HT-Hull Maintenance Technician

Rating Description


Hull Maintenance Technicians (HT) plan, supervise, and perform tasks necessary for fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair of shipboard structures, plumbing, sewage, and piping systems; organize and supervise personnel in maintenance and hull repairs; instruct personnel and enforce safety and security procedures; and prepare records and reports. For more detailed information, see the Rating Information Card.

There are 10 credentials closely related to the tasks performed in this Rating that may be attainable as soon as Class "A" technical school has been completed. Sailors can take advantage of these credentialing opportunities shortly following their initial training. Select "< 1 Year" for the "Experience after 'A' School" filter in the "Related Credentials" section to view these credentials.

Voluntary Education

In addition to obtaining certifications in your field, voluntary education is another way to enhance job performance. Options for voluntary education include:

For help in making informed choices on schools and education programs when using tuition assistance, see:

Navy Learning Center Recommended Degrees for HT-Hull Maintenance Technician

The following occupational-related degrees are recommended by the Navy Learning Center and are listed in the Navy Learning and Development Roadmap (LaDR) for HT.

Recommended Associate Degrees

  • Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Management

Recommended Bachelor/Master Degrees

  • Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Management

Collateral Duty / Out of Rate Assignments

Navy collateral duties/out of rate assignments play a vital role in the day-to-day operations and duties that Officers and Enlisted Sailors perform. Certifications and licenses are also available in these collateral duties/out of rate assignments, so please go to the Collateral Duty/Out of Rate Assignments search feature (under the Navigator) and explore more opportunities to get certified.

Opportunities Related to Academic Degrees

Out of rate or designator requests for exam funding for credentials related to an earned academic degree or a semester course may also be funded if it can be directly related to an industry certification or state license.

For example, if you have a degree in Human Resources but are serving as a Culinary Specialist, you can get funding for a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

If the completed degree is not in the Sailor's Joint Service Transcript (JST), the Sailor must provide proof of completion with the Voucher Request Form, OPNAV 1500/57 for funding approval. The requested credential must be included on the Navy COOL website, and the Sailor must meet all other eligibility requirements.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Prior Rate or Designator Sailors

If you have cross-rated or redesignated, you now are eligible for certifications and licenses mapped to your prior rating or designator. The “Navy Bucks” icon on the Navy COOL page for your previous position/rate indicates which certifications and licenses may be funded.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities Related to Off-Duty or Command-Sponsored Training

If you can document that you have completed an on- or off-duty training course that fully prepares you for a civilian certification or license, you may now be eligible to have it funded.

For example, if you took a Command-sponsored Emergency Medical Technician course, you may be eligible for funding for an EMT Basic credential.

The requested credential must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

College course completion must be annotated in your Joint Service Transcript. Formal off-duty or command-sponsored training should be visible in your Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ). In lieu of an ETJ entry (where training cannot be entered into the ETJ) you will need to submit some form of, proof of completion (a certificate of completion from the course/training is sufficient). If neither of the previously mentioned methods of validating proof of completion are available, then a command correspondence (such as a command letter, memo, or PG-13 form) describing the training along with the OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Navy Reservists

If you are a Navy Reservist, officer or enlisted, you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to your civilian occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

To validate your civilian occupation, you will need a screen shot from Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) showing the Civilian Occupational Code. Please send the NSIPS screenshot with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

In lieu of NSIPS documentation you may also submit a command endorsed and executed NAVPERS 1070/613 (PG-13) Administrative Remarks form noting your civilian occupation along with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form). You must sign the PG-13.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Prior Other-Service Occupation

If you are Navy (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to prior other-Service (Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your prior other-Service occupation, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a document (e.g. DD-214; or Military Service School completion certificate; or other document) showing your other-Service occupation. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Credentials Earned & Maintained Prior to Joining the Navy

If you are Navy (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials that were earned, and maintained, prior to entering the Navy. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your earned & maintained credential, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a scanned or emailed document (e.g. credential certificate document, screenshot from your credential dashboard, digital badge, etc…) showing the credential earned and maintained. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-2 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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Renewal Period: 6 months

The American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Welder (CW) is a performance-based certification with no prerequisite courses or certifications required. The CW program tests welders on procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal and chemical refinery welding industries. There is a provision to test to a company-supplied or non-code welding specification. Tests for CW are performed at AWS Accredited Testing Facilities located throughout the world and are performance based. Final certification will provide candidates with a "transferrable" credential.

