American Society for Nondestructive Testing
American Society for Nondestructive Testing - ASNT

CITY: Columbus
COMPANY ACTIVITIES: Society for nondestructive testing, NDT certification, NDT training, NDT education
PHONE: +(800) 222-2768 or (614) 274-6003
ADDRESS: PO Box 28518 1711 Arlingate Lane Columbus, OH 43228-0518 USA


Founded in 1941 under the name of "The American Industrial Radium and X-Ray Society", the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) is the world’s largest organization for nondestructive testing professionals across various industries. ASNT is accredited as a third-party certification body by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and provides various certifications related to nondestructive examination.

ASNT provides membership that allows individuals to network with like-minded professionals and keep up with rapidly evolving NDT technology. Over 20 000 people are members of ASNT, along with over 600 corporation members, and 90 local branches in 10 countries. The organization is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

It is a non-profit organization that is organized into several councils, each of which meets regularly and governs a different area. These areas are: Technical and Education, Research, Section Operations, and Certification. Among the services provided by the ASNT, aside from their various certifications and standards, including sponsored meetings and conferences, a monthly and quarterly journal, and several NDT related books.

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. (ASNT) is the world's largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals. Through our organization and membership, we provide a forum for exchange of NDT technical information; NDT educational materials and programs; and standards and services for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel. ASNT promotes the discipline of NDT as a profession and facilitates NDT research and technology applications.


ASNT was founded in 1941 (under the name of The American Industrial Radium and X-Ray Society) and currently boasts a membership of nearly 13,000. The Society is structured into local Sections (or chapters) throughout the world. There are over 80 chartered local Sections in over 12 countries. Our membership represents a wide cross-section of NDT practitioners working in manufacturing, construction, education, research, consulting, services, and the military. Learn more about ASNT's membership options.


ASNT is a nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors and national officers. The Society is organized into councils which govern issues related to 1) Technical and Education, 2) Research, 3) Section Operations, 4) Engineering, 5) Women in NDT, and 6) Standards. These councils meet regularly to achieve the goals and objectives of the overall organization. In 2021, ASNT Certification Services LLC, a nonprofit limited liability company that manages and operates the certification and accreditation programs of the Society was founded. Learn more about the LLC here. Day-to-day operations and activities are managed by the ASNT International Service Center staff in Columbus, Ohio. Learn more about the structure of ASNT.

Society Activities

In terms of specific activities, ASNT is the world leader in organizing and sponsoring conferences and meetings pertaining to NDT. Our Annual Conference, Research Symposium, and numerous topical conferences attract thousands of participants each year. The Society also maintains an extensive publications operation which produces and distributes NDT related books, standards, technical journals, and training materials. Learn more about getting involved with ASNT.

ASNT Services and Products

ASNT's popular Web site draws thousands of visitors each week to obtain comprehensive technical data and important information on Society activities.

Materials Evaluation

ASNT's premier monthly journal provides members and subscribers the latest NDT news and technical information.

ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel (CP-189)

ASNT's standard for NDT personnel qualification. Available from ShopASNT or the ASNT Book Department.

ASNT Certification/Examinations
• Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel (IRRSP)
• ASNT NDT Level II and Level III
• ACCP Level II and Professional Level III