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Status of the Czech Society for NDT

1.0 Basic regulations
2.0 Activity aims and purpose
3.0 Membership
4.0 Member grouping
5.0 Obtaining the membership and its loss
6.0 The CNDT Bodies
7.0 CNDT Convention
8.0 Membership registry
9.0 Dissolution of CNDT
10.0 The logo of the CNDT
11.0 The registration of this status

1. Basic regulations

1.1 Society´s name and seat: Czech Society for Non-Destructive Testing - ČNDT
the Society´s seat is FSI VUT v Brně, Technická 2, PSČ 616 69 Brno
In international communication is used the name:
Czech Society for Non-Destructive Testing - acronym CNDT.

1.2 CNDT is an independent legal subject.

1.3 CNDT is ordinary member of the European Federation of NDT Societies (EFNDT) and of the International Committee for Non-Destructive Testing (ICNDT).

1.4 The purpose of CNDT is to promote the progress in non-destructive testing - NDT - namely in research, development, application and training.

1.5 CNDT is a non-profit association; all profit must be used only for further progress of CNDT.

1.6 CNDT consists of regional and technical groups, which may have their independent budget in the framework of CNDT.

1.7 CNDT may establish specialised facilities with independent budgets.

2.0 Activity aims and purpose

In order to achieve the object given in the item 1.3 there are used the activity directions as follows:

2.1 Scientific-technical activities

2.2 Co-operation with other associations having the same aims and purposes inside and outside the Czech Republic. Activity aimed to education (training), qualification and certification of personnel in the field of non-destructive testing.

2.3 Publication activities in the Society’s Journal and elsewhere

2.4 Presentation activities.

2.5 Consulting activities.

2.6 Expert activities.

2.7 Standardisation activities.

3.0 Membership

3.1 There are several kinds of membership as follows:

  • Individual membership (active natural persons, students and retired persons
  • Corporate membership (companies, authorities, associations and others)
  • Company membership
  • Honorary membership
  • Corresponding membership

3.1.1 Individual (personal) member may become every natural person approving the aims and purpose of the CNDT and abiding by the ethic principles of the NDT personnel.

3.1.2 Corporate member may become every company or its part, an association or a body approving the aims and purpose of the CNDT and abiding by the ethic principles of the NDT personnel and paying the membership fee. Every corporate member determines a representative sitting in for its interest. In the framework of its membership every corporate member may enter max. ten persons having all rights of individual members.

3.1.3 Company member
A company or a firm , which is known to abide by the ethic principles of CNDT and also by the rules of the rigorous ethic codex of CNDT, may be accepted as a company member. This kind of membership will be renewed yearly and certified. The regulations of the company membership and the ethic codex are enclosed to this status. The company member is represented by one of its employees with the rights of a personal member. By according the company membership, the CNDT testifies that the comportment of the said company complies with the ethic codex of the CNDT Society.

3.1.4 Honorary member
On the proposal of the CNDT Board of Directors (Presidium) the Steering Board may nominate a personal or a corporate member as a honorary member

3.1.5 Corresponding members are persons from abroad co-operating with CNDT mostly in the field of publication activities.

Society following similar aims and purposes as CNDT and co-operating with CNDT upon the score of a written agreement, has the right to send two representatives to all events organised by CNDT; these representatives are accepted under the conditions of personal membership but without the voting rights. Based on reciprocity and upon the approval of the Executing Committee, the members of foreign NDT societies may become individual members for limited time period.

3.2 Rights and duties of the members

3.2.1 The CNDT members have following rights:

  • to participate at the CNDT Convention and at all events organised by CNDT and to decide by their vote; they receive the CNDT publications and have the possibility to get them free of charge or at reduced prices. Fees at the paid events organised by CNDT are reduced too; the members receive the CNDT journal free of charge. The CNDT members are being invited to attend the CNDT events either in written form or by means of the CNDT journal. The members entered in the CNDT by the corporate member have the right to receive the CNDT journal and to take part at the CNDT organised events under the condition of personal membership.
  • members with personal membership have the right to be elected in the CNDT bodies; the company members have the right to use the CNDT logo.


3.2.2 Duties of the CNDT members:

  • to comply with the aims of CNDT
  • to abide by CNDT ethic codex
  • pay the membership fee.
The annual fees will be paid by the personal, corporate and company members.
The fee amount is proposed by the Steering Boars and approved by the CNDT Convention .
In some cases, deserving exceptional consideration, the CNDT Steering Board may reduce the amount of the fee or charge for events organised by the CNDT inclusive publications.

Honorary and corresponding members do not pay any fees.

4.0 Member grouping

The CNDT members, except the company members, associate in regional and technical groups, where they pursue their technical and special-interest activities. The regional and technical groups are created or dissolved following to the approval of the Steering Board, which methodically controls their activities. Besides that, the Executing Committee may establish a special-interest working group.

