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IAB-001r4-10

Rules for the implementation of IIW Guidelines


for the education, examination and qualification
of welding personnel
Copyright EWF 1995
IAB INTERNATIONAL AUTHORISATION BOARD
IAB-001r4-10








RULES FOR THE I MPLEMENTATI ON
OF I I W GUI DELI NES
FOR THE EDUCATI ON, EXAMI NATI ON
AND QUALI FI CATI ON OF WELDI NG PERSONNEL






Rules for the Implementation of IIW Guidelines
for the Education, Examination and Qualification of Welding Personnel
Approved: January 2010 1 of 49

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Table of Contents


Introduction. 4

Part 1 Standard requirements for IIW Authorised National Bodies ANBs. 5

Part 2 ANB assessment, surveillance and reporting procedure. 14

Part 3 Standard requirements for ATBs. 16

Part 4 The Examination. 20

Part 5 Distance (self) learning courses as a route to IIW qualifications 24

Appendix 1 ANB Application Form. 25
Appendix 2 ATB Application Form. 28
Appendix 3 Application for an ATB seeking Approval of Courses 31
Appendix 4 Application from Existing ANB for Extension of Scope. 36
Appendix 5 Layout of International Welding Personnel Diplomas 38
Appendix 6 Specific requirements when printing the IIW Diplomas 44
Appendix 7 ATB Certificate, Schedule and Rules for using IIW-ANB combined logo... 45
Appendix 8 ANB Certificate and Schedule.. 48








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Foreword

These rules have been developed following the principle of mutual recognition,
which has been agreed between the International Institute of Welding and the
European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting


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Rules for the implementation of IIW Guidelines for the education, examination
and qualification of welding personnel


INTRODUCTION

These Rules establish the mechanism by which the Education, Examination and Qualification
Guidelines of IIW are implemented, such that the requirements are applied uniformly by all countries
involved, and that the diplomas granted are mutually recognised. This is done by appointing one
organisation in each country to act for IIW, and these organisations are assessed and monitored in
compliance with the Rules. These organisations are known as the IIW Authorised National Bodies
(ANBs), and are responsible for ensuring that the standards of education, examination and
qualification are maintained. In this, the objective is that IIW qualified personnel at a certain level will
have achieved the same minimum level of knowledge, irrespective of the country in which they had
been qualified.

The IIW has delegated all authority for this activity to the International Authorisation Board (IAB). This
Body consists of a supervisory board and two subsidiary Groups A and B. The membership of
these Groups is restricted to a maximum of two representatives of each existing and applicant ANB.
These Rules are administered on behalf of the Board by Group B Implementation, Authorisation
and Certification.


Whereas the Rules follow the general principles of ISO IEC 17024
(1)
where applicable, ANBs wishing
to comply fully with ISO IEC 17024, for example for the purpose of achieving national accreditation,
will need to take further measures than those required by these rules.

These rules shall be updated and reissued every two years and there is an obligation of all ANBs to
implement the changes within one year of the date of issue.


Period of validity of Guidelines

The Education, Examination and Qualification Guidelines are the responsibility for the IAB Group A:
Education Training and Qualification and are up-dated every two years. Amendments to the
Guidelines adopted by the IAB Board are to be communicated to Approved Training Bodies (ATBs)
by ANBs and implemented as soon as possible.

When a revised Guideline is adopted by the IAB Board, there is an obligation on all ANBs to
implement the changes, within their scope of authorisation, 18 months of the date of adoption.
However, when a course has been announced, the Guideline current at the time of the
announcement is valid for a period of not exceeding two years from the date of the announcement.

The adoption of a new Guideline by the IAB Board places an obligation on all ANBs to withdraw their
own competing schemes within the scope of its authorisation, three years from the date of the
adoption.

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PART 1: STANDARD REQUIREMENTS FOR IIW AUTHORISED NATIONAL BODIES (ANBs)


1.1 Introduction

This Part specifies the requirements for ANBs wishing to implement the IIW system for the
education, examination and qualification of personnel.

The policies and procedures of ANBs and their administration shall be fair and equitable among
all candidates and shall comply with any applicable statutory requirements.


1.2 Role of the ANB

It is the role of the ANB to act in its own country for IIW in respect of personnel qualification,
including:

i) The approval of ATBs for the conduct of courses in accordance with IIW Guidelines.
ii) The conduct of the examinations.
iii) The qualification of personnel and the recording of relevant information.

An ANB shall not offer or provide training, or aid others in the preparation of such services,
unless it demonstrates how training is independent of examinations in order to ensure that
confidentiality and impartiality are not compromised.


1.3 Definitions

Qualification: The award of an IIW diploma gained in accordance with the IIW
Guidelines and these rules. Such diplomas remain valid for the life of
the holder.

ATB: For the purpose of these rules, the term Approved Training Body
(ATB) is an organisation that has been assessed and approved by an
ANB in accordance with IIW rules for training organisations. By
awarding ATB status, the ANB confirms that the ATB fulfils the
requirements for delivering training in accordance with one or more
IIW guidelines. It shall be an organisation independent from the ANB
or clearly separated from it.

Council of the ANB: The body, which is legally responsible for ANB affairs. It could be the
'Board of Directors' or the 'General Assembly of the organisation.
Governing Board The body which is responsible for conducting the activities of the
of the ANB: ANB listed in 1.2 above.

IAB Lead Assessor: A person elected by the IAB Board, on recommendation of Group B,
who is responsible for leading an ANB audit team.
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IAB Peer Assessor: A person approved by Group B to assist the Lead Assessor with a
site visit

IAB DL Assessor: A person with experience in use of the Instructional System Design
approach to curriculum development, Distance Learning and Quality
Assurance, having the Peer Assessor status and appointed by the
Chairman of IAB Group B.

ATB Lead Assessor: A person elected by the ANB Governing Board, on the Chief
Executive recommendation, who is responsible for leading an ATB
audit team

Invigilator: A competent person who supervises examination candidates during
theoretical examinations in accordance with IIW rules for
examinations. Invigilators must be independent from the persons
being examined.


