Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung e.V. (DGZfP)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung (DGZfP)

COUNTRY: Germany
CITY: Berlin
COMPANY ACTIVITIES: Society for nondestructive testing, NDT certification, NDT training, NDT education
PHONE: +49 30 67807-0
ADDRESS: Max-Planck-Straße 6, 12489 Berlin, Germany


The German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP) is a not-for-profit organisation and the body which coordinates all NDT activities in Germany.

The society's approx. 600 corporate members include all big companies using NDT, as well as research institutions, universities and public authorities, but also 1000 individuals active in non-destructive testing.

Information and communication on

- equipment, methods, test results
- standards and other regulatory instruments
- quality assurance
- accreditation and certification
- collaboration programmes
- institutions
- scientific advances


- conferences, conventions, seminars
- training and qualification
- working groups and committees
- awards
- literature service
- journals

The aim of DGZfP is the advancement of:

- Research
- Development
- Application
- Distribution

of non-destructive testing methods.

The DGZfP has always attached particular importance to the training of NDT personnel.

More than 50,000 trainees have attended DGZfP courses over the past 60 years. Courses and examinations are now held in nine NDT methods at three different levels. The DGZfP also offers initial and advanced radiation protection training in accordance with the relevant guidelines.

Its extensive training programme makes the DGZfP the largest trainer of NDT personnel in Europe. It has numerous full and part-time teaching staff at its disposal to guarantee a high standard of training in keeping with practical requirements.

In March 1994 the DGZfP’s Personnel Certification Body (DPZ) was accredited by the German national accreditation body (DAkkS) and now issues certificates complying with EN 473 and ISO 9712. Since 2001 DPZ is a Recognized Third Party Organization for NDT Personnel according to the European Pressure Equipment Directive.

The DGZfP encourages international communication between research and development institutes, on the one hand, and NDT users, equipment manufacturers and service providers, on the other, by organizing multinational conferences.

The DGZfP is member of EFNDT and ICNDT, the European and worldwide associations of NDT societies.



Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung (DGZfP)

Max-Planck-Str. 6, 12489 Berlin

Training centres

DGZfP-Ausbildungszentrum Dortmund

Otto-Hahn-Str. 29, 44227 Dortmund
Phone: +4923197500920

DGZfP-Ausbildungszentrum Hamburg

Sylvesterallee 2, 22525 Hamburg
Phone: +494055503439

DGZfP-Ausbildungszentrum Magdeburg

Altenhäuser Straße 7, 39126 Magdeburg
Phone: +493915098324

DGZfP-Ausbildungszentrum Mannheim in der SLV

Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 19, 68169 Mannheim
Phone: +49 (0) 621 / 30 04-0

DGZfP-Ausbildungszentrum München

Steinheilstr. 6, 85737 Ismaning
Phone: +4989122861650

DGZfP-Ausbildungszentrum Wittenberge

Schillerplatz 3, 19322 Wittenberge
Phone: +493877561910