Course Price


Course length

80 Hours


Phased Array Level II

Equipment Needed

Equipment Provided



Ryan Alcott

Ryan Alcott has established himself as a premier ultrasonic technician in the industry. Holding multiple level III certifications along with plenty of 3rd party certifications. Ryan brings that knowledge to the class. He encourages his students to interact

About the course

Full matrix capture (FMC) is a data acquisition strategy that allows for the capture of every possible transmit-receive combination for a given ultrasonic phased array transducer. Acquired data is processed in real-time using an optimized version of the total focusing method (TFM) algorithm which generates fully focused images from the FMC data.
During the classroom training students will learn the requirements to become Qualified & Certified to perform TFM and FMC Scans. The course covers aspects of FMC and TFM inspection such as basic principles, equipment, test techniques, and more. Classroom and practical application ensure that all students complete the course with the understanding of the basic principles of TFM and FMC Testing.
Full Matrix Capture (FMC) Total Focusing Method (TFM) course allows students who wish to obtain the required 80 hours of classroom training in accordance with SNT-TC-1A and CP-189. The curriculum encompasses the body of knowledge outlined in CP-105 in addition to hands on training

Full Matrix Capture and Total Focusing Method Classroom Training Outline
1.0 Intro into FMC
2.0 FMC Data Collection
3.0 FMC Equipment
4.0 Probes
5.0 Scan Plans
6.0 Standardization
7.0 FMC Characteristics
8.0 TFM “Total Focusing Method” Characteristics
9.0 Examination
10.0 Evaluation
11.0 Procedure requirements