NDT – Ultrasonic Testing



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

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

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


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

Whom the course is for

The course NDT – Ultrasonic 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 ultrasonic testing.
  • Know the testing procedure and the inspection process referred to the equipment used.
  • Differentiate applications and the acceptance criteria applied.
  • Get familiar with the purpose of calibration and reference blocks to ensure the quality of test performance and test results.

Course Contents

Basic principle

  • Ultrasonic waves and propagation
  • Ultrasonic pulse-echo principle

Equipment and testing materials

  • Ultrasonic testing instruments
  • Ultrasonic testing probes
  • Coupling media
  • Calibration and reference blocks

Testing procedure

  • Surface preparation
  • Scanning – ultrasonic testing techniques
  • Testing parameters
  • Examination
  • Data presentation

Applications and acceptance criteria

  • Scope
  • Indication evaluation
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Test report

Reliability, quality of test results

  • UT system performance
  • NDT personnel competence