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Online NDT Training – the Next Big Thing?

As reported by The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, classroom NDT training is alive and well, but there is a growing interest in online NDT training. NDT service companies and students alike find online training the right solution for a variety of reasons - from convenience, to scheduling, to cost and more. 

Donald R Booth, CEO of the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN), believes it is only a matter of time before the world fully embraces the idea of online NDT training.

“In today’s education, a person can attain an engineering degree, business administration degree, nursing degree, psychology degree and hundreds of others, all online; there is no reason for our industry to ignore the future of education. We must embrace online education to train the next generation of NDT examiners,” said Booth. 

Read the entire article here to get the truth on online NDT training. The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) is a licensed private career school offering financial aid to students. Sign up today and start classes tomorrow - it's that easy. Click here to find out more. 

The report: ‘The Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Training Industry – Primed for Expansion’, is available from Frost & Sullivan.

(Source: Online NDT Training - The Next Big Thing? 7/17/14, www.bindt.org)

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The Demand for New NDT Technicians is High - Start a New Career in NDT!

Quality Magazine reports the demand for new technicians to cater to the needs of the NDT industry has increased incrementally. Are you considering a career in nondestructive testing? The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN offers quality instructors who know the industry well. 

Read the article here to analyze the data. See how you can be a qualified NDT technician with a certificate from AINDT (Baxter, MN). Start your new career in just 16 weeks!

Source: Quality Magazine, NDT Web Exclusive, July 8, 2014)

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Once I Complete the AINDT Certification Program, Do I Have to Travel for Work?


Travel is not a necessity. Office and lab positions are available and do allow for you to be home every night. In this kind of position you could possibly work four tens. For example, you work Monday through Thursday, ten hours a day, and then always have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off. You may go out on daily jobs around the area and/or be away from home a few nights a month. There are considerably less jobs like this than there are jobs on the road and it may take longer for you to find a job.

On the road positions may include: buildings, bridges, pipelines, commercial jetliners, NASA, 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.

Some companies have jobs that are over the road, and they also have offices where positions are in house. So there are a lot of places where you can work in a lab or in a facility - but that doesn't mean there's one in the town you live in. To find out more about starting a new career in NDT, call (218) 270-3182 and talk to an American Institute of Nondestructive Testing instructor today!

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What Additional Costs will I Have with the AINDT Program?

b2ap3_thumbnail_Apr05_Inspiration.jpgWhen enrolled in the American Institute of NonDestructive Testing (AINDT) NDT program, your online and hands-on training is included in tuition costs. All of the books needed, all of the videos, the daily sessions with daily live question and answer sessions via gototraining.com, is all included in your course costs. Costs not included in your tuition include: lodging in Baxter, MN, while you stay for your hands-on training, travel costs to and from our area, and your daily food costs. AINDT does have some great relationships with hotels - so the rates are quite reasonable for very nice rooms. Accommodations include: pool, hot tub, actual breakfast in the morning, a workout center, passes to go to the Anytime Fitness.

To find out more about starting a new career in NDT, call the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (218) 270-3182 and talk to an instructor today! Click here to get the rest of your NDT career questions answered! 

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The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing included in Analysis of the Global Nondestructive Testing Training Services Market 2013-2018


This study provides an overview of the current trends affecting each region, and shows the competitive environment and revenue forecast for each. The market has been sized using a bottom-up approach and the forecast developed using proprietary model based on drivers and restraints. Each market has been segmented by demand source individuals, NDT inspection service companies, and end users. The study period is 2010-2018; the base year is 2013.

Key Questions This Study Will Answer:

  • Is the NDT training services market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What are the strategic growth regions and the factors driving and restraining these markets?
  • How is the competition in the market structured? What is the competitive environment for different regions?
  • Which technology is witnessing the most demand, and in which region?
  • Which certification schemes are witnessing the highest demand for training?

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/. To find out more about the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing, call 218-270-3182.  

(Source: June 18 2014, Digital Journal)



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What recent graduates have to say about the AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

"Hey Don its Brad B. Well I've been out here in the Bakken only five days and I dont want to leave! The guys I work with are awesome and the money is outstanding. Never dreamed it would be this "easy" to get into an awesome career. I told my supervisor I wanna stay all summer. I can't sing AINDT praises enough. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart. Haven't felt this accomplished in years!!!"

Brad B.

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What if I Did Poorly in 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. At the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN train and teach people who haven't been in high school for many years - having no idea how to do Nondestructive Testing (NDT) math.

The math portion of the AINDT Certificate Program isn't anything that students can't handle. Coursework and training is easy to understand and done at your own pace. We’ve yet to hear, "I just can't figure out the math in this, and that's stopping me.” AINDT math videos are easy to understand and comprehend. Once you complete the online portion of your curriculum, you will head to 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.

