14 June 2021
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) announces the launch of ASNT Certification Services, Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), a nonprofit limited liability company established to manage and operate the certification and accreditation programs of the Society. The LLC will function under a Board of Managers appointed by the ASNT Board of Directors, composed of ASNT Board members and Society members. The inaugural Board of Managers for the LLC are:
John J. Kinsey - President
Danny L. Keck - Vice President
John Z. Chen - Chair of Finance Committee
Joseph L. Mackin - Chair of Certifications
Paul E. Deeds, Jr. - Chair of Accreditations
Stacy Cotie - Chair of Strategic Management
Neal J. Couture - ASNT Executive Director
With more than 33,000 certifications issued to NDT professionals around the world, ASNT currently administers four certification programs: ASNT NDT Level III, ASNT NDT Level II, ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP), and Industrial Radiography and Radiation Safety Personnel (IRRSP).
“The LLC will separate the certifications and accreditations services from ASNT, which will protect the Society’s financial liability overall. It also helps us achieve operational independence for our training and publication services,” said ASNT Certification Services, LLC President John Kinsey. “Other certifying bodies are moving in the same direction by also separating their certifications and accreditations from their other missions. With the LLC, we are keenly focused on ASNT’s future success.”
The LLC will also provide oversight for ASNT’s Employer-Based Certification (EBC) audit program and the Industry Sector Qualification – Oil & Gas (ISQ – O&G) program. “ASNT has long been one of the most trusted names in NDT, which is why we are looking ahead to take the EBC program global and plan to grow the ISQ program along with ISO 9712 compliant certifications,” said Danny Keck, Vice President of ASNT Certification Services, LLC.
The ASNT Certification Services, LLC Board of Managers and ASNT staff continue to work together to ensure the seamless delivery of certification and accreditation programs. The launch of a new ASNT Certification Services website will be announced soon.
Serving more than 22,000 members, certificate holders, and organizations worldwide, ASNT, based in Columbus, Ohio, is the largest technical society for NDT professionals. ASNT certification and standards programs, publications, conferences, education, membership, and professional development programs are the foundation for expanding awareness of advancements in NDT. Governed by a volunteer group of officers and directors, ASNT is organized by councils representing interests relating to certification, engineering, research, education, and section operations.