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About us

The German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP) is a not-for-profit organisation and the body which coordinates all NDT activities in Germany.

The society's approx. 600 corporate members include all big companies using NDT, as well as research institutions, universities and public authorities, but also 1000 individuals active in non-destructive testing.

Information and communication on

  • equipment, methods, test results
  • standards and other regulatory instruments
  • quality assurance
  • accreditation and certification
  • collaboration programmes
  • institutions
  • scientific advances


  • conferences, conventions, seminars
  • training and qualification 
  • working groups and committees
  • awards
  • literature service
  • journals

The aim of DGZfP is the advancement of:

  • Research
  • Development
  • Application
  • Distribution

of non-destructive testing methods

The DGZfP has always attached particular importance to the training of NDT personnel.

More than 50,000 trainees have attended DGZfP courses over the past 60 years. Courses and examinations are now held in nine NDT methods at three different levels. The DGZfP also offers initial and advanced radiation protection training in accordance with the relevant guidelines.

Its extensive training programme makes the DGZfP the largest trainer of NDT personnel in Europe. It has numerous full and part-time teaching staff at its disposal to guarantee a high standard of training in keeping with practical requirements.

In March 1994 the DGZfP’s Personnel Certification Body (DPZ) was accredited by the German national accreditation body (DAkkS) and now issues certificates complying with EN 473 and ISO 9712. Since 2001 DPZ is a Recognized Third Party Organization for NDT Personnel according to the European Pressure Equipment Directive.

The DGZfP encourages international communication between research and development institutes, on the one hand, and NDT users, equipment manufacturers and service providers, on the other, by organizing multinational conferences.

The DGZfP is member of EFNDT and ICNDT, the European and worldwide associations of NDT societies.

View our digital company profile and get an overview of the versatility of our activities:

DGZfP - Company Profile

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Board of Directors


Dr. Jochen Kurz
DB Systemtechnik GmbH
Bahntechnikerring 74
14774 Brandenburg-Kirchmöser 
Phone: +49 3381 812-312
Fax: +49 3381 812-348

Vice President:

Dr. Dirk Treppmann
Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH
Paul-Baumann-Straße 1
45772 Marl
Phone: +49 2365 49-2049
Fax: +49 2365 49-802049

Vice President:

Achim Hetterich
DEKRA Incos GmbH
Bunsenstraße 29
85053 Ingolstadt
Tel.: +49 841 96698-31
Fax: +49 841 96698-55

Executive Director
and Member
of the Board:

Dr. Thomas Wenzel
DGZfP e.V.
Max-Planck Straße 6
12489 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 67807-100
Fax: +49 30 67807-109



CEO Conference Organisation

Dr. Thomas Wenzel
German Society for Nondestructive Testing (DGZfP)
Max-Planck-Straße 6
12489 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 30 67807-100
Fax: +49 30 67807-109

Ms. Steffi Dehlau
German Society for Nondestructive Testing (DGZfP)
Max-Planck-Straße 6
12489 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 30 67807-120
Fax: +49 30 67807-129




Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung (DGZfP)

Max-Planck-Str. 6
12489 Berlin

Training centres

DGZfP-Ausbildungszentrum Dortmund
Otto-Hahn-Str. 29
44227 Dortmund
DGZfP-Ausbildungszentrum Hamburg
Sylvesterallee 2
22525 Hamburg
DGZfP-Ausbildungszentrum Magdeburg
Altenhäuser Straße 7
39126 Magdeburg
DGZfP-Ausbildungszentrum Mannheim in der SLV
Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 19
68169 Mannheim
DGZfP-Ausbildungszentrum München
Steinheilstr. 6
85737 Ismaning
DGZfP-Ausbildungszentrum Wittenberge
Schillerplatz 3
19322 Wittenberge