About the National Training Society (NTS)

The Quality Control Council Executive Committee launched an initiative in 2016 to establish a national training program across Canada. The National Training Society (NTS) was organized as a legal entity to provide Natural Resources Canada certification courses in NDT, NDT workshops to support certification practical exams, Heat Treat Journeyman courses, Advanced Ultrasonic PCN certification courses in Phased Array and Time of Flight Diffraction, American Petroleum Institute exam prep courses in API 510, 570, and 653, and the exam prep course towards National Board certification. These courses and workshops are available to both Union and non-union students.


The QCC National Training Society has been delivering training for NDT and Heating Treating since 2009.  The NTS opened a new training centre in Edmonton in January 2017. In the fall of 2017, we welcomed the addition of training centres in Hamilton, Ontario at UA Local 67 and Saint John, New Brunswick at UA Local 213.


Edmonton Location

As of September 2020, the NTS is now an approved NRCan Authorized Examination Centre (AEC) for written examinations in RT, UT, MT, PT, ET, CEDO and XRF as well as practical certification and recertification examinations in MT, PT, and UT.  Daily workshops are held for practical and recertification examinations for MT, PT, and UT.

Hamilton and Saint John Locations

We are currently approved for recertification examinations in MT, PT, and UT. Workshops are held for practical and recertification examinations for MT, PT, and UT.


Entering the NDT Field:

The dilemma for most people new to the field of Non-destructive Testing (NDT) is to try and find employment and what the process is to do so. There is very little written on this subject. You can find out more here:  Best Practices Guide to a Career in Non-destructive Testing (NDT)