1.4 Responsibilities and status of ANBs

An ANB accepts responsibility for the implementation of the current IIW system for education,
examination and qualification of welding personnel at the national level.

All ANBs, applicant ANBs and IIW members interested in becoming ANBs are charged a fee, in
accordance with the rules established by Group B.


1.5 Grant of IIW Authorisation

The grant of IIW Authorised National Body status for a defined scope of activity is made by the
IAB Board on the recommendation of the Group B. See OP-03.

If a country already has an EWF ANB, this is the IIW ANB in that country.

The Secretariat shall issue a certificate of authorisation to the ANB covering its activities on
behalf of IIW following authorisation, and this shall be valid for a period of five years.

The certificate shall have an appended schedule to indicate the scope of authorisation (e.g.
IWE, IWT, IWS, etc.) for which the ANB has been assessed and approved. Extension of scope
shall be applied for and assessed and, if granted, a new schedule shall be issued by the
Secretariat. Application for extension of scope shall be made to the Lead Assessor using the
official application form (see also Part 2, Clause 2.4 and Appendix 4).

The procedure for using the IIW ANB certificate of authorisation is given in OP 07.

In the event that it is established that an ANB is failing to comply with the requirements of these
Rules, the IAB Board may terminate the authorisation with three months notice.

The Chairman of Group B has the power to suspend approval of an ANB in advance of a
meeting of the Group B if the non-compliances are, in his/her judgement, sufficiently severe.


An ANB may terminate the authorisation by giving three months notice of its intention to do so.

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1.6 Sub-contracting

Sub-contracting of the principal tasks covered by Item 1.2 above is prohibited. The ANB may,
where appropriate, sub-contract other minor parts of its IIW work, and the organisations to
which this work is delegated shall be subject to audit by the ANB. All sub-contracting shall be
fully detailed in the ANB's Quality Manual.

Note: Sub-contracting is defined as the delegation of activities to a body over which the ANB
does not have direct executive control, and may include matters such as printing and
publicity.
In certain circumstances, the ANB may delegate special technical activities to another
body. This body must demonstrate to the ANB that it has a high level of expertise
relevant to the functions delegated to it. The ANB will only be allowed to subcontract
activities outside traditional welding technology, for example adhesive bonding. It is
not allowed to subcontract activities related to the existing main Guidelines:
International Welding Engineer, Technologist, Specialist, Practitioner, Inspection
Personnel and Welders. These special subcontracting arrangements require prior
approval of Group B.


1.7 Organisational structure

The ANB shall be structured so as to give confidence to interested parties in its competence,
impartiality and integrity. In particular, ANBs:

a) Shall be independent and impartial in relation to applicants, candidates and qualified
persons, including their employers and their customers, and shall take all possible steps
to assure ethical operations.

b) Shall be responsible for its decisions relating to granting qualifications.

c) Shall identify the management team(s) or person(s) who shall have overall responsibility
for:

evaluation and qualification of persons

formulation and implementation of policies and procedures covering qualification
activities

the delegation of authority to any committees or individuals to undertake defined
activities on its behalf

d) Shall have documents establishing it as a legal entity or part of a legal entity.

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1.7.1 The Governing Board

The ANB shall have in place a Governing Board that is independent of its commercial
interests. It shall be representative of the major interests involved, and no interest shall
predominate; it shall comprise at least 7 members, for example, as follows:

4 from industry, representing manufacturers, users, service organisations and other
relevant interests,
1 representing academic institutions
1 representing the Council of the ANB
1 representative of the country on the IAB Groups,

and, where appropriate, one representative from the national standards body and one
from the national association of engineers.

As a guide, it is suggested that members should serve for a maximum period of 9
years, the Chairman being elected by the Board from amongst the members and
serving for a maximum term of 3 years. Re-election beyond these terms is acceptable,
but a turnover of representation is desirable.

The terms of reference of the Governing Board shall be:

To formulate policy in respect of the implementation by the ANB of IIW
personnel qualification requirements.

To supervise the operation of the ANB's role in the above matters, including the
assessment and monitoring of training courses and facilities, conduct of
examinations, the issue of diplomas and recording of data on diploma holders,
preparation of the ANB's Quality Manual and all documentation.

To install an Appeals Panel.

To appoint the Examination Board(s), and nominate the Chairman/Chairmen
and to ensure that those appointed are competent to undertake the tasks
assigned to them.

To consider complaints against diploma holders.

The Governing Board shall meet at least once a year, and the meetings shall
be minuted. A copy of the approved minutes and all Board documentation shall
be filed for at least 10 years.


Note: It is permissible for the Governing Board to appoint an Executive
Committee to manage the ANB activities on its behalf. However, the
responsibility and authority must rest with the Governing Board.
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1.7.2 Staff

The ANB shall appoint a Chief Executive to administer the IIW activities and, in this
task, he/she shall be responsible to the Governing Board, either directly, or indirectly,
through an Executive Committee if one exists (see 1.7.1 Note above). He/she shall
not be subject to any pressures or constraints, which will affect his/her impartial
conduct of the ANB affairs. This appointment may be part or full time, as required by
the workload.

The qualifications and CV of the Chief Executive shall be such that he/she may be
deemed competent to undertake the tasks involved.

The ANB shall have at its disposal competent people, including administrators and
Examiners, see Part 4, for implementing the qualification process. All persons
involved shall possess appropriate education, experience and technical expertise for
the tasks they fulfil.

The ANB shall require its employed or contracted persons to sign a document by
which they commit themselves to comply with the rules defined by the ANB,
including those relating to confidentiality and those relating to commercial and other
interests, for example, any link with the persons to be examined that would
compromise impartiality.


Records of the staff and contracted persons shall be kept, and shall include
information about the means by which staff have been trained and kept up-to-date
with relevant developments.

All staff and contracted persons shall have clear job specifications and shall be
issued with instructions describing their duties and responsibilities..

The Chief Executive shall be responsible to the Governing Board for the conduct of
the activities listed under item 1.7.1.

There shall be adequate facilities for the ANB functions to be carried out effectively.

