We are launching a new online certification management system on November 6. Over the next few weeks, ISQ UTPA applicants can expect a temporary blackout period. We resume application processing as soon as possible.
A candidate's ability to perform ultrasonic testing (UT) is assessed through a hands-on, practical examination. They will inspect, locate, interpret, and evaluate discontinuities, and properly document test results for a minimum number of specimens containing actual or artificially induced discontinuities that represent those found in the product type and industry sector for which qualification is sought. Candidates must pass the UTPA weld examination using manual and semi-automated scanning techniques. Additional details may be found in the UTPA Protocol document O&G-UTPA-4 and the exam instructions O&G-UTPA-5.
*All phased array (PAUT) instruments shall be cleared of all setup files, data files, screen shot images, and reports prior to examination. The proctor will verify that the instrument has been cleared of these files prior to and after the examination.
Candidates must present two forms of original (no photo copies), valid (unexpired) IDs; one form as a primary ID (government issued with name, recent recognizable photo, and signature) and one form as a secondary ID (with at least a name and signature, or name and recent recognizable photo).
For the ISQ Phased Array exam session, candidates cannot leave for lunch, but are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to eat in the exam room. This is an eight-hour exam session.
Candidates who fail the exam shall meet the following conditions to apply and retake the examination.