NDT – Radiographic Testing



On completion of the training program, the student will be awarded:

→ A Certificate of NDT – Radiographic Testing, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.

The Certificate of NDT – Radiographic Testing, is obtained after completing the course and passing the online test.


This training course provides an overview of the Radiographic Testing (RT) method for non-destructive examination of materials and welding, its objectives and principles.

Whom the course is for

The course NDT – Radiographic Testing is aimed at anyone interested in getting familiar with this NDT technique. This may include Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Ship Masters, Officers and Seafarers; Offshore Units Operators and technical staff; Shipyards Technical Staff; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; etc.


On completion of the training, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basic physical principles of radiographic testing.
  • Know the testing procedure and the inspection process referred to the equipment and films used.
  • Differentiate applications and the acceptance criteria applied.
  • Get familiar with the purpose of reference accessories to ensure the image quality and the quality of test performance in general.

Course Contents


Basic principle

  • Radiation
  • Films
  • Radiographic image quality

Equipment and testing materials

  • Radiation sources
  • Film systems
  • Image quality indicators
  • Film viewing equipment

Testing procedure

  • Selection of testing parameters
  • Test arrangements
  • Film processing
  • Film evaluation

Applications and acceptance criteria

  • Scope
  • Weld inspection
  • Indications
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Test report

Reliability, quality of test results

  • Test performance
  • Film viewing
  • Film examination
  • NDT personnel competence
  • Safety aspects