Visual Inspection

Visual inspection is a fundamental NDT and quality control method, used for inspecting raw materials, maintaining facilities, and assessing in-service equipment. This method relies on human senses and may employ both non-specialised and specialised equipment under appropriate lighting conditions.

Course Content
  • Visual testing is the most commonly used test method in industry.
  • Because most test methods require that the operator look at the surface of the part being inspected, visual inspection is inherent in most of the other test methods.
  • As the name implies, VT involves the visual observation of the surface of a test object to evaluate the presence of surface discontinuities.
  • VT inspections may be by Direct Viewing, using line-of sight vision, or may be enhanced with the use of optical instruments such as magnifying glasses, mirrors, boroscopes, charge-coupled devices (CCDs) and computer-assisted viewing systems (Remote Viewing).
  • Corrosion, misalignment of parts, physical damage and cracks are just some of the discontinuities that may be detected by visual examinations.
Visual inspection


5 DAYS (24 Hrs. Classroom training, 2 Exam days)(5 days)

What’s Included:

  • Course Material/Notes
  • Theory Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Use of equipment/ consumables


Grade 12 Certificate