1.7.3 Appointment of ATB audit teams by the ANB

The Governing Board (or Executive Committee acting on behalf of the
Governing Board) shall approve the ATB auditors.

The number of auditors involved and the scope of the audit shall be in accordance
with Part 3.

1.7.4 Examination Board(s)

The Governing Board (or Executive Committee) shall appoint the Examination
Board(s) in accordance with Part 4 and with any special requirements stated in the
relevant IIW Guideline.
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1.8 Quality Assurance

The ANB shall operate a Quality Management System (QMS) described in a Quality Manual,
operating procedures and related documents. The QMS shall include at least the following
information.

a) A quality policy statement

b) Brief description of the legal status of the ANB

c) A statement of the organisation of the ANB, including details of the Governing Board, its
constitution, terms of reference and rules of procedure.

d) Name, qualifications, experience and terms of reference of the Chief Executive and other
personnel, both internal and external.

e) Details of training arrangements for staff.

f) An organisation chart showing lines of authority, responsibility and allocation of functions
stemming from the Chief Executive.

g) Details of the documented procedures for assessing applicant ATBs and diploma
candidates.

h) A list of its sub-contractors and details of the documented procedures for assessing and
monitoring their competence, see also Section 1.6 above.

i) Details of appeals/complaints procedure.

For the sake of facilitating its use, a national language version of an IIW guideline can be
produced by the ANB. However, the English languages Guidelines published by the Secretariat
remain the official versions which must be referred to, especially in case of dispute.

The ANB shall undertake periodic managements reviews at least annually covering key areas
of its operation, including:
Changes in IAB requirements
Results of external and internal audits
Staff, management or organisation changes
Complaints and appeals received
Information on number of candidates and pass rates
Amendments and/or improvements to the quality manual and procedures.

The ANB shall also undertake periodic internal audits at least annually conducted by persons
with no executive responsibility within the ANB. Such audits will be designed to check that the
QMS continues to fulfil the requirements of the IAB and are properly implemented. The
checklist given in OP-03, Annex 1 may be used as a guide during internal audits.

Record of management reviews and internal audits shall be presented to the ANB Governing
Board and maintained for a minimum of three years.
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1.9 Records

The ANB shall maintain a record system appropriate to its particular circumstances and to
comply with regulations, including a means to confirm the status of a qualified person. The
records shall demonstrate that the qualification process has been effectively fulfilled,
particularly with respect to application forms, evaluation reports, and other documents relating
to granting qualifications.

The records shall be identified, managed and disposed of in such a way as to ensure the
integrity of the process and the confidentiality of the information. The records shall be kept for
at least 5 years.

The ANB shall establish and maintain indefinitely a database of diploma holders in its own
country and in other countries where the ANB has issued IIW diplomas.

1.10 Confidentiality

The ANB shall, through legally enforceable commitments, keep confidential all information
obtained in the process of its activities. These commitments shall cover all individuals working
within the body, including committee members, and external bodies or individuals acting on its
behalf. Such information shall not be disclosed to an unauthorised party without the written
consent of the organisation or individual from whom the information was obtained, except
where the law requires such information to be disclosed. When the ANB is required by law to
release such information, the organisation or individual concerned shall be informed
beforehand of what information will be provided.

1.11 Documentation

The following documentation shall be prepared, approved maintained and controlled by the
ANB:
QMS documentation
Candidate application forms
Check lists and report forms for course assessment

Information sheets and promotional literature shall also be prepared and maintained by the
ANB.

Copies of all current documentation shall be readily available at all operating locations, and
procedures for modification, authentication, and removal of obsolete documents shall be
covered in the QMS.

1.12 Transition Arrangements

The ANB shall have in place a formal mechanism to deal with the qualification of candidates
under IIW rules for transition periods established by Group B. Inasmuch as this will involve the
assessment of those who will not meet precisely the IIW Guidelines, such applications shall be
submitted to the ANB Governing Board or an assessment committee nominated by the ANB
Governing Board for this purpose. The arrangements for each country are approved by Group
B and are included in the Directory of Transition Arrangements. The Lead Assessors are
responsible for maintaining the Directory. The Directory of Transition Arrangements is
confidential, distributed only to the ANB in each country.
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An ANB can offer Transitional Arrangements for a period of up to 3 years in accordance with
the following:

1. The ANB presents proposals to IAB Group B for its specific national Transition
Arrangement criteria.
2. Once approved by IAB Group B, The ANB can be open for Transition Arrangement
applications.
3. Six months after the approval by IAB Group B, the three-year life of the Transition
Arrangement, for that Guideline and for that ANB, starts. The starting date will be
indicated in the scope of authorisation.
4. No new applications can be accepted after this three-year period but applications
received within the three-year period can continue to be processed.
5. Applications received after the three-year period must be directly to the Standard,
Distance Learning or Alternative route.

General guidance for transition to a particular diploma is given in OP 09.


1.13 Access Conditions

The method by which Access Routes to the training required by the IIW Welding Personnel
scheme are selected and approved are given in OP 08.


1.14 Appeals

Any individual or organisation that feels they have been unfairly treated shall have the right of
appeal to the Governing Board, which may appoint a special 'Appeal Panel' to deal with such
cases on its behalf. Members of the Panel shall be selected to ensure a fair and balanced
consideration.

The ANB shall define policies and procedures for the resolution of appeals and complaints,
received from applicants, candidates, qualified persons and their employers, and other
parties, about the qualification process. These policies and procedures shall ensure that
appeals and complaints are resolved, in an unbiased manner in principle not later than ten
(10) weeks from the date the appeal was presented.


1.15 Renewal of Authorisation

ANBs shall be subject to intermediate surveillance (approximately two years after initial
authorisation) and shall be re-assessed by audit approximately 6 months before the end of the
five-year authorisation period. Successful assessment will result in a further period of
authorisation for five years, which shall again be subject to intermediate surveillance and re-
assessment as for initial authorisation. Surveillance audits may be waived at the discretion of
Group B if the ANB has been granted national accreditation for a scope of activities, which
includes the IIW Qualification Scheme.