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Renewal Period: Not Renewable

The American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI) is an entry-level credential for individuals who perform welding quality control and quality assurance activities. Individuals who earn the CAWI work in every industry that uses welding as a core process in the manufacture, construction, or fabrication of their products. Those holidng the CAWI perform welding inspections under the active supervision of Senior Certified Welding Inspectors (SCWI) and Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI). CAWI candidates must meet experiential requirements and pass an exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) is a mid-level certification. The Certified Welding Inspector certification is more than a rewarding career. It involves great responsibility and remarkable skill demonstration. A thorough knowledge of the complete fabrication and welding process is a must. The CWI is widely recognized, both nationally and internationally, and successful companies have come to rely on this AWS certification when ensuring the highest level of quality workmanship. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience with a high school diploma and pass a written examination.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

ASNT Central Certification Program-Magnetic Particle Testing (ACCP-MT) Level II, certifies individual's familiarity with the scope and limitations of the Liquid Penetrant Testing method and technique. The certification holder demonstrates the skills and knowledge required to set up and calibrate equipment, to conduct tests, and to interpret, evaluate, and document results in accordance with procedures approved by an ACCP Professional Level III or ASNT NDT Level III. ASNT requires candidates to meet the ACCP-II training and experience requirements and pass General, Specific, Practical and Instruction Preparation Examination. The ACCP Level II certification is also available in five (5) additional Nondestructive Testing (NDT) methods: Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT) , Radiographic Testing (RT), Electromagnetic Testing (ET) and Visual and Optical Testing (VT). The certification sector is determined by which Specific examinations are passed and the certification technique is determined by which Practical examinations are passed.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Barge Supervisor (BS) is an officer who supports the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) in marine-related matters on MODUs. BS’s maintain watertight integrity, inspect and maintain mooring and towing components, and maintain emergency and other marine-related equipment. A barge supervisor, when assigned to a MODU, is equivalent to a mate on a conventional vessel.

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The Machining Level I - Measurement, Materials, and Safety Skills certification is an entry-level machinist credential. Applicants are not required to have any minimal education, experience or training, however passing the exam is required.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP), Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT) is an entry-level certification. CMRT will provide a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of the skills of your industrial maintenance mechanics. CMRT's are responsible for preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance. They perform troubleshooting and analysis, and apply sound maintenance practices in all aspects of their work. CMRTs are multi-skilled individuals whose expertise is primarily mechanical in nature as opposed to instrumentation or electrical. The CMRT exam tests competency and knowledge of specific tasks within four (4) domains: Maintenance Practices, Preventative and Predictive Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Analysis, and Corrective Maintenance. There are no specific education or experience requirements to sit for the exam. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

ASNT Certification of Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel (IRRSP) - X-Ray is applicable to those individuals who perform or supervise industrial radiography utilizing radiation-producing equipment. Candidates must have a minimum of 40 hours of formal classroom instruction in radiation safety topics or 28 hours of web-based training combined with 12 hours of classroom or laboratory training and a minimum of 160 hours of active participation in performing X-ray radiography. The examination consists of a written portion administered by ASNT and a practical portion administered by an institution recognized by ASNT.

Click here to go to ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Liquid Penetrant Testing (ACCP-PT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

ASNT Central Certification Program-Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) (ACCP-PT) Level II, certifies individual's familiarity with the scope and limitations of the Liquid Penetrant Testing method and technique. The certification holder demonstrates the skills and knowledge required to set up and calibrate equipment, conduct tests, interpret, evaluate, and document results in accordance with procedures approved by an ACCP Professional Level III or ASNT NDT Level III. ASNT requires candidates to meet the ACCP-II training and experience requirements and pass General, Specific, Practical and Instruction Preparation Examination. The ACCP Level II certification is also available in five (5) additional Nondestructive Testing (NDT) methods: Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Electromagnetic Testing (ET) and Visual and Optical Testing (VT).

