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Prerequisites for Training and CGSB Certification
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  1. I am registering for a course in Ontario and paying myself
  2. Tell me about the Materials and Processes (EMC) requirement
  3. I plan to take a course in Radiography, Ultrasonics, Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, Phased Array, Eddy Current or CEDO
  4. I plan to take a Level 2 course
  5. I plan to take a Radiography Level 1 or 2 course
  6. I plan to take a Phased Array course
  7. I plan to take a Level 3 course
  8. I plan to take a Radiation Safety and CEDO Preparation course
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If you are still unsure which prerequisites are needed for your training course, simply attempt to register for the course. If the prerequisites are not on file in your CINDE account (Task #13), you will receive a message letting you know which are missing. If you can continue to the payment screen, it means you have met all prerequisites.
I am applying for CGSB Certification...
  1. Tell me about the vision requirement

TRAINING PREREQUISITES
  1. IF YOU ARE PERSONALLY PAYING FOR A COURSE DELIVERED IN ONTARIO - You are registering under the PCC Act (Private Career Colleges Act) and will be required to meet ONE (1) of the following:

    1. if your course does not require a math prerequisite (see Prerequisite #3), you must upload a high school (or post-graduate) transcript / diploma
    2. OR
    3. be a minimum of 18 years of age or older, and successfully pass a qualifying test (online math exam).

    Evidence of either of these is required to register for the course. Proof of this prerequisite is needed to proceed with the registration. Please upload your document(s) via your CINDE Account, using Task #23. Once reviewed, a confirmation email will be sent to you letting you know you can now proceed to confirm your course with payment.

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    Taken from the Resource Bulletin: Policy Update #1 "Admission, Practicum and Entry-to-Practice Requirements", as of January 31, 2007:
    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
    Admission requirements are requirements or qualifications that students must meet in order for them to demonstrate the potential to successfully complete a program at a PCC (e.g., high school diploma, proficiency in English). Students enrolled in a PCC program are required to meet or exceed the admission requirements set out in Ontario Regulation 415/06, Section 19 before they begin a program. Unless a PCC is approved to do so by the Superintendent, a PCC cannot establish an admission requirement that is less than following:
    • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or
    • Students are 18 years of age or older and pass a qualifying test that has been approved by the Superintendent, or
    • Meet other academic qualifications or minimum age requirements established as a condition of the Superintendentís approval of the program, and
    • Have met all additional admission requirements established by the PCC for the program
    PCCs can admit students who do not meet the admission requirements of a program on a provisional basis (e.g., sign a contract for the delivery of a program). However, students are entitled to a full refund of fees paid for a program, minus 20% of the total fees for the program or $500, whichever is less, if they do not meet the programís admission requirements when the program begins.


  2. NRCan NDT CB REQUIREMENT - MATERIALS AND PROCESSES also known as Engineering, Materials and Components (EMC)
    The NRCan NDT Certifying Body Rules of Implementation state: Accepted training organizations will be responsible for preparing and delivering a 40-hour course (that includes a course completion test) in materials and processes (M&P)*. Applicants must achieve 70% on the materials and processes test before being allowed to attend training courses in the NDT methods.
    For more information, visit:
    https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/mining-materials/non-destructive-testing/8586

    *NOTE: Students who hold a valid CGSB certification are exempt from this requirement.

    Proof of this prerequisite is needed to proceed with the registration. Please upload your document(s) via your CINDE Account, using Task #23. Once reviewed, a confirmation email will be sent to you letting you know you can now proceed to confirm your course with payment.

    EMC training courses (both day school or online) can be found here: http://www.cinde.ca/courses/materials.phtml


  3. NRCan NDT CB REQUIREMENT - MATH SKILLS PRE-SCREENING
    • NRCan Accepted Training Organizations (ATO's) administer a math-skill test for students taking PT, MT, UT, RT and ET. NRCan provides ATO's with a template math test to be used by the ATO to develop the screening test. ATO's must individually provide pre-screening criteria to comply with this element.