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1.16 Rules for ANBs acting in a foreign country

ANBs may operate in foreign countries, but this must be done in accordance with OP 11 and
the following general rules:

1.17.1. It must be agreed by the IIW member society in the country concerned, where
applicable.
1.17.2. The ANB must follow the rules contained in this document, including those applicable to
the assessment of ATBs.
1.17.3. Special care must be taken in consideration when the languages of the teachers and
students are different (see OP-14).
1.17.4. The records shall be kept by the ANB but may be made available in the other country
for validation purposes through an organisation approved by the ANB. Such approval
shall ensure, by audit, that all relevant aspects of the Rules are met.


1.17 Procedure for ANBs acting in a foreign country

Further to the compliance with the general rules as described above, the ANB must comply
with OP 11.


1.18 ANB Annual Reports

ANBs are responsible for making a report each year to the Secretariat using the form shown in
OP 05. It is to be submitted by 31 March for the previous year (1
st
of J anuary to 31
st
of
December) and the contents will be included in a document to be reported to IIW Board, IAB
Groups A and B and EWF General Assembly.


1.19 Misuse of IIW Diploma

ANBs shall ensure that every diploma holder is made aware that he/she is responsible for its
correct use and shall take measures to prevent misuse such as modification of its content or
the name of the recipient. The ANB shall be able to demonstrate that all diploma holders have
been informed accordingly.

Any cases of misuse of IIW diplomas by individuals or third parties discovered by the ANB shall
be promptly dealt with the ANB including, for example, reporting it to national legal authority,
publishing the facts of the case, recalling the diploma, etc.

ANBs shall ensure that its ATBs inform all participants in approved training courses of the risks
of providing wrong information or falsified documents in relation to satisfying the access
conditions for the appropriate diploma. If such cases occur and are proved beyond reasonable
doubt, the ANB shall ensure that the diploma is withdrawn and should take legal action as
appropriate. Such cases shall be reported promptly to the Lead Assessor who will monitor their
progress.

The ANB must also report all other cases to the Lead Assessor who will inform Group B as
appropriate. Group B is responsible for reviewing the cases and deciding any further action
required.
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PART 2: ANB ASSESSMENT, SURVEILLANCE AND REPORTING PROCEDURE


2.1 Objective

The objective of assessments, surveillance visits and re-assessments is to ensure that the
applicant ANB has in place the features, procedures, documentation and staff which allow it to
function in accordance with these Rules, the Operating Procedures and the relevant IIW
Guidelines. It is also necessary to ensure that the same standards are maintained by operating
ANBs.

Details of this procedure are given in OP 03.


2.2 The Audit Team

Please refer to OP 02 for details on qualifications and selection of assessors.


2.3 Application for authorisation as ANB

For details on the application procedure, please refer to OP 03. The Application Form is given in
Appendix 1 of this document.


2.4 Application for Extension of Scope

An ANB is permitted to act on behalf of IIW only within the limit of scope shown on the
Certificate of Authorisation, but ANBs established in countries having a Member of IIW may
implement a new IIW Guideline following submission of an application for extension of scope
and its preliminary approval by the Lead Assessor. Formal approval of Group B must follow
within 12 months from the date of application. The ANB shall proceed as follows:

1. Ensure by internal audit that it meets all requirements of the additional IIW Guidelines for
which authorisation is required.

2. Submit to the Lead Assessor an Extension of Scope application form (Appendix 4)
together with the following documentation relevant to the additional IIW Guidelines:

Revised quality manual (if appropriate)
Course approval requirements
Information sheets for each category of personnel and promotional literature
Composition of Board(s) of Examiners or, where appropriate, examination personnel
and procedures
Transition Period arrangements

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The Lead Assessor will review the documentation and, in accordance with the principles
agreed by the IAB Board, advise the applicant with respect to assessment/audit requirements
and their costs. The cost of assessments for extension of scope applications shall also be
charged at the agreed rates.

Following a successful application following assessment/audit, the Secretariat will issue a new
amended schedule on the instruction of the Chairman of the IAB Board, see appendix 8.


2.5 Complaints and Appeals

Please refer to OP 06 for details.

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PART 3: STANDARD REQUIREMENTS FOR ATBs

3.1 Introduction

The IAB Board administers the procedures established and updated by Group B for the
important task of approving ATBs to conduct courses designed to prepare candidates for
qualifications, as described in the IIW Guidelines for the education of welding personnel.
Successful completion of an approved course is a requirement of the qualification procedure,
except for those able to qualify under the terms of the Transition Arrangements or an approved
alternative route.

The approval of courses is a responsibility of the ANB in each country.

It is recognised that in some cases ANBs are themselves involved in training. This is
acceptable provided the ANB activities in respect of IIW qualifications are fully isolated, and
that the ANB can demonstrate that its own courses are properly assessed and controlled in
accordance with IIW requirements. There must be complete freedom for course organisers not
linked to the ANB to apply for approval with confidence in the impartiality of the ANBs course
assessment activity.

It is to be understood that an approved ATB is expected to refrain from undertaking business of
a nature similar to that covered by these Rules in another Member Country unless agreement
to so do has been formally given by the ANB in that Country.

A course is approved with respect to the programme, the team of lecturers, course materials,
facilities and equipment, and any significant change shall be cause for re-assessment.

Approval of Distance Learning courses shall be made according to OP-15.


3.2 Conformity with IIW Syllabus

Before applying for approval to conduct a specific course, ATBs must ensure that the course
meets the current issue of the relevant IIW Guideline.

At the discretion of the ANB, a training organisation can be approved to conduct specific topics
or parts of the course.

Also, a company's ATB can be approved provided that all the requirements are met.


3.3 Facilities

The facilities should be clean, well lit and comfortable. For practical work each student should
have ample bench space and good access to test specimens. Classrooms should have
adequate desks or tables, and be equipped with suitable teaching aids, such as blackboards,
overhead projectors, closed circuit television, slide projectors and video equipment, as
appropriate to the course.
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Each Guideline gives specific requirements for equipment and specimens with respect to
specific courses.