4.1 At establishing a technical or working group, there will be a necessary condition to organise the first meeting with the program as follows:

  • to elect at least three members of the Executing Committee of the said group inclusive its chairman
  • approves the group rules and its activity scope.
  • the written report should be submitted to the Executing Committee.

4.2 The activities of a regional or technical group is supported partly from the part of member fees, determined by the CNDT convention, partly from the earnings achieved by the group itself.

4.3 In case of the group dissolution all resources remained after settling the group obligations must be carried over to the CNDT account.

4.4 The company members are enrolled at the CNDT Executing Committee.

5.0 Obtaining the membership and its loss

5.1 CNDT member may become every natural person, company or association approving the aims and purpose and abiding by the ethic codex of the NDT personnel.

5.2 A personal member or a person entered by a corporate or company member is accepted on the basis of a written application. This application, which is recommended will be approved by the Executing Committee. The application may be rejected without giving the reasons to the aspirant for membership; the Board of Directors must give the reasons to the chairman of the respective group or to bearer of the corporate (company) membership.

5.3 Membership loss
A member will cease to belong to the CNDT:

5.3.1 If it sends a letter of resignation to the Steering Board or to the Board of Directors,

5.3.2 in case of decease,

5.3.3 in case of the disappearance of a corporate (company) member.

5.3.4 if he (or it) will be excluded out of the CNDT by violating the present status, aims or ethic codex of the CNDT.

The member exclusion proposed by the concerned group must be discussed with the representatives of the group, where the member is enrolled. The final decision will be reported to this representative with the reasons. The excluded member has the possibility to appeal to the Steering Board, which will decide with final validity.

6.0 The CNDT Bodies

6.1 The CNDT Convention, which will elect 5 members of the Board of Directors (Presidium) and further three auditors; the Executing Committee together with the Board of Directors will elect the President and Vice-President from the 5 elected members of the Board of Directors.

6.2 The members of the Board of Directors and the auditors are elected for a two years period; the number of periods is not limited.

6.3 The President and Vice-President are statutory persons of the CNDT, i.e. are entitled to act as its representatives and conclude contracts and agreements.

6.4 The Executing Committee consists of the Board of Directors (Presidium) and further of the chairmen of the regional and technical groups, who are elected by the members of the said groups for a two years time period. The Executing Committee may co-opt some CNDT member according to the proposal of The Board of Directors and to trust him by a specific activity or task.

7.0 CNDT Convention

7.1 The ordinary CNDT Convention, which is the highest authority, will be called by the President every year, as a rule at the occasion of the annual CNDT Conference. The Board of Directors may also call an extraordinary Convention. An ordinary and also an extraordinary Convention may be a voting Convention.

7.2 The President is responsible for the CNDT Convention .

7.3 A quorum of half members (delegates) present is required to make the deliberations of the Convention valid (simply majority).

7.4 The vote may be either open or secret. The Convention will decide this matter by acclamation

7.5 The Convention agenda will be as follows:

7.5.1 The President will report on the last year activities.

7.5.2 At an ordinary Convention the accounts of the preceding accounting period will be reported

7.5.3 Report of auditors.

7.5.4 Evaluation of the last year activities.

7.5.5 Vote of Board of Directors and appoint of the auditors, if there is a ordinary Convention.

7.5.6 Ratification of Steering board members co-opted in the last period.

7.5.7 Activity project including the budget for the forthcoming year.

7.5.8 The agenda may be changed (or further agenda item included) if a written petition comes from
a regional or technical group to the Steering Board.

7.5.9 A quorum of 2/3 delegates is required to approve the CNDT Status or its changes.

8.0 Membership registry

The members with exception according to the items 3.1.1 and 3.1.2 are enrolled (registered) on one part in their regional or technical group and on the other part in the central index file, which is managed by an executing manager entrusted by the Executing Committee. The members according to the items 3.1.3, 3,1.4 and 3.1.5 are enrolled only in the central index file.

9.0 Dissolution of CNDT

9.1 The CNDT may end its activities by the resolution of the CNDT Convention according to the proposal of the Board of Directors backed by the majority of the members of the Executing Committee.

9.2 A quorum of half members of the all enrolled CNDT members is required;
the members should be informed about the CNDT dissolution at least two months before the date of the said dissolution Convention.

9.3 The Convention will decide on the liquidation of the remained assets and obligations.

10.0 The logo of the CNDT

CNDT is using its logo.- The company members have also the right to apply to the said logo. The form of this logo is as follows:

11.0 The registration of this status

This status became valid by the resolution of the CNDT Convention held in Praha on November 18, 1997. The status with the latest amendments to the present version (completed in the item 1.1 with the actual address of CNDT) were registered by the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic under no VSC/1-16727/92-R on March 2, 1998.

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