ASNT and JSNDI Sign MRA for Collaboration Between Certification Programs

3 October 2023

(Columbus, OH) – The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and the Japanese Society for Non-Destructive Inspection (JSNDI) signed a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) in continued support of their long-standing collaboration on  the equivalency of certification schemes.  

“With the launch of ASNT's 9712 Certification Program, we took the opportunity to sign a reaffirmation of our mutual recognition agreement when both societies’ board members were together," said Paul Lang, ASNT Certification Services LLC Executive Director. "We look forward to working together in keeping the world safe with mutually competent and certified NDT professionals."  

Professor Ikuo Ihara, President of JSNDI; Takamasa Ogata, PhD, Director and Past President of JSNDI; Professor Hirotsugu Inoue, Director of Certification and Qualification for JRSNDI; and Makoto Ochiai, PhD, Vice President of JSNDI, signed the MRA on behalf of JSNDI, cementing ASNT and JSNDI's long-standing relationship and desire to work together and explore synergistic opportunities for both societies. 

About ASNT Certification Services LLC 

ASNT Certification Services LLC was established to manage and operate the certification and accreditation programs of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). With more than 33 000 certifications issued to NDT professionals worldwide, ASNT Certification Services currently administers six certification programs—ASNT NDT Level III, ASNT NDT Level II, ASNT 9712, ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP), Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel (IRRSP), and the Industry Sector Qualification – Oil & Gas (ISQ – O&G) program—and manages the Employer-Based Certification (EBC) Audit Program. 

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