3.4 Teaching Staff

Courses leading to IIW qualifications must be closely related to industrial practice, and it is
essential for teaching staff to have continuing contact with industry. Teaching staff needs to
combine:

1. Teaching ability - evidence of training in lecturing, public speaking or verbal
communication.

2. Competence in the subjects being taught.

3. Knowledge and experience of current industrial practice in the subjects being taught.

4. Practical skills in the demonstration of welding practice.

The ATB must provide an appropriate complement of teaching staff which has, collectively, the
knowledge and skills necessary to deliver the course for which approval is being sought in an
effective manner. The number of such staff shall be sufficient to ensure that the essential
specialist knowledge and industrial experience to cover the syllabus is adequately represented
in the team of teachers and visiting lecturers. It must also provide a resource which is adequate
for the development, updating and monitoring of the training programmes.

Teaching staff must maintain contact with current industrial practice and, for example, the
involvement of teachers in consultancy work is one way of achieving this link; short-term
secondments are another. The use of outside speakers from industry is a good way of
introducing a strong industrial element into the course.

The above matters and monitoring of course performance must be covered by appropriate
documentation for review by the ANB. The ANB shall be notified in writing of any changes to
the teaching staff.


3.5 Visual aids

The lectures must be supported by good quality visual aids, for example: slides, overheads,
transparencies and/or videos.


3.6 Reference books

The ATB should maintain a reference library of key material available to students for
background study. This library should include a comprehensive collection of standards relevant
to the subjects being taught.

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3.7 Documentation

A full set of course notes should be maintained in order to ensure consistency between courses
and in the event of any change of staff. Lectures should be supported by good quality
handbooks issued to students containing key information for reference.


3.8 Examination

A final examination to assess student performance, in accordance with the relevant IIW
Guideline and Part 4 of these rules, will be performed. This examination is mandatory and is
independent of any assessment procedure conducted by the ATB.


3.9 Application/ Audit

When the ATB has satisfied itself that its course complies with the ANB requirements, an
application of the type given in Appendix 2, must be submitted to the ANB.

Separate application, of the type given in Appendix 3, must be made for each course leading to
the award of an IIW Diploma.

The applications will be reviewed by the ANB, after which an audit visit will be arranged (see
Part 1, Clause 1.7.3). The audit can take place before the course is running if circumstances
dictate but, in such cases, an additional visit by at least one person must be made when it is
running. Course materials, both lecturer and student, must be available for review by the ANB.

For each ATB assessment, the ANB shall appoint two auditors. The level of the ATB Lead
Auditor should be at least equivalent to the level of qualification in welding of the IIW
education programme the ATB is applying for, with a minimum of IWS level.

The questionnaire and associated documentation shall be reviewed by one of the two auditors.
Any questions arising from this documentation assessment will be resolved before the audit
takes place. The audit visit shall be conducted by both auditors, whilst the course is running, to
check compliance with these rules. A decision on approval will be made by the ANB, on the
recommendation of the auditors, shortly after the audit visit. If the course is approved, the ANB
shall issue an ATB certificate and schedule in accordance with Appendix 8.

The ATB certificate and schedule shall be issued after final approval of the applicant ATB,
once all non-conformities raised have been resolved.

At the discretion of the ANB some exceptions to the above are allowed as follows:

i. When an ATB is going to carry out a course practically in the same conditions as in
previous ones, and the ATB authorisation is still in force, one abbreviated application can
be used in the conditions previously agreed with the ANB.

ii. In the case of an assessment of a new course, which is being offered by an existing ATB, it
is allowed for one auditor only to perform the whole assessment.
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3.10 Surveillance

The ANB shall maintain periodic surveillance at least every 3 years of the ATB to ensure that
the course standard is being maintained.

If an ANB conduct surveillance audits, these may be accomplished by one auditor only.
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PART 4: EXAMINATIONS
4.1 Introduction

The ANB has the responsibility for conducting the examination leading to the award of an IIW
diploma. The following are the Rules under which these examinations shall be conducted.

Specific requirements for the conduct of examinations are given in the IIW Education,
Examination and Qualification Guidelines.

Examinations shall be planned and structured in a manner which ensures that all the
requirements of the applicable IIW Guideline are objectively and systematically verified, with
sufficient documented evidence produced to confirm that this is the case.


4.2 Examination Board(s)

The ANB must appoint a Examination Board(s-) to supervise examinations on behalf of the
ANB.

The Chairman and the members of the Examination Board(s) shall be nominated by the
Authorised National Body. The Examination Board(s) shall consist of:

a) The Chairman, who shall be independent from the ATB(s);
b) Representatives from industry and other relevant organisations.

The responsibility of the Examination Board(s) is(are) to supervise the work of the team of
Examiners, see below;


4.3 Examiners

The ANB shall appoint Examiners for every IIW Qualification that it is authorised to
implement. A Team of Examiners (minimum two persons) shall be selected by the ANB, from
the list of appointed Examiners, for every specific examination session. The responsibilities of
the Team of Examiners are to:

a) Organise the examination (written and practical);
b) Set the examination questions (written and oral as applicable);
c) Conduct and mark the written and oral examinations;
d) Decide on borderline results;
e) Deciding the result of the examination.

All the above are carried out in accordance with the ANBs written procedures
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Examiners shall:
Be familiar with the IIW qualification scheme;
Have a thorough knowledge of the relevant examination methods and examination
documents;
Have appropriate knowledge and competence in the field to be examined;
Be fluent, both in writing and orally, in the language of examination;
Be free from any interest so that they can make impartial and non-discriminatory
judgements;
Report to the Examination Board.

If an Examiner has a potential conflict of interest in the examination of a candidate, the ANB
shall take measures to ensure that confidentiality and impartiality of the examination are not
compromised.

It is permissible for a teacher from an ATB to be a member of the Team of Examiners, but
he/she shall not make the final decision on the marking of an examination in the subject of a
candidate that he/she has taught. The Team of examiners must include people who have not
been employed as teachers for the course being examined.

4.4 Location of examination

Examinations shall be conducted at locations and times designated in advance by the ANB.


4.5 Facilities

Written examinations shall be held in a quiet, well-lit, well ventilated and comfortable room.

