ASNT Short Courses are instructor-led courses conducted in person. They feature various topics addressing relevant technologies, NDT/NDE, and management techniques. The courses are designed to be interactive and are application-oriented to provide job relevance. The instructors are content experts with industry experience and on-the-job experience. ASNT Short Courses are approved for ASNT NDT Level II and Level III, IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and Professional Development Hours (PDHs). 

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Short Course A 

Basics in Artificial Intelligence and its application in RT/DR

Instructor: Lennart Schulenburg, VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions

23 October 2023

7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(In Person Only)

About the Course:

With the increasing adoption of digital radiography and automated inspection systems, the bottleneck is shifting from image acquisition to evaluation and reading. In high-volume markets like automotive, this issue has been resolved through Automated Defect Recognition (ADR) algorithms for several years. As volumes are also growing in more safety-critical environments like aerospace, there is a huge demand for smart inspection solutions that can assist operators or automate certain evaluation steps. With the world discussing AI solutions like ChatGPT, this webinar will provide an overview of how AI can be applied in NDT, especially Digital Radiography.

Course Outline:

• Intro and state of the art in digital RT • What is Automated Defect Recognition • Differences between classic ADR and AI • How can AI be implemented and qualified • Process to an AI solution – data gathering, labeling, and augmentation • Model architecture and decision making • Pitfalls and implementation hurdles • Am I ready? What has been done before.

Lennart Schulenburg is an author and expert in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and quality control. As CEO of the X-Ray innovator VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions from Northern Germany, he has extensive experience in the automotive and aerospace industries. VisiConsult was founded in 1996 and is a leading supplier of digital X-ray and Computed Tomography solutions to customers worldwide. With a degree in Computational Informatics and an MBA, he successfully initiates insightful technology development. He is a regular speaker at industry events to share the latest trends and innovations in quality control and its impact on the broader organization.

Short Course B 


Instructor: Glenn D. Malbrue, Major NDT

23 October 2023
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(In Person Only)

About the Course:

Potential ISQ UTT practitioners should attend to hear about the wins, losses, and lessons learned. By combining these instructional methods with the outlined course content, students will actively engage with the material, gain practical skills, and develop a comprehensive understanding of Ultrasonic Thickness inspections and the associated ISQ program.

Course Outline:  

ISQ Program Overview, ISQ UTT Exam Overview including document review, UTT Instrument Selection, UTT Probe Selection, Calibration Block Selection, Couplant Selection, Mode Conversion Review, Coatings Calculations, ISQ UTT Data Entry Tips.

Glenn Malbrue is an entrepreneur, inventor, consultant, speaker, and coach. After graduating from Louisiana Technical College for Nondestructive Testing in 2001, Glenn has provided the Oil & Gas NDT Industry with many years of service excellence. He holds EN-ISO 9712 Level 3 Certifications in RT, UT, MT, PT, & VT. He holds multiple inspection-related certifications and qualifications, including AWS’s CWI and API’s UT Qualifications.

Glenn has leveraged his customer service acumen and field quality prowess to penetrate the E-Suite of Top NDT businesses. Most recently, He served as Vice President of Quality & Corporate NDT Level III for Versa Integrity Group, Inc. from 2015-2022. During his tenure there, Versa attained prestigious quality recognition. Glenn’s Team piloted Versa to quality success while achieving ASNT EBC Certification, ABS Certification, DNV Certification, ISO 9001 Certification, and many others. 

Short Course C 

Intro to Digital Radiography and Computed Tomography

Instructor: Kyle Stoll, Nikon Metrology, Inc.

26 October 2023

7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(In Person Only)

26 October 2023

About the Course:

These learning objectives will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of how computed tomography functions, how to optimize its use for various clinical scenarios, and how to maintain and assess the quality of CT images—understanding the Relationship between Computed Tomography and Digital Radiography.

Course Outline:

  • Understanding the Relationship between Computed Tomography and Digital Radiography:
  • Mastering the Fundamentals of CT Scan Setup:
  • Quality Assessment and Troubleshooting in CT Imaging:

Kyle Stoll is the Responsible Level 3 for Nikon Metrology, Inc., and was also the Responsible Level 3 at Avonix Imaging before its acquisition by Nikon Metrology. Before this role, Kyle worked as the Responsible Level 3 for the Department of Defense at the Naval R&D lab NSWC Crane. His digital radiography (DR) and computed tomography (CT) experience started in 2010 with the Navy, and by 2013 he had received his ASNT Level III certification in RT along with a NAS-410 Level 3 Certification in non-film radiography, which included DR and CT. His educational background includes an A.A.S. in Biomedical Electronics, a B.S. in Business Management, and an M.P.A. Master of Public Affairs.

Short Course D 

Empowering Technicians with Essential Leadership Tools 

Instructor: Robert Woodward, Spearhead-Labs

26 October 2023

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

(In Person Only)

About the Course:

In the realm of non-destructive testing (NDT), where precision and reliability are paramount, the role of the NDT technician has evolved beyond technical proficiency to encompass leadership responsibilities. This short course explores the essential leadership tools that empower NDT technicians to excel in their technical duties and in leading teams effectively. This session delves into the unique challenges NDT technicians face, such as maintaining quality standards, ensuring safety compliance, and optimizing inspection processes. By identifying the core attributes of effective leadership within the NDT context, including communication, owning the decision-making process, and adaptability, this research offers actionable insights to cultivate leadership skills among NDT technicians. Ultimately, this short course will bring together the relationship between technical knowledge and leadership prowess, emphasizing the pivotal role of leadership tools in shaping NDT technicians into dynamic and influential leaders within the industry.

Robert Woodward has more than 25 years of experience working with various NDT methods in the Aerospace, Nuclear, and Power Generation business sectors. More recently, he has been involved in furthering the emerging microwave inspection techniques in research and field applications. His work on these techniques comes primarily through software development and process automation. Robert resides in West Chester, Ohio, with his wife and four children.    

About the courses:

  • Short Courses are sold separately.
  • Each course is 4 hours.
  • The courses are $350 for members, $550 non-member. The fee will go up to $100 on October 2nd.
  • Each course is 4 hours. The Course includes material, handouts, and a certificate upon completion.  
  • The instructor will give a knowledge test to each attendee at the end of the course.


  • To attend you must register on or before 20 October 2023.
  • After 20 October 2023 you will need to contact ASNT Staff.
  • Qualification: The course is designed for Level II and/or Level IIIs. A certification is not required to attend the course.
  • Must attend in-person.
  • You will receive a certificate upon completion.
  • Each course is 4 contact hours.
  • For ASNT recertification you will receive 1.0 B points.

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