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Standards Council

The Standards Council is a Board council that provides the means, methods and actions necessary for the development and maintenance of ASNT standards and other documents for the qualification and certification of nondestructive testing (NDT) personnel. The Standards Council supports the Society’s strategic objectives concerning the establishment of standards for NDT personnel qualifications and certification; develops American National Standards (ANS) and develops adoptions of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards in accordance with the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Per ANSI rules, the Standards Council is the ASNT consensus body for ANS development. ASNT is an ANSI-accredited standards developer (ASD).

Membership on the Standards Council is open to all individuals having a direct and material interest in the NDT profession, representing varied interest categories in NDT, but there cannot be domination by a single interest category. ASNT membership is not a requirement for membership on the Standards Council.

Download the ASNT Standards Council Policy documents (PDFs, zipped)

Meeting Notice

The next meeting will be a virtual meeting on Friday, March 30, 2023.   All directly and materially affected persons are welcome to attend and should e-mail for additional information.

Download the meeting agenda

The StC Fall meeting will be an in-person meeting and virtual meeting held at the ASNT Annual Conference on October 22, 2023 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Central Time.  The conference will be held in Houston, TX.  Continue to check the website for the agenda which will be posted closer to the meeting date. 


The Standards Council maintains the following American National Standards:

ANSI/ASNT CP-189, ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel. This employer-based standard establishes the minimum requirements for the qualification and certification of nondestructive testing (NDT) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) personnel.

ANSI/ASNT CP-105, ASNT Standard Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel. This ANS establishes the minimum topical outline requirements for the qualification of NDT personnel and details the minimum training course content for those personnel. 

ANSI/ASNT CP-106, Nondestructive Testing - Qualification and Certification of Personnel. This ANS is the U.S. adoption of ISO 9712:2005 as modified in accordance with ISO Guide 21 and provides certification requirements for personnel certifying in the ET, MT, PT, RT, UT and VT test methods.

ANSI/ASNT ILI-PQ-2005, In-line Inspection Personnel Qualification and Certification Standard. This ANS establishes the minimum requirements for the qualification and certification of in-line inspection (ILI) personnel, and was developed to address the U.S. Department of Transportation Operator Qualification requirements found in 49 CFR 192 and 49 CFR 195.