Click here to go to ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Radiographic Testing (ACCP-RT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

ASNT Central Certification Program-Radiographic Testing (ACCP-RT) Level II, certifies individual's familiarity with the scope and limitations of the Liquid Penetrant Testing method and technique. The certification holder demonstrates the skills and knowledge required to set up and calibrate equipment, to conduct tests, and to interpret, evaluate, and document results in accordance with procedures approved by an ACCP Professional Level III or ASNT NDT Level III. ASNT requires candidates to meet the ACCP-II training and experience requirements and pass General, Specific, Practical and Instruction Preparation Examination. The ACCP Level II certification is also available in five (5) additional Nondestructive Testing (NDT) methods: Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT) , Visual and Optical Testing (VT), Electromagnetic Testing (ET) and Magnetic Particle Testing (MT).

Click here to go to ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Ultrasonic Testing (ACCP-UT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

ASNT Central Certification Program-Ultrasonic Testing (ACCP-UT) Level II, certifies individual's familiarity with the scope and limitations of the Ultrasonic Testing method and technique. The certification holder demonstrates the skills and knowledge required to set up and calibrate equipment, to conduct tests, and to interpret, evaluate, and document results in accordance with procedures approved by an ACCP Professional Level III or ASNT NDT Level III. ASNT requires candidates to meet the ACCP-II training and experience requirements and pass General, Specific, Practical and Instruction Preparation Examination. The ACCP Level II certification is also available in five (5) additional Nondestructive Testing (NDT) methods: Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Electromagnetic Testing (ET) and Visual and Optical Testing (VT).

Click here to go to ASNT Central Certification Program Level II - Visual Testing (ACCP-VT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

ASNT Central Certification Program-Visual and Optical Testing (ACCP-VT) Level II, certifies individual's familiarity with the scope and limitations of the Liquid Penetrant Testing method and technique. The certification holder demonstrates the skills and knowledge required to set up and calibrate equipment, to conduct tests, and to interpret, evaluate, and document results in accordance with procedures approved by an ACCP Professional Level III or ASNT NDT Level III. ASNT requires candidates to meet the ACCP-II training and experience requirements and pass General, Specific, Practical and Instruction Preparation Examination. The ACCP Level II certification is also available in five (5) additional Nondestructive Testing (NDT) methods: Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT) , Radiographic Testing (RT), Electromagnetic Testing (ET) and Magnetic Particle Testing (MT).

Click here to go to ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) Professional Level III - Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) Professional Level III - Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) candidates should have the skills and knowledge to establish techniques, interpret codes, standards, and specifications, designate the particular technique to be used, and to prepare or approve procedures and instructions. An ACCP Professional Level III should also have general familiarity with other NDT methods. Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) uses one or more magnetic fields to locate surface and near-surface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials. The magnetic field can be applied with a permanent magnet or an electromagnet. When using an electromagnet, the field is present only when the current is being applied. When the magnetic field encounters a discontinuity transverse to the direction of the magnetic field, the flux lines produce a magnetic flux leakage field of their own. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in an assignment at least comparable to that of a Level II in the applicable NDT method(s). ASNT Central Certification Program Professional Level III certification candidates are required to pass Basic, Method, Procedure Preparation, and Practical examinations.

Click here to go to ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) Professional Level III - Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) Professional Level III - Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) should have the skills and knowledge to establish techniques, interpret codes, standards, and specifications, designate the particular technique to be used, and to prepare or approve procedures and instructions. An ACCP Professional Level III should also have general familiarity with other NDT methods. Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) is used to reveal surface discontinuities and makes it easier to detect flaws than an unaided visual inspection. Liquid penetrant testing is one of the most widely used NDT methods. Its popularity can be attributed to two main factors: its relative ease of use and its flexibility. It can be used to inspect almost any material provided that its surface is not extremely rough or porous. Materials that are commonly inspected using this method include; metals, glass, many ceramic materials, rubber and plastics. Candidates must meet minimum academic and/or experience requirements established by ASNT. Candidates are required to pass Basic, Method, Procedure Preparation, and Practical examinations.

