June 29, 2020

ICNDT WG1 Workshop - response to Covid-19

A successful on-line workshop was held on 25 May to discuss and present how the ICNDT certification and training organisations are addressing the issues associated with the restrictions imposed by Covid 19 pandemic.

In addition to the presentations, many representatives of Personnel Certification Bodies (PCBs) and ICNDT committee members participated in the discussions after the presentations. In total, more than 20 delegates took part in the workshop.

The following summarises the following general approach by many PCBs.

  • All PCBs who took part in the workshop have extended the period of validity of the certificates and addressed how this extension is to be controlled.
  • All the PCBs are considering both the short-term and long-term issues including acceptance of distance learning and ways to conduct online examinations while still preserving compliance with ISO/IEC 17024 requirements in regards of integrity, independence and impartiality.
From this workshop WG1 will organise and consider how to help with the short- and long-term measures associated with the COVID-19 situation. The considerations will include interpretation of the governing standards and how these standards can be addressed with respect to distance learning and examination processes.
To download the presentations (PDF), click here.

For further information contact Colin Bird at