CGSB - Eddy Current Testing Level 1 - C220

Eclipse takes NDE training very seriously. The importance of the foundation training for the eddy current (ET) technician's career begins with Level 1 ET. This training course provides the strong fundamentals required for the student to be able to perform ET inspections and write ET techniques and procedures under the supervision of ET Level 2 and 3 qualified personnel. The Eclipse Level 1 course sets the stage for the student to be able to confidently move on to ET Level 2 and Level 3. Your ET knowledge begins with solid fundamental background theory training required for the understanding of the concepts of the ET inspection process. This fundamental theory is further supplemented with instruction on properties and use of surface probes, and the testing of tubes and cylindrical parts. Flaw samples and a wide range of NDT instrumentation ensure a wide knowledge base. Eclipse workstation setups, numerous practical fixtures, encoding devices and NDT tools for a variety of inspection applications, expose students to what they might encounter on a job. This program meets the requirement of CAN/CGSB ISO9712. The benefit to the employer will be significant, as the graduate of this course will be capable of analyzing, solving and reporting clear comprehensive findings for many NDT/NDE applications.


  • Fundamental properties of eddy current
  • Types of sensing elements
  • Test material characteristics
  • Factors which affect coil impedance
  • Eddy current inspection techniques
  • Eddy current testing equipment
  • Eddy current calibration standards
  • Codes, standards, specifications and reports
  • Discontinuities detected with eddy current


Students attending this course in preparation for CGSB certification must successfully complete an NRCAN-recognized basic math-skills test prior to attending the course.


5 days (40 hours)

50% classroom, 40% hands-on, 10% testing 

Course Equipment and Materials:

An extensive sample selection provides the student with some idea of how the technology is utilized in industry. Included are conductivity sample sets, a collection of surface-breaking crack samples, aircraft wheel crack samples and an assortment of tube specimens of differing materials and defects. Along with a range of instruments and software the student will gain experience with the principle probes used for ET applications. Probes included are absolute and differential bobbin probes for tubing, surface inspection probes, conductivity sorting/heat treat probes, and ferrous weld inspection probes.


$1,150.00 USD per student
(Travel and logistics will be extra)