The Asia Pacific Federation for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) started in 1976 as the Asia Pacific Committee for NDT with the first meeting being held in Tokyo in 1977. APFNDT was formed in 2013 and currently serves sixteen member countries.  

APFNDT has the primary objective of serving and representing the Asia Pacific Regional groups as the ICNDT Regional Federation and is devoted to the regional development of the science, technology and practice of Non-Destructive Testing, in conjunction with individual already existing and emerging NDT Societies.


The Asia Pacific Conference for NDT is held every four years, most recently hosted by the Australian Institute for Non-destructive Testing in Melbourne in March of 2023. Previous hosts include Singapore (2017), India (2013), Japan (2009, 1980, 1976), New Zealand (2006, 1990), Korea (2003, 1978), Australia (2001, 1983), Untied States (1998), Taiwan (1995), China (1993),  and Canada (1987)


The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. (ASNT) is the world's largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals. Through its' organization and membership, ASNT provides a forum for exchange of NDT technical information; NDT educational materials and programs; and standards and services for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel. ASNT promotes the discipline of NDT as a profession and facilitates NDT research and technology applications. 

ASNT is proud to host the 17th APCNDT and welcome the entire NDT community to Honolulu, Hawaii in 2026!