To find out more about starting a new career in NDT, call The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) (218) 270-3182 and talk to an instructor today! Click here for answers to your career questions about NDT, click here

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What is the Difference Between a Licensed Private Career School and the Community College?


At a community college you can earn degrees. The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN is a private career school that offers a certificate program. The state of Minnesota has licensed AINDT as a private career school. AINDT is a private entity and teaches a curriculum that has been approved by the state.

A private career school like AINDT teaches people how to get into a career. Instructors at AINDT teach you job specific knowledge you need to succeed in the field of NDT. That's one of the reasons AINDT is able to get people trained properly and quickly.

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

To find out more about starting a new career in NDT click here, or call AINDT (218) 270-3182 and talk to an instructor today!

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When I Get Done with the AINDT Program Will I Be Certified?


Great question! You will be well on your way, but you will not be immediately certified in nondestructive testing. After you complete the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) program (Baxter, MN), 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 training experience hours you receive while working, you will be tested to become certified in the various NDT methods by your employer.

To find out more about starting a new career in NDT, call (218) 270-3182 and talk to an AINDT instructor today! If you have more questions about if a career in NDT is right for you, click here

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Congratulations AINDT Recent Graduates!


The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN would like to extend a big congratulations to the recent group of graduates from the NDT Certificate Program! Big careers will be in the future for these new NDT Inspectors. 

If you are considering a new career contact an AINDT Instructor today to find out how you can start a new career in just 16 weeks! Click here for more information, or contact AINDT (218) 270-3182. We look forward to connecting with you!

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AINDT Celebrates Third Graduating Class


The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN celebrates its’ third graduating class and one year anniversary this month.

CEO and founder Don Booth commented “We are very proud of all of our graduates. They have done the hard work of studying NDT theory in depth with our online learning management system and then travelling from around the country to attend our intensive 24 day hands-on training program. The most rewarding part of what we do is seeing our students Graduate. Our first two graduating classes are 100% employed in the NDT industry and our most recent grads had job offers rolling in before they left our school. Our students earn a “Nondestructive Testing Technologies Certificate”, which meets or exceeds SNT-TC-1A recommendations, a program licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Our program sets a solid foundation in UT, RT, MT, PT, and VT methods focusing first on an in depth understanding of the theory behind these methods, and then on the hands-on application of each method.”

AINDT (Baxter, MN) is a Licensed Private Career school in the State of Minnesota whose sole purpose is to bring well educated entry level people into the nondestructive testing industry. Contact Jon Given at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive resumes’ from well educated, motivated graduates that are excited to come to work.

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Can I Take an Individual Class from AINDT?


Yes, The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT), Baxter, MN does offer individual classes. Individual classes are best for people who are already in the Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Industry. If you are looking to switch your career or start a new career - an individual class isn’t the quick fix you are looking for. Unless you work for an NDT company, or have an NDT company that is willing to hire based on the fact that they have that course work from AINDT - a single class may not be the best choice for you.

If you have a relationship with an NDT employer, the staff at AINDT can connect with the company making sure that you are going to get proper hands-on training.

Give AINDT (Baxter, MN) a call at 218-270-3182 for more information or to talk to an instructor about your individual situation. For more questions about a career in NDT, click here

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Still Up in the Air on NDT?


AINDT graduates are earning up to $50,000 a year starting pay! In just 16 weeks you can be on your way to a high demand career in nondestructive testing. What does it take?

Three easy steps:

  1. Classroom online training.
  2. Complete practical training.
  3. Start earning!

If you want to read more about nondestructive testing and what types of testing you could be a part of, click here. We look forward to connecting with you. 

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A Needed Change Leads to A New Career!

Testimonial From Recent Graduate:

"At 38 being not exactly old and not exactly young I came to the realization that I needed a change.  Having spent most of my life as a bartender I have lived in many awesome locations and had some amazing experiences.  I regret nothing.   However serving people wears on you after years, benefits are mostly non existent and the opportunity for upward growth is rare.  I was living on Maui (poor me!) and getting by but not getting ahead.   It was a good life but I decided I wanted more.  I wanted a career.  I wanted to be challenged.  Also I wont lie, I wanted to make money.  

I am blue collar guy all the way.  Sitting around at an office job is just not for me.  A friend mentioned NDT to me.   I had barely ever heard of it.  So I started reading.   The more I read the more I liked.  A technical position where you aren't confined to an office and you get to use your brain as well as your hands.  Then I looked at the salaries these guys were making.  I couldn't believe it.  It sounded too good to be true.  The opportunities for advancement are almost endless.