Click here to go to ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) Professional Level III - Radiographic Testing (RT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) Professional Level III - Radiographic Testing (RT) candidates should have the skills and knowledge to establish techniques, interpret codes, standards, and specifications, designate the particular technique to be used, and to prepare or approve procedures and instructions. An ACCP Professional Level III should also have general familiarity with other NDT methods. Industrial radiography involves exposing a test object to penetrating radiation so that the radiation passes through the object being inspected and a recording medium placed against the opposite side of that object. For thinner or less dense materials such as aluminum, electrically generated x-radiation (X-rays) are commonly used, and for thicker or denser materials, gamma radiation is generally used. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in an assignment at least comparable to that of a Level II in the applicable NDT method(s). ASNT Central Certification Program Professional Level III certification candidates are required to pass Basic, Method, Procedure Preparation, and Practical examinations.

Click here to go to ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) Professional Level III - Ultrasonic Testing (UT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) Professional Level III - Ultrasonic Testing (UT) candidates should have the skills and knowledge to establish techniques, interpret codes, standards, and specifications, designate the particular technique to be used, and to prepare or approve procedures and instructions. Ultrasonic testing (UT) uses the same principle as is used in naval SONAR and fish finders. Ultra-high frequency sound is introduced into the part being inspected and if the sound hits a material with a different acoustic impedance (density and acoustic velocity), some of the sound will reflect back to the sending unit and can be presented on a visual display. By knowing the speed of the sound through the part (the acoustic velocity) and the time required for the sound to return to the sending unit, the distance to the reflector (the indication with the different acoustic impedance) can be determined. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in an assignment at least comparable to that of a Level II in the applicable NDT method(s). ASNT Central Certification Program Professional Level III certification candidates are required to pass Basic, Method, Procedure Preparation, and Practical examinations.

Click here to go to ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) Professional Level III - Visual Testing (VT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) Professional Level III - Visual Testing (VT) candidates should have the skills and knowledge to establish techniques, interpret codes, standards, and specifications, designate the particular technique to be used, and to prepare or approve procedures and instructions. An ACCP Professional Level III should also have general familiarity with other NDT methods. Visual Testing (VT) involves the visual observation of the surface of a test object to evaluate the presence of surface discontinuities. VT inspections may be by Direct Viewing, using line-of sight vision, or may be enhanced with the use of optical instruments such as magnifying glasses, mirrors, boroscopes, charge-coupled devices (CCDs) and computer-assisted viewing systems (Remote Viewing). Corrosion, misalignment of parts, physical damage and cracks are just some of the discontinuities that may be detected by visual examinations. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in an assignment at least comparable to that of a Level II in the applicable NDT method(s). ASNT Central Certification Program Professional Level III certification candidates are required to pass Basic, Method, Procedure Preparation, and Practical examinations.

Click here to go to ASNT NDT Level III Certification - Leak Testing (LT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The ASNT NDT Level III program provides third-party certification for nondestructive testing (NDT) personnel whose specific jobs require knowledge of the technical principles underlying the nondestructive tests they perform, witness, monitor or evaluate. Leak Testing (LT) is used to detect through leaks using one of the four major LT techniques: Bubble, Pressure Change, Halogen Diode and Mass Spectrometer Testing. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in an assignment at least comparable to that of a Level II in Leak Testing. ASNT NDT Level III certification candidates are required to pass both the NDT Basic and a method examination in order to receive the ASNT NDT Level III certificate.

Click here to go to ASNT NDT Level III Certification - Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) certification is part of the ASNT Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Level III program. The program provides third-party certification for NDT personnel whose specific jobs require knowledge of the technical principles underlying the nondestructive test they perform, witness, monitor or evaluate. MT uses one or more magnetic fields to locate surface and near-surface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in an assignment at least comparable to that of a Level II in Magnetic Particle Testing. Candidates must pass a written exam.

