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PCN Qualifications Play Important Role Outside of Europe too

PCN Qualifications by SGS

PCN Qualifications by SGS

The demand for good qualified Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) inspectors holding a well acknowledged certification is growing rapidly all over the world. NDT experts often make critical judgments that can have both financial and safety-related consequences. Certification presents objective evidence of the knowledge and skill level of the person conducting an inspection.

British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT - developed a program, called: Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing (PCN). The PCN Scheme is a reliable and cost-effective method of satisfying NDT personnel qualification and certification and quality management systems requirements. PCN conforms to EN 473, and ISO 9712 and is setting industry standards in the UK and taking a leading role both in Europe and worldwide.

The SGS NDT Training and Examination Center provides training and examination of NDT operators in accordance with recognized worldwide standards. SGS is currently holding a range of PCN training courses and examinations in Shanghai and around the SE Asian region.

The first PCN courses in English for overseas candidates from the Middle East region were also conducted. After an extensive training course of 15 days and the successful completion of the examinations they returned to their home countries with PCN level 2 qualifications. This demonstrates an increasing need in the market for EN 473 qualifications outside of Europe. In future, even more companies will invest in quality NDT training.

The SGS NDT training courses, and examinations, are available in both English and Chinese. Although China and the SE Asian region are the primary focus for SGS, we also offer our services anywhere in the world on demand. Courses and Examinations are available on almost a weekly basis and are graded by Level 3 SGS Examiners who are authorized by PCN.

For more information about the SGS NDT Training and Examination Center, please visit:

SGS also provides comprehensive Non-Destructive Testing services. The scope of SGS covers both conventional and advanced NDT methods. To find out more, please visit:

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 55,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

NDT Training & Examination Center SGS-CSTC China
2F, Building 8,
69 Kangqiao Industrial Park,
1159 East Kangqiao Road,
Pudong District,
Shanghai 201319, P.R.C.

t: +86 (0)21 6818 3905

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