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NDT Courses: Complete Training Program

Our NDT Technologies Certificate Program gives you the skills to enter into a rewarding new career in Nondestructive Testing.

NDT Courses in the Technologies Certificate Program $12,045.00

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) provides the most convenient and affordable NDT technology course available. Our combination of online NDT courses followed by 18 days of hands-on training in Baxter, MN gives you experience with the most up-to-date NDT equipment and the skills to start a rewarding career in nondestructive testing.

Our eight-month NDT Technologies Certificate Program equips you to meet industry requirements. We provide a Job Placement Assistance Program that coordinates with over 120 companies nationwide to help you find the right career path.

On Demand Online Training

Six Start Dates a Year

Our interactive online Learning Management System is second to none. Complete reading assignments, view PowerPoint presentations, interact with our flashcard reviews, watch instructor video lectures, complete graded quizzes and write essays.

Our Complete Curriculum Program

Includes all required text books and study material

Each student receives a complete set of ASNT personal training publications which include classroom training books and student lecture guides. Your own personal library of NDT knowledge.


To finish, you will attend 18 days at our Baxter, MN facility. You will use various types of equipment used for each of the NDT methods covered in your online theory courses, and with the help of our instructors you will complete actual NDT examinations, interpret results, and document your findings.

Only 8 months! High demand career

1) Take Classroom Training Online 2) Complete Practical Training 3) Start Earning!

AINDT - What is NDT?

Our NDT Courses Prepare You For Certification

Nondestructive Testing is a lucrative field in high demand across the United States. NDT ranks high as one of the best trades to learn in terms of accessibility, training, and salary.

Nondestructive Testing (NDT) is the inspection and testing of materials and equipment without negatively affecting or destroying them during inspection, saving businesses time and money. NDT is the best trade to learn in terms of ensuring a safer world and reducing operational costs and material waste. This field is one of the more technical trades, but with the right NDT courses, it is a straightforward process to become NDT certified.

Vocational schools are a good fit for individuals who want to pursue NDT certification. Some NDT methods are as simple as visually inspecting a piece of equipment for faults. Other NDT processes are more complex. NDT radiography uses gamma rays or X-rays to look through an object to find problems or defects. Ultrasonic testing uses high-frequency sound waves to locate changes in the properties of a material. NDT prevents accidents and reduces repair costs. NDT is one of the best trades to learn that operates on efficiency and assures safer products are being used in our world.
NDT applies to a variety of technologies, methods, and industries, including inspection throughout the construction and maintenance of:

  • Aircraft
  • Nuclear Facilities
  • Refineries
  • Trains and railways
  • Automobiles
  • Aerospace craft
  • Bridges
  • Pipelines

With infrastructure constantly aging, the demand for NDT technicians continues to increase. Skilled trades are vital to communities, and they serve an ongoing need that is always changing and adapting to fit new industry standards. We don’t hear about planes that fly as they should or bridges standing securely because NDT technicians work to maintain and improve the standards of quality we’ve come to expect.

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What to Expect from NDT Courses: Online and Hands-On Training


1) Take Online and Hands-On NDT Training

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is one of the only institutes to offer a blended learning program including online NDT classes along with hands-on, in-person practical learning experience. Our training program will prepare you for NDT certification by a qualified employer. Our hands-on NDT courses are offered 6 times per year, making it convenient for you to gain the training you need with real-life examples and updated technology used in the field.

2) Complete Practical Training

Our NDT Technologies Certificate training program is licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, with an in-person training component in Baxter, MN. There are three certification levels, each requiring a different amount of experience:

  • NDT Level 1 (Level I) technicians do not need as many hours of training or experience
  • NDT Level 2 (Level II) technicians require more training and experience
  • NDT Level 3 (Level III) technicians obtain the highest level of training and experience

3) Start Earning

The education and training you will achieve through our NDT courses could result in a career with competitive wages without the requirement of a four-year degree. Our NDT Technologies Certificate program costs $12,045. You could earn anywhere from $63,259 (Level 1 Certification) to $90,000 (Level 2 Certification) annually.

On-Demand NDT Courses

Our 8-month blended learning program offers you the convenience of online NDT classes from wherever you live with 24-hour-a-day access, followed by 18 days of hands-on training at our Brainerd, MN facility.

Our NDT courses are the most affordable in the NDT training industry. We provide the most cost-effective and efficient training available anywhere in the country. The added benefit of job placement support provides a fast track to starting work as soon as you complete our Nondestructive Testing Technologies Certificate program.

Learn from Expert NDT Course Instructors

With over 50 years of combined experience, our instructors will teach you the skills you need for a rewarding career in NDT. Our NDT courses are led by experienced instructors who understand NDT methodologies and industry best practices. They provide guidance, answer questions, and offer support throughout the training program.

Our NDT training provides a comprehensive curriculum. We cover NDT methods, industry standards, and practical applications. At AINDT, materials used in NDT training online are designed by experts in the field, ensuring that you receive up-to-date and relevant training.

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AINDT’s Job Placement Program

As soon as you arrive at AINDT for your hands-on NDT courses, our job placement team is available to work with you and find an NDT career match that’s right for you. Our training program holds a 93% placement rate of our graduates. During your hands-on training, you will meet representatives from global NDT companies and be interviewed for various entry-level NDT opportunities.

The majority of our graduates receive job offers before they graduate.

