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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:    What Makes X-R-I Testing qualified to provide NDT Training?
A: X-R-I Testing has served the Nondestructive Testing needs of the Aerospace industry for over 70 years. Aerospace primes have come to know and rely on the X-R-I Testing certification as a mark of excellence. All of X-R-I instructors are highly experienced and hold Level 3 certifications in the methods they are training in. Most importantly they have a passion to share their knowledge with the next generation of certified NDT professionals.
Q: What standards do your Training Programs meet?
A: All training programs at X-R-I Testing have been designed around SNT- TC-1A Written Practice and NAS 410.
Q: Where NDT Training Center located?
A: The X-R-I Testing NDT Training Center is centrally located in Troy MI (suburban Detroit). Detroit Metropolitan Airport is serviced by all major airlines.
Q: Will I be certified after taking a NDT Course?
A: No. These courses fulfill the formal training qualifications portion of the written practice requirements. Once formal training and on the job training requirements are met, the student can take the certification tests, which include a General, Specific and Practical test. Per the requirements of NAS410, once the certification testing has been successfully completed and the physical qualifications (vision tests) have been met, it will be up to your employer to certify you to the Level and Method you have tested for.
Q: What is a Written Practice?
A: An individual company performing NDT inspections, in-house or as a service, shall have a written practice that provides information on training and certification of NDT personnel. As per SNT-TC-1A, Certification of all NDT Levels is the responsibility of the Employer. The written practice also establishes the responsibilities of NDT personnel. Included in the Written Practice shall be the minimum required education, training hours, examinations and experience for certification of NDT personnel. The written practice should include the course outline that must be covered in the training program. The written practice is prepared based on one of the following documents: ASNT's Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A, ASNT's Standard CP-189, and Aerospace Industries Association's Standard NAS 410.
Q: What are X-R-I Testing’s Cancellation policies if I can’t make the class?
A: All course cancellations or transfer requests must be received by X-R-I Testing in writing no less than 10 days prior to the course start date for refund (less non-refundable deposit). Any cancellations or transfer requests received after this date will result in forfeiture of 50% of fees paid. If X-R-I Testing cancels any class all funds paid shall be refunded in full unless optional date is requested. Cancellation requests shall be faxed to X-R-I Testing’s Training Dept. Fax Number: (248) 244-1552
Q: What are some local accommodations that are recommend for students?
Fairfield Inn
32800 Stephenson Hwy
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(800) 228-2800
(248) 588-3388
Red Roof Inn
2350 Rochester Ct
I-75 Exit #67, Rochester Rd
Troy, MI, USA, 48083
(248) 689-4391
Residence Inn Marriott
2600 Livernois Road
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 689-6856
Marriott Courtyard
1525 E. Maple Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 528-2800
Quality Inn
2537 Rochester Court
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 689-7500