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This course is appropriate for all NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians involved in weld inspection, inspection of castings and forgings during fabrication or in-service inspection.

What will I Learn?

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles of magnetic particle inspection methods
  • Carry out magnetic particle inspection
  • Write clear and concise inspection instructions and test reports
  • Meet syllabus requirements for CSWIP Level 2

Entry Requirements

There are no mandatory course entry requirements. 

Training requirements:

The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is:

  • Level 1 - 16 hours
  • Level 2 - 24 hours (Direct level 2 - 40 hours)

The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend one of TWI's training courses.


Certification requirements:

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is:

  • Level 1 - 1 month
  • Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 4 months)

Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the examination and the required experience is achieved.

Training is in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712 and ends with a certification examination.

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