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Our NDT Courses Include Everything You Need to Succeed

Our Nondestructive Technologies Certificate Program provides:

  • Housing accommodations, covered by your tuition. We provide 21 days of housing accommodations at our private Digital Interactive Student Housing while you attend your hands-on training at our Brainerd, MN facility
  • All books, course material, lab supplies
  • Instructor support during your online training
  • Live video tutoring, on request
  • Job placement assistance

NDT Courses, included in our comprehensive training package:

  • Introduction to Nondestructive Testing
  • Introduction to Written Practices and Procedures
  • Level I & II Ultrasonic Testing
  • Level I & II Radiographic Testing
  • Level I & II Eddy Current Testing
  • Level I & II Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Level I & II Liquid Penetrant Testing
  • Level I & II Visual Testing
  • Level I & II Computed and Digital Detector Array Radiography
  • 40-Hour Radiation Safety Training

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Enroll In NDT Courses That Fit Your Schedule

With the growing demand for NDT professionals across various industries, NDT training online provides a flexible and accessible pathway to acquire the skills needed for rewarding career opportunities. The benefits include:

  • convenience
  • comprehensive curriculum
  • engaging learning experiences, and
  • expert instruction

Your investment in high-quality NDT courses will pay off quickly and set you up for a secure job in a growing industry. NDT training is an ideal choice for individuals seeking to start a career in nondestructive testing.

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NDT Course FAQs

Can I take an individual online NDT course from AINDT?

Yes, AINDT does offer individual online NDT courses.

Individual courses are best for people who are already in the NDT industry and are looking to expand their NDT methods education.

If you are looking to start a career in nondestructive testing as an NDT technician, an individual class isn’t the quick fix you are looking for.

Our full "NDT Certification" training program is what you’ll need to start your NDT career.

When I get done with the NDT Technologies Certificate Program will I be certified?

You will be well on your way, but you will not be immediately certified. After you complete the NDT Technologies Certificate Program, you will have the required education to become certified, then you will need on-the-job training hours. AINDT works with you to be placed and employed with a great company. After the appropriate amount of on-the-job NDT training experience hours you receive while working, you will be given exams to become certified in the various NDT methods by your employer.

What is the difference between a licensed private career school and the community college?

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) is a private career school that offers a certificate program. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has licensed AINDT as a private career school.

A private career school like AINDT teaches people how to get into a specific career. Instructors at AINDT teach you job specific knowledge you need to succeed in the field of nondestructive testing. That's one of the reasons we are able to get people trained affordably, properly and more quickly than a traditional trade school.

At a community college there may be courses you may have to take before you even get into your career coursework. With AINDT, we're just teaching you NDT related coursework.

What if I did poorly at high school or in a previous college life? Am I able to still get a career or a certificate in nondestructive testing at AINDT?

Absolutely. Our instructors are there to give you any support you may need to successfully complete your coursework.

We train and teach people who haven't been in high school for many years. Our coursework and training is easy to understand and done at your own pace. Once you complete the online portion of your curriculum, you will attend our Baxter, MN facility for your hands on training, where you will work directly with instructors performing actual inspections, recording results, and preparing reports. Throughout the duration of your certificate program with AINDT, you will learn the necessary information needed to be successful in NDT.

What additional costs beyond my tuition will I have with the NDT Technologies Certificate Program?

Costs not included in your tuition include:

Travel costs to and from our area and your daily food costs.

Once I complete the NDT Technologies Certificate Program, do I have to travel for work?

Travel is not a necessity, and office and lab positions are available, but there are considerably less jobs that do not require travel than jobs that require you to be away from home for a few weeks at a time.

On the road positions may include: buildings, bridges, pipelines, commercial jetliners, and shipyards. These type of locations are not coming to you, so you'll have to go to them. The wage in these types of positions is traditionally higher - you're getting a large per diem every day - which can make it more lucrative to be on the road.

Does AINDT have a payment plan?

The cost of our NDT Technologies Certificate Program is $12,045.00.

We made our NDT school financing programs easy and affordable with student loans from Meritize and with Income Share Agreements (ISAs) from TradeUp.


Meritize offers student loans that look beyond FICO credit scores and use individual academic history to enhance credit evaluation and improve loan options. Even if your credit isn’t great or you don’t have a cosigner, a Meritize loan may be within your reach. If you do have a cosigner, that helps you even more. As you successfully repay your loan, you’ll be building your credit.

A Meritize Loan Offers…

  • Use your transcript to enhance your credit and improve your loan options
  • Fund the full cost of tuition on your own merit
  • Choose affordable fixed or variable rates
  • Select the repayment option that works best for you while you attend school – making full payments, making interest-only payments, or making no payments until 3 months after graduation
  • Repay your loan over 3 or 5 years
  • Avoid prepayment penalty fees if you choose to pay your loan off early
  • Get access to Meritize Career Success Services for job and career support

Does AINDT have a job placement program?


As soon as you arrive at AINDT for your hands-on training our NDT job placement team immediately starts working hard to find an NDT career that’s right for you.

How much money can I expect to earn?

Our graduates start earning $40,000 to $50,000 per year starting out in the NDT industry. Graduates can obtain further certification and increase their earnings substantially throughout their career. Certified NDT Technicians should anticipate compensation packages to include full insurance benefits and substantially high wages.

Will I always have work?

The Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection industry has been (for the last century), and will be, a growth industry for decades to come. As the infrastructure of America ages, the need for evaluation and advanced examination techniques increases. NDT and Inspection are not job avenues. They are careers.