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Written and Practical Certification Exams

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Written and Practical Exams can be attempted at CINDE's Approved Test Centre (Hamilton facility only), conducting Canadian General Standards Board (CSGB) examinations on behalf of Canada's NDT certification agency, the Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and Certified Exposure Device Operator (CEDO) examinations for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

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Written Examinations: To book a written exam, please log into your CINDE Account and under Tasks Available choose Exams > 19 - Register for practical and/or written examinations. Exams are available most Monday mornings starting at 10:00 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays starting a 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Ample time should be allowed for registration on the day of the exam; fifteen (15) minutes are suggested. All registration is in the main office (Room E006a).
Most exams are no provided on paper and are now taken online through NRCan's system. If you don't see the exam in the list below, Please contact NRCan to arrange for your exam through their online portal.

Practical Examinations: Practical exams are arranged by appointment at the Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation (Hamilton facility only). To schedule your exam date, please log into your CINDE Account and under Tasks Available choose Exams > 19 - Register for practical and/or written examinations. If you wish to take your written exam consecutively with your practical, please do so at this same link. CINDE is equipped to conduct examinations in radiography, ultrasonics, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle and eddy current.

Students must present the admittance form issued to them by NRCan along with photo ID before an examination can be started. If you have misplaced your admittance form from NRCan, there is a $90 fee for document replacement. Please click here to download the form, complete it and fax it to NRCan at 905-645-0836 with credit card information and it will be sent to you right away.

Nothing can be brought into the exam area (i.e. beverages, pencil cases, etc.). We will supply everything that you will need:
  • scientific calculator
  • pens and pencils
  • scrap paper
For students taking their practical exam, safety shoes and long pants are mandatory. If a lunch is brought in for a practical exam, it will be checked.

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Payment for written and practical examinations must be prepaid in order to reserve facilities. The following are the various forms of payment accepted by the Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation ... cash, cheque, money order, debit card, AMEX, VISA and Mastercard.

For more information about Canada's NDT Certification Agency for CGSB or CEDO examinations, please call 1-866-858-0473 or click here.