    • If you have taken your math-skill test with another ATO, proof of this prerequisite is needed to proceed with the registration. Please upload your document(s) via your CINDE Account using Task #23. Once reviewed, a confirmation email will be sent to you letting you know you can now proceed to confirm your course with payment.

    • This math-skill exam can be written or attempted on-line at the CINDE Test Centre in Hamilton. Please log into your CINDE Account to register for this exam under Task #7. You must be a CINDE member to take advantage of this benefit.

    • For the subject of CEDO, the Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has implemented a math prerequisite that will affect all students registering for this course.

    This is a one time exam which candidates must receive a minimum passing grade of 70%. If you have already passed this exam, please disregard.
    Online exams must be taken at CINDE or live proctored* at a location pre-approved by CINDE (e.g. NRCan Approved Test Centre, primary or secondary school, college or university).

    *A "live proctor" is an unbiased person that must be present while you attempt an exam

    Click here for a list of CINDE Pre-Approved Live Proctors and NRCan Approved Test Centres

    Click here for links to web sites for math review

    Online math courses can be found here


  4. LEVEL 2 COURSES - We require proof of:
    • Successful completion of the relevant Level 1 prerequisite training course within the past 10 years;
      OR
    • Valid CGSB certification in the relevant Level 1 method.
    Proof of this prerequisite is needed to proceed with the registration. Please upload your document(s) via your CINDE Account, using Task #23. Once reviewed, a confirmation email will be sent to you letting you know you can now proceed to confirm your course with payment.


  5. RADIOGRAPHY LEVELS 1 AND 2 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS - Students will be required to provide their Social Insurance Number. Level 2 students must also complete a Nuclear Energy Worker consent form. Course results will not be released until this information has been validated by the associated regulatory office.
    • Radiation Safety NEW REQUIREMENT - Students are now required to provide proof of completing an acceptable Radiation Safety course prior to admission into Radiography Level 1 or 2 courses.

    The NRCan NDT CB Rules of Implementation state:
    "The candidate shall complete radiation safety training** (minimum 8 hours) provided by an Accepted Training Organization. The training provided shall be in accordance with an NDTCB accepted radiation safety curriculum. An end-of-course exam is not required."

    **NOTE: Students who have successfully completed the Radiation Safety and CEDO Preparation course or hold a valid CNSC CEDO certification are exempt from this requirement.

    For more information visit:
    https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/mining-materials/non-destructive-testing/8586


  6. PHASED ARRAY - Basic course requires CGSB Level 2 certification.


  7. LEVEL 3 PREPARATION COURSES - We require proof of:
    • Valid CGSB certification in the relevant Level 2 method.
    Proof of this prerequisite is needed to proceed with the registration. Please upload your document(s) via your CINDE Account, using Task #23. Once reviewed, a confirmation email will be sent to you letting you know you can now proceed to confirm your course with payment.

    Students preparing for their first Level 3 certification must complete Modules 1 - 3. Students will then select only the specific Module (4 - 8) which coincides with the method they are seeking certification in. For subsequent Level 3 training, students will only be required to select the Module that is specific to their method.

    This course format has been selected and meets the training syllabus requirements of CAN/CGSB 48.9712 and ISO 9712.


  8. RADIATION SAFETY AND CEDO PREPARATION COURSES
    The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) mandates that for EDO certification students must successfully complete "a classroom vocational training course in radiation safety and the theory and practice of industrial radiography". Vocational training providers must provide training that is current to industry and regulatory requirements and also meets the basis for knowledge detailed in CSA Guide PCP-09.

    For more information visit:
    http://nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/nuclear-substances/exposure-device-operators/becoming-eligible-for-EDO-certification/index.cfm

    You are required to show proof of your full legal name to satisfy requirements of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Please visit http://www.cinde.ca/courses/rad_safety.phtml for full details.
CGSB CERTIFICATION
  1. VISION REQUIREMENT - When applying for CGSB certification, applicants are required to meet the Canadian Standard for Certification CAN/CGSB 48.9712 Vision Requirements (click here and scroll down to Vision requirements for non-destructive testing certification).