Eddy Current Testing Level 2

Special note

Candidates attempting a PCN examination must meet the PCN/GEN requirements. If attempting an ASNT/EN4179/NAS410 examination the requirements of your company’s written practice must be met. This course is not suitable for BGAS-CSWIP examination preperation.

  • Electrical properties
  • Principles of magnetism
  • Principles of electromagnetism
  • Eddy Current inspection equipment
  • Equipment calibration
  • Defect detection and evaluation
  • Eddy Current techniques
  • Extensive hands-on experience
  • Report/instruction writing
  • Relevant standards
  • PCN documentation

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

An individual certified to Eddy Current Testing Level 2 has demonstrated competence to perform NDT according to NDT procedures. Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Level 2 personnel may be authorised by the employer to:

  • Select the Eddy Current Testing technique for the test method to be used
  • Define the limitations of application of the testing method
  • Translate Eddy Current Testing codes, standards, specifications and procedures into Eddy Current  Testing instructions adapted to the actual working conditions
  • Set up and verify Eddy Current Testing equipment settings
  • Perform and supervise Eddy Current tests
  • Interpret and evaluate results according to applicable standards, codes, specifications or procedures
  • Prepare written Eddy Current Testing instructions
  • Carry out and supervise all tasks at or below Level 2
  • Provide guidance for personnel at or below Level 2
  • Report the results of Eddy Current tests.

PCN Certification is awarded once the student has demonstrated the required experience and training hours have been met and successful completion of the PCN examination has been achieved.

Eddy Current Testing

Level 2 – 40 training hours and 9 months experience (Assuming the candidate holds a current Level 1 Certificate)


Direct access to PCN Level 2 would be achieved by combining the experience and training hours of Level 1 and Level 2:

Direct access Level 2 – 80 training hours and 12 months experience

(excl. VAT)

If Level 1 held

Training course: £878
Examination: £342
PCN levy: £84
PCN PED Admin Charge: £45
Total: £1,349


Training course: £1,515
Examination: £342
PCN levy: £84
PCN PED Admin Charge: £45
Total: £1,986