Click here to go to ASNT NDT Level III Certification - Neutron Radiographic Testing (NR) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The ASNT NDT Level III program provides third-party certification for nondestructive testing (NDT) personnel whose specific jobs require knowledge of the technical principles underlying the nondestructive tests they perform, witness, monitor or evaluate. Neutron radiography (NR) uses an intense beam of low energy neutrons as a penetrating medium rather than the gamma- or x-radiation used in conventional radiography. Generated by linear accelerators, betatrons and other sources, neutrons penetrate most metallic materials, rendering them transparent, but are attenuated by most organic materials (including water, due to its high hydrogen content) which allows those materials to be seen within the component being inspected. When used with conventional radiography, both the structural and internal components of a test piece can be viewed. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in an assignment at least comparable to that of a Level II in Neutron Radiographic Testing. ASNT NDT Level III certification candidates are required to pass both the NDT Basic and a method examination in order to receive the ASNT NDT Level III certificate.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The ASNT NDT Level III program provides third-party certification for nondestructive testing (NDT) personnel whose specific jobs require knowledge of the technical principles underlying the nondestructive tests they perform, witness, monitor or evaluate. Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) is used to reveal surface discontinuities and makes it easier to detect flaws than an unaided visual inspection. Liquid penetrant testing is one of the most widely used NDT methods. Its popularity can be attributed to two main factors: its relative ease of use and its flexibility. It can be used to inspect almost any material provided that its surface is not extremely rough or porous. Materials that are commonly inspected using this method include; metals, glass, many ceramic materials, rubber and plastics. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in an assignment at least comparable to that of a Level II in Liquid Penetrant Testing. ASNT NDT Level III certification candidates are required to pass both the NDT Basic and a method examination in order to receive the ASNT NDT Level III certificate.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The ASNT NDT Level III program provides third-party certification for nondestructive testing (NDT) personnel whose specific jobs require knowledge of the technical principles underlying the nondestructive tests they perform, witness, monitor or evaluate. Industrial radiography involves exposing a test object to penetrating radiation so that the radiation passes through the object being inspected and a recording medium placed against the opposite side of that object. For thinner or less dense materials such as aluminum, electrically generated x-radiation (X-rays) are commonly used, and for thicker or denser materials, gamma radiation is generally used. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in an assignment at least comparable to that of a Level II in Radiographic Testing. ASNT NDT Level III certification candidates are required to pass both the NDT Basic and a method examination in order to receive the ASNT NDT Level III certificate.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The ASNT NDT Level III program provides third-party certification for nondestructive testing (NDT) personnel whose specific jobs require knowledge of the technical principles underlying the nondestructive tests they perform, witness, monitor or evaluate. Ultrasonic testing uses the same principle as is used in naval SONAR and fish finders. Ultra-high frequency sound is introduced into the part being inspected and if the sound hits a material with a different acoustic impedance (density and acoustic velocity), some of the sound will reflect back to the sending unit and can be presented on a visual display. By knowing the speed of the sound through the part (the acoustic velocity) and the time required for the sound to return to the sending unit, the distance to the reflector (the indication with the different acoustic impedance) can be determined. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in an assignment at least comparable to that of a Level II in Ultrasonic Testing. ASNT NDT Level III certification candidates are required to pass both the NDT Basic and a method examination in order to receive the ASNT NDT Level III certificate.

Click here to go to ASNT NDT Level III Certification - Visual Testing (VT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The ASNT NDT Level III program provides third-party certification for nondestructive testing (NDT) personnel whose specific jobs require knowledge of the technical principles underlying the nondestructive tests they perform, witness, monitor or evaluate. VT inspections may be by Direct Viewing, using line-of sight vision, or may be enhanced with the use of optical instruments such as magnifying glasses, mirrors, boroscopes, charge-coupled devices (CCDs) and computer-assisted viewing systems (Remote Viewing). Corrosion, misalignment of parts, physical damage and cracks are just some of the discontinuities that may be detected by visual examinations. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in an assignment at least comparable to that of a Level II in Visual Testing. ASNT NDT Level III certification candidates are required to pass both the NDT Basic and a method examination in order to receive the ASNT NDT Level III certificate.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), while not formally a license or certification in and of itself, is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation's maritime facilities and vessels. TSA conducts a security threat assessment (background check) to determine a person's eligibility and issues the credential. U.S. citizens and immigrants in certain immigration categories may apply for the credential.

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
Bright Outlook – new job opportunities are very likely in the future for this job

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An apprenticeship program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. Go to the Apprenticeship Finder and enter career path or location to find apprenticeship opportunities.

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