SGS Issues Non-Destructive Testing PCN & SNT Training Schedule for the First Quarter of 2015

SGS is pleased to announce the training schedule for the first quarter of 2015 for its internationally recognized non-destructive testing (NDT) training and exam services. Explore our new NDT training calendar.

SGS Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Training Schedule 2015

Personnel Certification PCN and SNT- TC-1A training schedule for the first quarter of 2015 has been released by the SGS Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Training and Examination Center located in Shanghai, renowned for its internationally recognized comprehensive training and examination services.

SGS Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Training Services

Responding to increased demand for competent and qualified non-destructive testing inspectors, the SGS NDT Training and Examination Center will once again provide training, examination and certification for non-destructive testing specialists (, in accordance with EN ISO 9712:2012. The comprehensive course syllabus includes training in both basic and advanced NDT methods certified by the British Institute of NDT, subject to passing an exam.

The SGS NDT Training and Examination Center in Shanghai boasts Authorized Qualifying Body (AQB) and Accredited Training Organization (ATO) status and undergoes vigorous BINDT audits. These accreditations allow SGS to carry out both PCN training and exams for Levels 1, 2 and 3, according to the PCN Certification Scheme, fulfilling standards mandated by the EN ISO 9712 standard. SGS training and exam services for 2015 will cover both conventional and state-of-the-art NDT methods. Courses will be presented by experienced SGS specialists who possess the deep knowledge and expertise required to provide the level of high-quality training to which SGS is committed.

Since training is a key component of the SGS strategy to improve quality and safety the world over, the SGS center in Shanghai will provide a comprehensive curriculum of training in accordance with PCN and SNT requirements. Courses for 2015 ( will include instruction in radiographic, magnetic, liquid penetrant, ultrasonic and eddy current testing as well as visual inspection, time of flight diffraction and phased array.

Courses scheduled throughout 2015 will be held at the SGS Non-Destructive Testing Training and Examination Center in Shanghai with additional courses planned in Shenzhen and in other countries around the world. Upon request, specific courses can be planned at company locations anywhere in the world.

To find out more about the 2015 PCN and SNT training schedule and to learn how to register for courses, please visit the SGS Training Calendar (

The team at the SGS Training and Examination Center in Shanghai look forward to welcoming your personnel and providing them with the training, examination and certification necessary to successfully conduct your business.

SGS Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Services

Non-destructive testing ( provides the most effective testing methods for components, materials and systems used to ensure compliance, identify defects and increase the lifespan of assets. Since NDT does not detrimentally affect any object under inspection, it is a valuable technique which not only saves both time and money during the quality and safety evaluation procedure, but raises confidence in component integrity. In order to ensure reliable inspection, suitable-trained and qualified NDT personnel equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and necessary skills are essential to the industry.

For further information, please contact:

NDT Training and Examination Center
Shelley Xu
NDT Training & Examination Center Manager
2F, Building 8, 69 Kangqiao Industrial Park
1159 East Kangqiao Road, Pudong District,
Shanghai 201319, P.R.C
t: 86 21 61196406
f: 86 21 68183265

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

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