Tips on Renewal

Renewal tips

1) Keep all membership cards as they are required to prove concurrent membership at renewal.

2) Ensure you keep all training and attendance certificates for points applications.

Full pdf documents explaining the requirements are available from, a brief explaination is listed below

ASNT NDT Certificate holders are permitted to renew by points at five year intervals unless recertification by examination is required by another third-party. ASNT defines renewal and recertification as follows:

Renewal by Points is done by submitting documentation indicating that certain requirements have been met and does not require examination.

Renewal by Examination requires re-examination in each applicable test method.

Note: Certificate holders have the option to renew by examination instead of renewing by points.

ASNT NDT Level III Recertification Requirements

ASNT NDT Certificate holders are permitted to renew by points at five year intervals unless recertification by examination is required by another third party or if you cannot document the required 25 points:

Renewal by Application

Requirement 1

Submission of 25 Points. The Points systems documents the candidates effort to keep up-to-date, contribute to knowledge, or maintain continued growth in the Method(s) for which the individual is certified, or to expand knowledge in related technologies must be shown by obtaining a minimum of twenty-five (25) points during the five (5) year period of certification through engaging in NDT-related activities.

Requirement 2

Continued active employment in Level III, performing functions as related to the method(s) for which renewal is sought. Such employment must have covered at least 36 months during the valid certification period, but not necessarily 36 consecutive months. At least 12 of the 24 months immediately preceding the expiration of the certification must have been spent in Level III functions.

Requirement 3

ASNT requires a current copy of your signature on file.

Other Important Information


Equalizing your Certifications - This permits you to renew any (or all) of your ASNT NDT Level III certificates when your earliest certificate expires. You pay one Application Fee and one Method Fee per Method. All equalized certificates will then have the same expiration date.


Application Due Date - ASNT certificates expire on the last day of the month listed on the certificate. Renewal applications must be received by ASNT with payment no earlier than 6 months and no later than 2 months prior to the expiration date shown for each method. If equalizing methods with different expiration dates, the application must be received 6 to 2 months prior to the expiration date of the earliest expiring method.


Example 1: An application to renew MT and PT Level III certifications both expiring in July 2017 must be received between January 31, 2017 and May 31, 2017, which are 6 and 2 months prior to July 31, 2017, respectively.


Example 2: An application to renew and equalize an RT certification expiring October 2017 and a UT certification expiring February 2018 must be received between April 30, 2017 and August 31, 2017, which are 6 and 2 months prior to the earliest expiration date of October 31, 2017.

***If the application review determines that additional documentation is required, it MUST be received prior to the candidate's expiration date or the certification will expire.***

Do you have enough points and the required documentation? Renew Online

Renewal by Examination

Personnel that cannot document 25 points during their current certification period may renew by retaking the initial method examination for each method in which certified but must do so before their current certificates expire.

Personnel recertifying by examination need not retake the Basic examination as long as the applicant holds one currently valid ASNT NDT Level III certificate at the time of examination and passes that examination.

Requirement 1

ASNT requires a current copy of your signature on file.

Do you wish to renew your certification by exam? Renew Online

ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP)

ACCP renewal by points is permitted at the first 5-year interval after certification by examination. Renewal by examination is required 10-years after examination unless otherwise noted below. Renewal by examination may be done in lieu of renewal by points.

Renewal of your ACCP Professional Level III will also satisfy the requirements for renewal of your ASNT NDT Level III certificates if you hold dual ASNT certifications.

ACCP Professional Level III

If all of your current ACCP Professional Level III test methods expire after April 2009, you must renew using the new 25-point that is shown at ASNT 25-Point Renewal.

Renewal by examination at the 10-year interval will require successful completion of an abbreviated written examination as detailed in ASNT 25-Point Renewal.


The renewal requirements for ACCP Level II certificate holders vary based on the method in which certification was initially granted. To determine the requirements that apply to you, select the applicable category below.

If you:

Initially received ACCP certification by examination prior to 5/1/04, contact the ASNT Technical Services Department.

Initially received ACCP certification by examination after 5/1/04, submit Renewal Application for Examined Level IIs (pdf).

Transitioned into ACCP based on holding SNT-TC-1A certification, you must recertify by taking an abbreviated practical examination. Submit Transitioners' Renewal Application

Initially received ACCP certification based on holding third-party NDT certification (CGSB, JSNDI, EN-473, etc) from another approved certification body. Submit Renewal Application for 3rd-Party Certificate Holders

Initially received ACCP certification based on AWS CWI & SCWI Certification. Submit Renewal Application for CWI Certificate Holders

ASNT Renewals

ASNT Membership Renewals

All the renewal forms are on line at the website. They are downloadable and easy to complete. 

When filling in your renewal form, please ensure you tick the box for NATL affiliation or you will be put in the International Section and will not receive any information from or about NATL. We are aware of changes by ASNT so an early application would be advisable.