I happened across this school program by a little bit of good fortune.  Its a new program and I was skeptical at first.   After talking with Jon on the phone a few times all of my concerns were alleviated.  These are good guys.   They mean what they say and they back it up.  From day one I have received all the support they promised and then some.  I received my online materials promptly just after Christmas Day 2013.   The next hands on training class was scheduled for March 2014.   I dug in and started the online coursework.  The program is laid out in a very straightforward manner.  The lectures and lessons are very informative.  There is a flashcard review section before every exam and the course guides you in the manner you need to learn these skills most efficiently.  I finished up my online work and made the trek to the lab in Baxter, MN to begin my four week hands on training.   Here we applied all the skills that were taught in the online course.  

The equipment is state of the art and the knowledge and passion of the instructors is evident in their level of patience and in the way they relate the knowledge to the hands on application. The support system is there forever and I really feel like these guys aren't just instructors, but friends I can count on for future advice.  Here it is mid April and I have finished all the training and received several job offers.  The first job offer came three weeks before I even finished the lab.  

I really feel like this is the opportunity that I have been looking for.  If you are interested in this field I challenge you to read more.  Read up on the salaries.  A ten second search on the internet will list 1000 or more jobs.  These guys are the real deal.   This may just be the answer you have been looking for as well. Three and a half months ago I was reading this website just like you are today.   Now I'm negotiating my first step into a new career."

Brad Byars  

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Graduating High School? Now What?!



Enter the Career of Non-Destructive Testing! Talk to an instructor at the American Institute of Non-Destructive Testing. Why choose AINDT?  

  • Online Training - Our online courses are available on the iPad, iPhone, and Android Devices!
  • Live Daily Online Lectures - Join in our daily instructor led lecture and discussion sessions.
  • Hands On Training - Hands on, practical training using various types of equipment used in RT, UT, MT, PT, and VT methods.
  • Complete Curriculum - Receive a complete set of ASNT Personal Training Publication Student Packages, which include the Classroom Training Book and Student Guide for RT, UT, MT, and PT methods.
  • and much more!

Click here for more reasons a degree from AINDT is the right choice for you. Take the guessing out of your next step after graduation. If you want someone to work closely with you to be hired in a career-minded position that meet your goal, AINDT is the answer. Call an instructor 855-313-0325 for more information.

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Transitioning from Contract to Full Time in the NDT Career Field

Are you an NDT contractor wondering how you make a smooth transition from contractor to full-time employee? Looking at the 2013 NDT Salary & Benefits survey results show a surge in hiring full-time positions. Have you experienced a dwindling pool of assignments as an independent contractor?

Click Here to read Michael Serabian's NDT Report about how hiring trends in the NDT and quality inspection fields can impact your career. 

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing offers both a certificate program for people wanting to enter in the NDT career field as well as individual classes for those NDT professionals already in the field. For more information, click here or call 855-313-0325 to talk to an instructor. We look forward to connecting with you. 

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NDT Hiring Ahead of the Economy

(Source: Michael Serbian's NDT Report, March 11, 2014)

Want to learn the outlook for full-time and contract NDT openings in 2014?

The results of our 2013 NDT Salary & Benefits survey have been tallied and are now available to the NDT and quality inspection industries.

The story behind the numbers continues to be the recovery of the U.S. economy. The rising level of industrial activity has led to a higher sense of confidence among NDT professionals in almost every sector (with Defense being one exception), and in most geographic regions.

Click Here to read the results of the NDT Salary & Benefits survey.

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Unemployed? Can't Find Work?



The American Institute of Non-Destructive Testing is approved for WIA training funds from your local workforce center. Visit American Job Center (jobcenter.usa.gov). See if you qualify for WIA (Work Investment Act) Training Funds at your local workforce center to attend the American Institute of Non-Destructive Testing. 

The American Institute of Non-Destructive Testing is a licensed private career school in Minnesota. Enroll today and start tomorrow! Call and talk to an instructor 855-313-0325 to find out if a career in Nondestructive Testing is right for you.


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Braun Intertec Opportunities

"Hi Don,

Thanks for the information today!

We have a number of job postings on our website –http://braunintertec.com/careers/

Our big need is in North Dakota. We have a number of positions open out there. Students with the formal training are starting at $21 per hour, 2 per diem options of 1) $50 per day for meals with lodging taken care of by Braun Intertec OR 2) $115 per day, lots of hours and OT. New hires are also moving their way into Level II slots quickly as they’re getting lots of experience and hours in a short amount of time.

We also have a strong need for a few solid students to start out as helpers at our corporate office in Bloomington.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Please pass that message along to your students."

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