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API Qualification of Ultrasonic Testing Examiners Program

The availability of high quality and accurate Ultrasonic Testing (UT) data is often the cornerstone for FFS and RBI decisions, and it is becoming increasingly important for those applications. Therefore in the industry’s best interest, API implemented a QUTE (Qualification of Ultrasonic Examiners) certification program to assist in defining the minimum criteria for assessing the performance of UT technicians. 

API’s Individual Certification Program currently offers three different Ultrasonic Testing (UT) certifications.  Exams for these programs are administered differently than other ICP certifications.  They utilize the hands-on, performance demonstration testing method. 

API QUTE - Qualification of Ultrasonic Testing Examiners (Detection)
API QUTE-PA - Qualification of Ultrasonic Testing Examiners (Phased Array)

API QUSE - Qualification of Ultrasonic Testing Examiners (Sizing)

API UT certifications are valid for three-year terms.

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