The oral examination shall be conducted in a quiet area.


4.6 Admission to Examination

The rules for admission to examinations leading to the award of an IIW Diploma are given in
the appropriate IIW Guidelines. The ANB shall require supporting evidence from applicant
examination candidates sufficient to ensure that the conditions for access to the examination,
including education and training have been met.


4.7 Invigilating (supervision of examination)

Invigilators are responsible for supervising examination sessions and for ensuring that
candidates abide by the rules of the examination. The ANB must have procedures to ensure
that candidates suspected by the Invigilator of cheating are dealt with in an appropriate way.
Invigilators must be competent to carry out the duties assigned to them. They shall by nominate
from a list of approved by the ANB.

It is the responsibility of the Team of Examiners to ensure that the written examination is
invigilated in an appropriate manner and in accordance with the relevant IIW Guidelines.
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4.8 Setting of examinations

Examination questions shall be provided by the teachers and/or other competent persons and
shall form a collection from which the Team of Examiners shall select, on the occasion of each
examination, those to be used for each paper. Examiners who are teachers from ATBs shall
not be involved in the selection of the questions for examination papers related to subjects they
have taught.

The ANB shall have a system for approving Examination papers to ensure that they cover the
subject being examined and are at the appropriate level of difficulty.

The content and standard of the collection shall be monitored by the Team of Examiners.

Where harmonised examination questions are provided by IIW, it is mandatory that they are
used.


4.9 Security and confidentiality

The ANB must ensure the security and confidentiality of all records and information related to
examinations papers, marking, etc, throughout their life. Examination papers shall be kept in a
secure manner, to prevent access by unauthorised persons. The papers shall be typed or
printed and copied under secure supervised conditions. The printed papers shall be kept, for
example, in sealed envelopes in a locked area, to which there is access only by the Invigilator.

All persons involved in these activities shall be nominees of the ANB, or the ATB and they shall
be made aware of their obligations with regard to security and confidentiality.

Completed papers shall be returned to the secure area until ready for marking.


4.10 Marking of written examination papers

Marking shall be the responsibility of the Team of Examiners. The performance and results of
examinations shall be documented and reported to the Examination Board (s).

Any anomalies, for example where the overall marks are unexpectedly high or low, the Team of
Examiners shall report it to the Examination Board (s).


4.11 Timing of examinations

Both written and oral examinations, where applicable, may be held either on completion of each
Module of the syllabus or at the end of the course.


4.12 Issue of results and diplomas

Examination results shall be communicated to candidates no later than eight weeks after the
examination. Diplomas shall be issued no later than twelve weeks after the examination using
only diploma blanks supplied by the Secretariat.
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Issue of Diplomas via Automatic Route, IIW Diploma to EWF Diploma holders or EWF
Diploma to IIW Diploma holders, can be done only by the ANBs that issued the initial Diploma,
IIW or EWF.

IIW Diploma designations shall normally be as indicated in Appendix 6.

Instructions to ANBs for filling in the actual diplomas are shown in Appendix 5.

Where national regulations conflict with the instruction to use the date of birth for unique
identity purpose, the ANB may propose an alternative system of nomenclature, e.g. National
Identity Number, National Social Welfare Number.

This information must be completed in the space provided for the date of birth. The use of
alternative identification system shall have prior approval of the Lead Assessors.


4.13 Appeals

Should a candidate wish to appeal against his result, he shall apply to the ANB within four
weeks of receiving his results. All appeals shall be heard and will be conducted by an Appeals
Panel consisting of at least two persons: one of whom may be the Chairman of the
Examination Board(s), but at least one other shall not have participated in the examination.

The result of the appeal shall be communicated within two weeks of the appeal hearing.

4.14 Re-examination

Failure in any individual subject of the examination shall require re-examination.

The rules for the re-examination are given in the appropriate Guideline.


4.15 Special conditions for extension of validity of examinations

If an examinee has failed an examination, the validity period relating to individual parts of the
examination, as defined on each guideline, may be extended by decision of the Lead Assessor,
if it has not been possible for the ANB to organise the necessary re-examinations within the
relevant period.

In such circumstances, the following conditions shall be fulfilled:

i) The ANB must provide valid reasons for needing an extension.

ii) Any re-examinations taken after the first period must include oral examinations covering
the whole syllabus.

iii) Under no circumstances shall the validity period exceed a total of six years.


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PART 5: DISTANCE (SELF) LEARNING COURSES AS A ROUTE TO IIW
QUALIFICATIONS

The IIW Guidelines provide syllabuses, which are intended to be taught in a classroom environment,
thereby providing for direct interaction with the students on a continuous basis. They require a
significant input of application experience so that the knowledge and thought processes of
experienced engineers may be transferred to the students. Practical work, demonstrations and
videos are also significant mandatory aspects of the IIW programmes.

Whilst the content of the syllabuses may be replicated in a distance-learning course, some of the
attributes mentioned above cannot. It is only through exposure to the individual experts that these
benefits may be gained. Furthermore, the content is continuously up-dated to reflect changing trends
in industry and the technology.

These essential features must be retained but it is recognised that the classical theoretical studies
included in the courses could be covered by distance learning courses. The following special
requirements will be placed in the distance learning courses route to ensure that the benefits of the
IIW approach are not lost.

1. The IIW Distance Learning Courses - DLC must be structured in accordance with the relevant
IIW Guideline.

2. The ANB who wants to approve ATBs with the aim of performing DLCs must fulfil the rules and
requirements that are defined in OP-15 Evaluation of Distance Learning Courses.

3. The ANB must ensure that all the practical work and demonstrations that are mentioned in the
relevant guideline syllabus shall be developed according to the rules and requirements that are
stated in this document and in the relevant guideline.
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APPENDIX 1



INTERNATIONAL AUTHORISATION BOARD
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF WELDING



The IIW Scheme for the Education, Examination and Qualification of
Welding Personnel


Application Form for an Organisation wishing
to become an Authorised National Body
in respect of the IIW Scheme in accordance with
the rules provided in Document IAB-001, IAB Operating Procedures
and in the IIW Education, Examination and Qualification Guidelines.



