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i) The approval of assessors, and the re-
cording of relevant information.
ii) The evaluation of the company applica-
tion.
iii) The conduct of the on site audit.
The approval of the company welding coor-
dinators.
iv) The awarding of the company cer tificate
and the recording of relevant information.
An ANBCC accepts responsibility in its own
countr y for the implementation of the IAB
rules covering the above activities.
At the present there is 17 approved ANBCCs,
they are: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic,
France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Neth-
erlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slov-
enia, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine and United
Kingdom.
2. International Training,
Qualification and
Certification System
for Welding Personnel
2.1 The Qualification System
and the Personnel Certification System
The IIW and EWF have operated a harmo-
nised training and qualification system since
1992, of fering courses and qualifications
for Welding Engineers, Inspectors, Welders
and others. These qualifications form the
basis of the widely accepted International
Diplomas. Cer tification of welding personnel
was addressed by EWF about 15 years ago.
A system was developed and its implementa-
tion star ted in Europe in 1995. This system
is now being transferred to IIW in order to
facilitate global expansion.
This International Training and Qualification
system now comprises the following docu-
ments:
• Education, Examination and Qualification
Guidelines for:
- Personnel with Responsibility for Weld-
ing Coordination (includes the former In-
ternational/European Welding Engineer
– IWE/EWE, International/European
Welding Technologist – IWT/EWT, Inter-
national/European Welding Specialist
– IWS/EWS, and International/European
Welding Practitioner – IWP/EWP)
- International/European Welding Inspec-
tion Personnel – IWIP/EWIP
- International/European Welder – IW/EW
- Distance Learning (covering IWE, IWT,
IWS, IWIP)
- International Welded Structures Design-
er - IWSD
• Rules and Procedures for the implementa-
tion of IIW/EWF Guidelines for the Edu-
Figure 3. IIW/EWF Training and Qualification system.
Figure 4. EWF/IIW Guidelines Structure.
Figure 5. Steps for the
Personnel Cer tification.