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NOC 2261 – Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians

To apply under NOC-2261 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up and calibrate non-destructive testing equipment
  • Conduct tests to ensure quality or detect discontinuities (defects) using ultrasonic, radiographic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and other non-destructive testing methods
  • Establish techniques for proper examination of objects under inspection, ensuring strict adherence to safety regulations
  • Interpret radiographs, cathode ray tube (CRT) or digital readouts, conductivity meters and visual indicators
  • Apply testing criteria in accordance with applicable specifications or standards and evaluate results
  • Organize and report test results
  • May perform specialized inspections using acoustic emission, vibration analysis, infrared thermography and laser shearography testing methods
  • May instruct and supervise trainees.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians. 

NOC 2261 – Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians: example titles.

  • acoustic emission technician
  • acoustic emission tester
  • aircraft non-destructive inspection technician
  • black light technician – non-destructive testing
  • boiler tester
  • dye penetrant technician
  • dye penetrant tester
  • eddy current technician
  • eddy current tester
  • fluorescent penetrant testing technician
  • fluoroscope tester
  • forging tester
  • hydrostatic tester
  • industrial radiographer
  • industrial radiographer – radiotelephony
  • infrared technician
  • infrared tester
  • infrared thermographer
  • infrared thermography technician
  • liquid penetrant technician – non-destructive testing
  • liquid penetrant testing technician
  • magnetic particle technician
  • magnetic particle tester
  • magnetic particle testing technician
  • maintenance technician – non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • NDT (non-destructive testing) maintenance technician
  • non-destructive examination technician
  • non-destructive examiner
  • non-destructive inspection technician
  • non-destructive inspection tester
  • non-destructive inspector
  • non-destructive test technician
  • non-destructive tester
  • non-destructive testing maintenance (NDT) technician
  • non-destructive testing trainee
  • pipe tester – non-destructive testing
  • pipeline testing technician – non-destructive testing
  • pressure tank tester
  • pressure vessel tester
  • qualified operator, non-destructive testing
  • radiographer, industrial
  • radiographic technician – non-destructive testing
  • radiographic tester
  • reflectoscope tester
  • technician, NDT (non-destructive testing) maintenance
  • technician, non-destructive examinations
  • technician, non-destructive inspection
  • tester, boiler
  • tester, non-destructive inspection
  • testing technician, fluorescent penetrant
  • testing technician, ultraviolet light
  • thermographer-tester
  • trainee, non-destructive testing
  • ultrasonic immersion tester
  • ultrasonic technician – non-destructive testing
  • ultrasonic tester
  • ultrasonic testing technician
  • ultraviolet light testing technician
  • vibration analysis technician – non-destructive testing
  • visual inspection technician – welding
  • weld tester

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of two years of an approved post-secondary science or engineering program may be required.
  • Additional classroom and on-the-job training is required for certification in non-destructive testing.
  • Non-destructive testing certification by Natural Resources Canada is available in three levels and is usually required by employers.
  • Industrial radiographers using a radioactive isotope must pass an examination to be recognized as a certified exposure device operator by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
  • Welding inspector certification by the Canadian Welding Bureau is available in three levels and may be required by employers.
  • Boiler and pressure vessel, process pipeline and above-ground storage tank inspector certification is available from the American Petroleum Institute.


  • Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers (2262)
  • Radiographic or ultrasonic equipment operating occupations in medical laboratories or hospitals (in 321 Medical technologists and technicians (except dental health))

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