Please complete the form in BLOCK CAPITALS or TYPESCRIPT in ENGLISH.

Please enclose THREE SETS of the documentation requested in OP 03 with the completed form.

A list of relevant current IAB documents is available on request and the documentation should be
referred to before submitting the application.
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1 Name of applicant Authorised National Body

..................... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................

Address........ ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................

..................... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................

Name of Contact Person

Telephone number.. ............ .......... ............ ........... Fax number.. .. ............ ......................

Email address (if available).... .......... ............

2 Legal Structure of the ANB

What type of organisation is the prospective ANB (e.g., limited company, independent body
etc)?
......... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................

Please provide copies of documents, which define the ANBs legal status and its functions,
organisation and management showing how the IIW Qualification Scheme activities are
accommodated and isolated.


3 Scope of Authorisation sought

Please list below the categories of qualification for which authorisation is sought (e.g.,
International Welding Engineer):

..................... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................

..................... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................


4 Quality Manual

Please provide the Quality Manual for the ANB. It can be forwarded later if it is not yet ready.
The Manual must include documentation in respect of course approval, and composition of the
Governing Board and Board of Examiners.



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5 Declaration

I declare that the information on this form and any other information given in support of this
application is correct, to the best of my belief. I have read the Rules for ANBs and undertake to
ensure that the applicant ANB I represent will abide by these requirements if granted
accreditation by the IIW.

I further declare that the body I represent is the organisation nominated in.............
..................... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... * as the applicant IIW Authorised National
Body.

The national Member Society (ies) of IIW ... ........... ............ .......... ............
(name of Member Society (ies)) for. * agrees with this application for
authorisation.
*Insert name of country


Signed..................... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........................

Name(s)................... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........................

................................. ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........................
Director(s) of IIW Member Society (ies)

Date......................... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........................

Signed..................... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........................

................................. ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........................

Chief Executive of prospective ANB............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............

Date......................... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........................


6 Return the form and attachments to:

IAB Secretariat
C/o: ISQ
Av. Prof. Cavaco Silva, 33 -Taguspark
Apartado 012 CTT Porto Salvo
P-2741-901 Porto Salvo
PORTUGAL
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APPENDIX 2


INTERNATIONAL AUTHORISATION BOARD
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF WELDING



The IIW Scheme for the Education, Examination and Qualification of
Welding Personnel


Application Form for an Organisation wishing
to become an Approved Training Body
in respect of the IIW Scheme in accordance with National ANB rules



Please complete the form in BLOCK CAPITALS or TYPESCRIPT

Please enclose ONE SET of the documentation requested with the completed form.

A list of relevant current IAB documents is available on request and the documentation should be
referred to before submitting the application.
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1 Name of applicant Approved Training Body

..................... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................

Address........ ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................

. ........ ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................

Name of Contact Person.. ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............

Telephone number.. ............ .......... ............ ........... Fax number .... .......... ............

Email address (if available) .......... ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................


2 Legal Structure of the ATB

What type of organisation is the prospective ATB (e.g., limited company, independent body
etc)?
..................... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................

Please provide copies of documents, which define the ATB legal status and its functions,
organisation and management.


3 Scope of Approval sought

Please list below the courses leading to the award of an IIW Diploma for which approval is
sought (e.g., International Welding Engineer):

..................... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................

..................... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................


4 Documentation

Please provide the Quality Manual for the ATB or any other documentation that includes the
complete description of ATB activities regarding general organization and responsibilities,
facilities and their maintenance, teaching staff and their continuous training, etc.



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5 Declaration

I declare that the information on this form and any other information given in support of this
application is correct, to the best of my belief. I have read the Rules for ATBs issued by the
National ANB and undertake to ensure that the applicant ATB I represent will abide by these
requirements if granted accreditation by the ANB.



Signed. ........ .................................................................................................................................... .

..................... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ............

Responsible of prospective ATB.............................................................................................. .

Date.. ........... ............ .......... ............ ........... ........... ............ .......... ............ ......................


6 Return the form and attachments to:

National ANB
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APPLICATION FOR AN ATB SEEKING APPROVAL OF COURSES


APPLICATION FORM


This application is for approval of a specific type of course in accordance with IIW Guideline
No. ....................... leading to a Diploma of International Welding

GENERAL

1. Name of organisation ........... ........... .........................................................................................

2. Title of course and your reference number (if any) ..........................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

3. Overall duration of course (working days).......................................................................................

4. Number of hours instruction:

Lectures ............. ...........Practical ......... ............ ...........Tutorial........... ............

5. Is the course specific to IIW requirements? YES/NO

If not, give details of the amount of time devoted to these requirements:

..........................................................................................................................................................

6. What are the entry requirements (ie qualifications and experience of student) for the course?

Qualifications....................................................................................................................................

Experience.......................................................................................................................................

7. When was the course first held?......................................................................................................

8. If a new course, what experience do you have in running similar courses?

..........................................................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

9. What is the nature of the diploma or similar document issued at the end of the course:...............


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10. How is student's performance currently assessed:.........................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

11. Title(s) of course literature issued a) before, b) during the course:

a) ..................................................................................................................................................

b) ..................................................................................................................................................


LECTURERS, TUTORS AND INSTRUCTORS (SPECIFIC TO THIS COURSE)

12. a) Name of person responsible for the conduct of the course.

..........................................................................................................................................................

b) Is he/she engaged full time during the course? YES/NO

If not, give details ............................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

c) Professional qualifications, certifications, approvals and registrations:

................................................................................................................. ........................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

d) Relevant background experience (with dates) .................................. ........................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

e) Approvals (with dates)

..........................................................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................


f) Details of formal training in lecturing (with dates)

..........................................................................................................................................................

......................................................................................... ........... ........... ............ ........... ...............


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g) How long employed in this role?

