Training Schedule

Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board (AEA) is a statutory body established by the Atomic Energy Authority Act No. 19 of 1969 to promote the application of Nuclear Technology in Sri Lanka. The SLAEB commenced its Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) programme in 1981 to promote NDT technology in the country for training and qualification of NDT personnel and for provision of NDT services to the Industry.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been active in promotion of NDT technology on a global scale by publishing a syllabi for NDT training courses – IAEA TEC DOC 628 Training guidelines of NDT personnel and it has been adopted in training NDT personnel in Sri Lanka. SLAEB functions as the focal point in Sri Lanka to the IAEA.

NCNDT are eligible to apply for certification undertaken by the Certification Body for NDT(CBNDT) in accordance with the ISO 9712-International Standard for training and certification of Non-destructive testing personnel.

NDT is a tool to detect defects and is a means of improving safety, reliability and productivity to achieve efficient and cost-effective operations and quality assurance in many large and medium scale industrial organizations in the Island. In the past two decades more than 2700 Sri Lankan NDT personnel have been trained in five methods of NDT (Radiography, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Eddy Current Testing and Liquid Penetrant Testing) by the AEA. Fully qualified and experienced resource personnel have been conducted these courses.

How To Apply?

To apply for training, completed application form on the relevant NDT method should be mailed /handed over to following address before the closing date of respective training course:

National Centre for Non Destructive Testing
Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board,
977/18,  Bulugaha Junction,
Kandy Road, Kelaniya

The application forms of the relevant training course can be downloaded.

The main objective of NDT Testing courses is to develop human resources in NDT to meet the demand of the major industries such as Metal Fabrication, Aerospace, Petrochemical and Refinery, Ship-building, Concrete structures and many other Construction / manufacturing industries. These courses are conducted to make eligible the participants to apply for certification at three separate Levels as Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.

The Level 1 training courses are aimed at providing participants with a fundamental knowledge of theory and practice of the NDT method to enable them to set-up and calibrate test equipment and apply appropriate test procedures.

At Level 2, participants will gain a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge to interpret and evaluate the test results, develop test procedures and judge the validity of a test technique.

The personnel who obtain Level 3 certification will be capable of assuming full managerial responsibility of a test facility and staff, establishing techniques and procedures, interpreting codes, specifications and standards.

These training programmes will be beneficial for NDT personnel, Quality Assurance / Quality Control Inspectors, Technicians, Welders, Trainees, Engineers and Surveyors in the industrial fields such as Metal Fabrication, Aerospace, Oil  refinery and Petrochemical, Ship Building / Repair and many other construction and manufacturing industries.

  • Radiographic Testing(RT)
  • Ultrasonic Testing(UT)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing(MT)
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing(PT)
  • Eddy Current Testing(ET)

G.C.E.(A/L) with Science and Mathematics
G.C.E. (O/L) with Science and successful completion of a vocational Training related to Science / Engineering conducted by any vocational Training Institute registered with the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission under the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act No. 20 of 1990.
Any other qualification equivalent to that stipulated in above.
Preference will be given to Science and Engineering graduates.
Those who qualified at level 1 can apply for level 2 training course of the relevant NDT method.
Those who qualified at level 2 can apply for level 3 training course of the relevant NDT method.