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BINDT Certification - ISO 18436


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The British Institute of NDT (BINDT) is an accredited Independent Certifying Body, complying with the criteria of European standard ISO/IEC 17024 : 2003 (Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons),



and offering a flexible, reliable and cost-effective method of satisfying NDT personnel qualification and certification standards EN 473 : 2008 (General principles for qualification and certification of NDT personnel) and ISO 9712 : 2005 (Non-destructive testing – Qualification and certification of personnel). The accreditation of the Institute for personnel certification activities is signified by the use of the UKAS accreditation logo shown on the right.

 The Institute is also accredited to assess and certify/register quality management systems for compliance  with the criteria in the international  standard BS EN ISO 9000 : 2005 series. The accreditation of the  Institute for quality systems certification activities is signified by the use of the  UKAS accreditation logo  shown on the left.

The Institute's Certification services are marketed under the PCN Scheme, which has built up an international reputation for certification of competence of personnel in the NDT and condition monitoring fields. The PCN logo, shown right, signifies the highest standards in conformity assessment and certification, and those who have successfully aspired to gain authorisation to use the logo are justifiably proud of their achievements.

The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT), which owns and operates the PCN Certification Scheme, offers UKAS-accredited certification of competence as described below:


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