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ASNT Official Statement regarding COVID-19

ASNT Official Statement

ASNT recognizes that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to be an unprecedented challenge for our members, both personally and professionally. Our members’ and employees’ health and safety is a top priority, and our hearts and thoughts are with any member of the ASNT family affected by the virus.

We monitor information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and ASNT will continue to follow their recommendations as the situation progresses. ASNT staff and the Board of Directors are taking all precautions to help stop the spread of this disease, including continuing the work-from-home policy for staff and the continued suspension of all Society-related travel until it is safe again.

We are committed to reducing the risk of adverse health impacts to the thousands of ASNT members, guests, and staff who participate in numerous ASNT committee meetings, conferences, and events by conducting business via videoconference. We also are taking steps to minimize any impacts on our operations as we strive to maintain all member services as best as possible. 

ASNT Members

While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of millions of people around the world, we know that it has been challenging for Society members. We continue to review requests for membership dues waivers for members experiencing hardships due to unemployment or temporary disability. ASNT also is committed to maintaining the high level of customer support that members expect. For questions regarding ASNT operations, please email customersupport@asnt.org.

Certification

Following federal, state, and local government guidelines, some Pearson VUE centers and ASNT Authorized Exam Centers (AECs) have resumed scheduling certification examinations. If you have an approved application and want to schedule an exam, visit the Pearson VUE site to find a test center’s status in your area. Appointment availability is limited due to social distancing precautions and varies by location.

Career Center

Your career and professional development don’t have to take a back seat because of the pandemic. The ASNT Career Center can support you throughout your professional journey. You can search and apply for jobs, upload your resume so employers can find you, access career resources and job tips, and so much more. For employers, you can post jobs and search our Resume Bank to find your next hire.

ASNT Learn

With the launch of ASNT Learn in June 2020, ASNT has made it even easier to get the training you need wherever you may be to remain current in today’s competitive marketplace and advance your NDT knowledge. Just some of ASNT’s virtual learning opportunities include:

  • Innovation in NDT – Emerging trends and advancements in NDT technology
  • NDT Applications – New NDT technique basics for practitioners in the field
  • Management of NDT, cohosted NDTMA - Become a more successful leader, improve communications, and build an effective organization.

Visit asnt.org/learn to find out more about our learning solutions. 

Events

In 2020, the ASNT Annual Conference was held virtually for the first time. As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, all in-person ASNT events scheduled before November 2021 will be held virtually. ASNT refresher courses will also be offered virtually through 29 January 2021. Visit asnt.org/events to see the schedule of upcoming events and courses.

Sections

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, sections are encouraged to monitor instructions and guidance from local, state, and country governments regarding resuming in-person meetings. Numerous sections continue to support members by holding virtual training seminars and section meetings. To find a section near you, visit asnt.org/sections.

In June 2020, ASNT introduced the ASNT Virtual Section to bring the global ASNT member network together through live quarterly meetings with NDT subject matter experts. By connecting members worldwide, the Virtual Section offers learning opportunities for members on relevant and timely NDT industry topics.

ASNT Publications

Whether you are looking to prepare for an exam or want to stay ahead of the latest advances in NDT, ASNT is committed to providing you with up-to-date developments in NDT through our blog, periodicals, study guides, handbooks, and peer-reviewed papers. ASNT is pleased to offer both print and digital versions of selected publications.

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