ASME Personnel Certification

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Chattanooga State Community College has been approved as the first Designated Testing Organization for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Personal Certification, LLC, for the new ANDE-1 Standard for Certifying Non-Destructive Examiners and Quality Control.   

Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) is the collection of methods to inspect material and determine whether surface or subsurface flaws are present that may cause material failure.  One of the processes used is quite similar to determining the health of an infant while still in its mother’s womb through ultra-sound technology. 

There are three primary steps to receiving the ANDE-1 certification:

  1. The candidate will complete, with the oversight of certified NDE experts, a Qualification Card, which demonstrates ability to locate and measure flaws for various materials in real-world conditions.
  2. The candidate will successfully complete a written examination.
  3. Finally, the candidate must pass, under controlled conditions, a Practical Demonstration.

Successful completion of each of the steps will allow the Candidate to be certified by ASME-PC as Level 2 or Level 3 Examiner.  This is a transportable credential, recognized world-wide as a standard for Quality in the field of non-destructive examination and Quality Control.

To Learn More about the ASME PC ANDE-1 Standard, and how to apply, please visit

Candidates who’ve been approved by ASME Personal Certification to sit for the Practical Demonstration, please contact Chattanooga State at (423) 697-3100 or

To learn more about Non-Destructive Examination Classes at Chattanooga State, please visit:

Chattanooga State also provides Practical Demonstration Preparation Classes. For more information, call (423) 697-3100.