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“A Europe-wide partnership to promote NDT and related fields for the benefit of industry, the professions, users and the wider community”

The overall mission of EFNDT is to bring together the resources of the national societies and organisations involved in NDT and related topics in Europe to create a more effective and more valuable voice for industry, the professions, users and the wider community.

EFNDT was founded in May 1998 in Copenhagen at the 7th European Conference for Non-Destructive Testing (ECNDT). 27 national NDT societies agreed to set up a powerful organisation on European level. Full membership is open to national NDT societies, one per country. Associate membership is open to all applicable organisations worldwide.

EFNDT is a non-profit association registered in Brussels.

In memory of Roger Lyon

Fermin Gomez Fraile
President EFNDT

David Gilbert
Secretary General EFNDT

EFNDT MRA - 31 October 2019

An updated document (2019 rev. 5) about Schedule 2 of the EFNDT MRA is now available in the document store.

M. Purschke, Chairman ECEC, 
A. Mullin, Vice Chairman ECEC


Roger Lyon - 14 October 2019

It is with deep regret and great sadness that we record the sudden passing of our EFNDT President, Roger Lyon. He will be sadly missed not only by EFNDT but by the worldwide NDT community.





New BoD elected at General Assembly meeting in Gothenburg, June 2018 - 31 July 2018

At the meeting of the General Assembly of the European Federation for NDT (EFNDT) held in Gothenburg on 12 June 2018, the following personnel were elected to the new Board of Directors:

President: Roger Lyon
Vice-President: Fermin Gomez Fraile
Elected Members:
Michele Carboni
Anton Erhard
Gerald Idinger
Etienne Martin
Yordan Mirchev
Pavel Mazal
Alexander Mullin*
Jan Verkooijen

*Also Vice-Chair ECEC

Co-opted Directors (non-voting):
Gerhard Aufricht
Dominique Moussebois

Ex-officio Members (non-voting):
Bento Ottone Alves (President ECNDT 2022)
David Gilbert (Secretary General and Communications Secretary)
Rene Klieber (Auditor)
Matthias Purschke (ECEC Chair)
Peter Trampus (Past President)

British Institute of NDT (BINDT)


EFNDT Values and Principles: - 27 March 2017

  1. Members adopt a Code of Ethics as a common basis.
  2. Members are dedicated to public safety in a technological world.
  3. Members maintain a high level of quality with respect to their activities.
  4. Members promote the value of NDT and related topics, in particular the certification of NDT personnel, in society and in industry.
  5. Members shall promote, as a valuable instrument, the assurance of competence through accreditation, training and certification.
  6. Members consider that knowledge about NDT and related topics will be strengthened, harmonised and disseminated by means of conferences, symposia, publications and other media.
  7. Members shall, where appropriate, support research and development.
  8. Members shall, where appropriate, be actively involved in standardisation.
  9. Members will strive to make certification processes equivalent throughout Europe.
  10. The Federation represents European interests in the relevant fields at the international level.