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Nondestructive Evaluation Fundamentals for Bridge Inspection (Web-based)

PROGRAM AREA: Structures
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
6 Hours
0.6 Units
$50 Per Participant



130111 Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Fundamentals for Bridge Inspection is an introductory course that exposes bridge inspectors to NDE technologies. This course defines and describes the progression of nondestructive evaluation bridge inspection, overview explanations of NDE techniques, and descriptions of the NDE approaches in terms of their applicability to the primary bridge materials of concrete, steel, and timber. The goal of 130111 Nondestructive Evaluation Fundamentals for Bridge Inspection is to provide learners with the necessary background to identify the primary NDE technologies to supplement bridge inspection, and the materials for which they are best suited. A secondary goal of this course is to provide a foundation for more in-depth study of the NDE topics covered in the WBT Course Series, Practical Applications of Nondestructive Evaluation for Bridge Inspection, which includes 130112A NDE for Concrete Bridge Elements, 130112B NDE for Steel Bridge Elements, and 130112C NDE for Timber and Other Bridge Elements.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the application of NDE technology to corrosion and related flaws.
  • Describe the application of NDE technology to construction flaws including honeycombing, voids, and inadequate rebar cover
  • Explain NDE investigation techniques of concrete bridge elements


The target audience for course 130111 includes public and private sector bridge inspectors, supervisors, project engineers, and others responsible for field inspection of in-service bridges. This will include personnel who may be engineers or technicians in positions such as bridge inspection program manager, bridge inspection project manager, bridge inspection team leader, bridge inspection team member, and FHWA Structural/Bridge Engineers.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Accreditation for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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