on activities, of the outcome of such audit.

Although employers of designated individuals will most likely keep evidence as proof of CPD activities of their specific registered individuals, every designated individual must retain documentary evidence of his/her CPD activities undertaken during the annual cycle, and be able to present such evidence when requested by SPBNDT to do so. The individual must retain such evidence for at least 5 years.

If during an audit a designated individual is assed as having not met the requirements, the record and verification documentation of such individual must be referred to designation committee for a decision regarding remedial steps and such an individual will automatically be earmarked for re-audit during the next year.

NON-COMPLIANCE

In the event of a registered individual not complying with the requirements of the CPD system, the SPBNDT may impose any one or more of the following conditions;

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