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 NDT_Certification_Logo_SMNDT Certification Benefits

  • Recognition of the depth of NDT knowledge acquired 
  • Integration of current NDT theory and practice
  • Prestige of the NDT Certification credential (C/NDT)
  • Certifications are often required by employers or state and local agencies
  • In some instances, CE courses used to obtain a certification are reimbursed at a higher rate 
  • Certification Brochure

NDT Certification Requirements 


NDT Certification Application 

If applying for NDT Certification within 12 months of Certificate Course completion:

  • Submit the application by clicking on the C/NDT Certification Dashboard on your account page
  • Applications submitted within 30 days of the Certificate Course end date have no fee $0
  • Applications submitted more than 30 days after the course end date, the fee is $150

If applying for NDT Certification more than 12 months after Certificate Course completion:

  • An NDTA sponsored live course of 12 hours in length, such as an NDTA Seminar or Advanced Course, must also be completed
  • NDTA Conference live educational sessions may also be attended
  • The application must be submitted within 12 months of the completion of the additional course
  • Contact info@ndta.org for details
  • The application fee is $150

NDT Recertification Requirements

  • Maintain active NDTA membership
  • Obtain 20 hours of continuing education within the 3 year certification time period (CE Requirement below)
  • NDTA seminars and distance learning credits will automatically be entered into your CE Bank
  • Manually enter credits into the CE Bank for NDTA Annual conferences and courses sponsored by other educational organizations
  • Submit the application by clicking on the C/NDT Certification Dashboard on your account page
  • Applications submitted prior to the expiration date, the fee is $150. A $50 late fee will be applied after the 60 day grace period
  • Retired NDTA members are given a 50% discount for NDT Recertification
  • Application for NDT Recertification is permitted 6 months prior to the expiration date. Early recertification does not change initial NDT Certification date
Continuing Education Requirement - 20 Contact Hours

20 hours of continuing education are required per 3 year certification period:

  • 8 hours minimum must be in NDT training which can include:
  • 12 hours can be completed in any profession-related courses and do not need to be NDT related

1 hour of instruction = 1 contact hour of continuing education.


NDT Certification for Foreign Trained NDT/Bobath Therapists

Pathway to Certification for foreign trained NDT/Bobath therapists:

  • Show proof of successful completion of the NDTA Certificate Course.
  • Successfully complete an NDTA Approved Advanced course with patient practicum. You must identify yourself in writing to the instructor prior to registration to an NDTA Advanced Course. An additional fee of $200 USD will be paid to the NDTA Advanced Course Instructor(s) for supervision and evaluation
  • Receive a letter of recommendation from the advanced course Instructor accompanying your NDT Certification application
  • Hold active NDTA membership
  • Apply for NDT Certification within 90 days of successfully completing the Advanced Course

NDTA™ Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association 

1540 S. Coast Highway, Ste 204
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 

Phone: 800-869-9295 Fax: 949-376-3456