BS EN ISO 9712:2012 pdf free.Non-destructive testing – Qualification and certification of  NDT personnel (ISO 9712:2012).
BS EN ISO 9712 specifies requirements for principles for the qualification and certification of personnel who perform industrial non-destructive testing (NOT).
NOTE 1 The term “industrial” implies the exclusion of applications in the field of medicine.
The system specified in this International Standard can also apply to other NDT methods or to new techniques within an established NDT method, provided a comprehensive scheme of certification exists and the method or technique is covered by International, regional or national standards or the new NOT method or technique has been demonstrated to be effective to the satisfaction of the certification body.
NOTE 2 CENI’TR 14748151 can be used as guidance
The certification covers proficiency in one or more of the following methods:
a) acoustic emission testing;
b) eddy current testing;
c) infrared thermographic testing;
d) leak testing (hydraulic pressure tests excluded);
e) magnetic testing;
f) penetrant testing;
g) radiographic testing;
h) strain gauge testing;
i) ultrasonic testing;
j) visual testing (direct unaided visual tests and visual tests carried out during the application of another NOT method are excluded).
NOTE 3 This International Standard specifies requirements for what are, In effect, third party conformity assessment schemes. These requirements do not directly apply to conformity assessment by second or first parties, but relevant parts of this International Standard can be referred to in such arrangements.
NOTE 4 Wherever gender specific words such as his”, ‘her’, ‘hen or ‘she” appear in this International Standard, the other gender is also applicable.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
4 Methods and abbreviated terms
For the purposes of this International Standard, the abbreviated terms listed in Table 1 are used to identify NDT methods.
5 Responsibilities
5.1 General
The certification system, which shall be controlled and administered by a certification body (with the assistance,where necessary, of authorized qualfication bodies), includes all procedures necessary to demonstrate the qualification of an individual to carry out tasks in a specific NDT method and product or industrial sector,leading to certification of competence.
5.2 Certification body
5.2.1 The certification body shall fulfil the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024.
5.2.2 The certification body:
a) shall initiate, promote, maintain and administer the certification scheme according to ISOIIEC 17024 and this International Standard;
b) shall publish specifications for training courses that include the syllabi which embody the content of recognized documents, e.g. ISO/TR 25107121 or equivalent;
c) may delegate, under its direct responsibility, the detailed administration of qualification to authorized qualification bodies, to which it shall issue specifications and/or procedures covering facilities, personnel, calibration and control of NOT equipment, examination materials, specimens, conduct of examinations, examination grading, records, etc.:
d) shall conduct an initial audit and subsequent periodic surveillance audits of the authorized qualification body(ies) to ensure their conformity to the specifications:
e) shall monitor, in accordance with a documented procedure, all delegated functions:
f) shall approve properly staffed and equipped examination centres which it shall monitor on a periodic basis;
g) shall establish an appropriate system for the maintenance of records, which shall be retained for at least one certification cycle (10 years);
h) shall be responsible for the issue of all certificates;
i) shall be responsible for the definition of sectors (see Annex A);
j) shall be responsible for ensuring the security of all examination materials (specimens, master reports, question banks, examination papers, etc.) and shall ensure that specimens are not in use for training purposes:
k) shall require all candidates and certificate holders to give a signed or stamped undertaking to abide by a code of ethics which it shall develop for the purpose and publish.
5.3 Authorized qualification body
5.3.1 Where established, the authorized qualification body shall:
a) work under the control of and apply the specifications issued by the certification body:
b) be independent of any single predominant interest:
c) ensure that it is impartial with respect to each candidate seeking qualification, bringing to the attention of the certification body any actual or potential threat to its impartiality:
d) apply a documented quality management system approved by the certification body.BS EN ISO 9712 pdf free download.