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Canadian Institute For Non-Destructive Evaluation

CINDE (Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation) is a not-for-profit organization offering professional membership and education for NDT personnel



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We promote and participate in the development and application of NDT in Canada and internationally through society membership, conferences, a technical Journal, this website, educational programs, book sales, research, qualification activities, and consulting services. Our facilities provide approved test centers for conducting Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) examinations for the Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Certified Exposure Device Operator (CEDO) examinations for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). Training is conducted by accredited instructors who bring a diversity of experience from all industries and emphasize a practical "hands-on" approach.

CINDE was introduced on May 15, 2001, once the amalgamation of CSNDT (Canadian Society for Nondestructive Testing) and the NDE Institute of Canada was complete. The beginnings of these organizations date back many years.

During the Second World War, NDT became recognized as a useful and necessary means of assuring quality. The fifties and early sixties saw dynamic growth in NDT throughout the industrialized world. A very successful International Conference was held in Brussels in 1955, leading to the formation of an international committee to promote further events.

During the Third International Conference in Tokyo in 1960, Canada was asked to hold a conference. As a result, the Canadian Council for Nondestructive Technology was incorporated in 1964 to organize the Fifth International Conference for NDT in Montreal in 1967. The success of the Montreal Conference assured the future of NDT in Canada, and a decision was made to form a truly National Society. In 1970, CSNDT was incorporated.

Out of CSNDT came the CSNDT Foundation which was established in December 1976, receiving status as a charitable, educational institution under Federal Charter. Its name was later changed to the NDE Institute of Canada in 1986.

The process has come full circle, and the organizations are again one.

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On-Site Training

Why On-Site Training??

If you are scheduling training for multiple people or require an in-house certification program, you should consider on-site training at your company.

This convenient, cost-effective option can save you thousands of dollars in travel expenses and allows you to customize course content and course dates to fit within your schedule.

On-site training is the most economical way to train your staff. You won't have to pay airfare, hotel accommodations, or meal reimbursements for multiple people. Plus, you'll gain productivity when your employees are not away from work.

You tell us when, where, and at what time. Let CINDE bring the training to you. Students can learn at their own pace and on their own systems and courses can be planned around individual and department schedules.

Our first-rate instructors can customize training courses to focus on your company's precise needs. It allows students to learn with work-related examples and, because training is on-site, confidential and sensitive work issues can be openly discussed and resolved.

On-site training is an ideal opportunity for employers to prepare their NDT employees for re-certification to CAN/CGSB-48.9712, ISO 9712 and SNT-TC-1A.

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