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ASME Initiates Development of Non-destructive Examination (ANDE) Personnel Certification Program

This article appears in the September/October 2010 issue of Inspectioneering Journal

ASME has initiated development of a new personnel certification program for Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) personnel and Quality Control inspectors. The new program, ANDE, will include features consistent with other ASME Personnel Certification best practices. ANDE certification will initially focus on nuclear in-service inspection and new nuclear construction, but will ultimately expand to include other pressure boundary and structural applications in other industries, as well as internationally. ANDE will comply with third party NDE certification organization requirements of ASME Section XI Code Case N-788 as well as applicable requirements of ASME NQA- 1. The ANDE Project Team meets quarterly during ASME Boiler Code week and interested stakeholders are invited to participate.

For more information, or to participate in the development effort, contact John Millman (

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