..........................................................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

13. Other relevant lecturers, tutors and instructors (please complete a) to h) for each additional
person on separate sheet of paper if necessary.

a) Name............................................................................................................................................

b) Status (permanent employee, consultant, guest tutor etc) .........................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

c) Nature of duties (subjects covered and hours) ...........................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

d) Professional qualifications and registrations ..............................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

e) Relevant background experience (with dates)............................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

f) Approvals (with dates) .................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

g) Details of formal training in lecturing (with dates) .......................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

h) How long has he/she been employed in this role? ....................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................



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PROVIDE A LIST AND DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE INSTRUCTORS SHOULD THE
DESIGNATED INSTRUCTORS BE UNAVAILABLE

14. Address of permanent establishment ................ ............................................................................

............................................................................. ............................................................................

............................................................................. ............................................................................

15. General description of premises for:

a) Lectures..



b) Practical work ................................................. ............................................................................

............................................................................. ............................................................................

16. Audio visual equipment ...................................... ............................................................................

............................................................................. ............................................................................

17. Capacity (number of students) ........................... ............................................................................

18. Is this course ever held outside the permanent establishment? If yes, give details on a
separate sheet, corresponding to Nos. 14-17 above for each venue. YES/NO

19. Is the course run in collaboration or jointly with any other establishment? YES/NO

If yes, state which establishment accepts overall responsibility for the course (joint responsibility
not acceptable).

a) Responsible organisation ...........................................................................................................

b) Name and address of collaborator ............................................................................................

......................................................................................................................................................

......................................................................................................................................................

c) Contact ........................................................................................................................................

Please supply on separate sheet answers to Nos. 14-17 in respect of this establishment.
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20. General comments which you consider may be relevant ...............................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

Name of Head of Training Organisation:

..........................................................................................................................................................

On behalf of the organisation named below, I hereby wish to apply for approval of the course
described in this questionnaire. I confirm that we will abide by the conditions of approval set out
in Document No. .............................................................................................................................

Organisation ....................................................................................................................................

Address ...........................................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................


Signature.. Date.

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APPLICATION FROM EXISTING ANB
FOR EXTENSION OF SCOPE


1. Name of ANB ...........................................................................................................

2. Country .....................................................................................................................

3. Existing categories of Authorisation ....................................................................

....................................................................................................................................

....................................................................................................................................

....................................................................................................................................

4. Additional categories sought (e.g., International Welding Engineer):

___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________

5. Quality manual

Please provide a copy of the manual containing up-dated requirements/ /procedures
necessary to implement the additional categories.

6. Other documentation

Please provide all other documentation referred to in Clause 2.4 of Part 2 of Document
IAB-001 - current issue.

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7. Cost of assessment

On receipt of this form the Lead Assessor will prepare an estimate of assessment cost
for submission to the ANB.

8. Declaration by Chief Executive of ANB

I declare that the information given in all documentation associated with this application
is correct to the best of my belief. I have read Document IAB-001, Operating
Procedures, and the guidelines covering the categories for which additional
authorisation is sought, and undertake that this ANB will abide by all requirements given
therein.

I further declare that this ANB contracts to pay all costs involved in this application as
specified in Document IAB-001 current issue.


Signed_______________________________ Date ____________________

Name (block letters) ___________________________________________________
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Layout of International Welding Personnel Diploma
Standard Route

Hologram
sticker




Having met the education and training requirements of IIW Guideline
....'
and by examination having satisfied the
requirements of the Examination Board of the
IIW Authorised National Body


[Name (forenames, given name)]*

[Date of birth, (day, month, year)]*


is hereby awarded the diploma of


INTERNATIONAL WELDING XXXXXXXXXXXXXX




[ Dat e: day, month, year] * [ Di pl oma No. : ISO country code/
category/ unique serial code] *


[ Signature] * [ Signature] *


[ Name] * [ Name] *
[ Chai r man of [ Head of Training School] *
Exami nat i on Boar d] *


[ I I WAut hor i sed Nat i onal Body: Name of ANB and Country]

[ l ogo or st amp of ANB] *( opt i onal )



* - TO BE PRI NTED BY THE ANB


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Hologram
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Having met the education and training requirements of IIW Guideline
....'
and by examination having satisfied the
requirements of the Examination Board of the
IIW Authorised National Body

[Name (forenames, given name)]*

[Date of birth, (day, month, year)]*

is hereby awarded the diploma of


INTERNATIONAL WELDING XXXXXXXXXXXXXX




[ Dat e: day, month, year] * [ Di pl oma No. : ISO country code/
category/ unique serial code] *


[ Signature] * [ Signature] *


[ Name] * [ Name] *
[ Chai r man of [ Title] *
Assessment Commi t t ee] * [ Posi t i on i n ANB] *


[ I I WAut hor i sed Nat i onal Body: Name of ANB and Country]

[ l ogo or st amp of ANB] *( opt i onal )





* - TO BE PRI NTED BY THE ANB


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Hologram
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Having met the education and training requirements of IIW Guideline
....'
and by examination having satisfied the
requirements of the Examination Board of the
IIW Authorised National Body

[Name (forenames, given name)]*

[Date of birth, (day, month, year)]*

is hereby awarded the diploma of


INTERNATIONAL WELDING XXXXXXXXXXXXXX




[ Dat e: day, month, year] * [ Di pl oma No. : ISO country code/
category/ unique serial code] *


[ Signature] * [ Signature] *


[ Name] * [ Name] *
[ Chai r man of [ Title] *
Exami nat i on Boar d] * [ Posi t i on i n ANB] *

[ I I WAut hor i sed Nat i onal Body: Name of ANB and Country]

[ l ogo or st amp of ANB] *( opt i onal )





* - TO BE PRI NTED BY THE ANB

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Automatic Route

Hologram
sticker




Having met the education and training requirements of IIW Guideline
....'
and by examination having satisfied the
requirements of the Examination Board of the
IIW Authorised National Body

[Name (forenames, given name)]*

[Date of birth, (day, month, year)]*

is hereby awarded the diploma of


INTERNATIONAL WELDING XXXXXXXXXXXXXX




[ Dat e: day, month, year] * [ Di pl oma No. : ISO country code/
category/ unique serial code] *


[ Signature] * [ Signature] *


[ Name] * [ Name] *
[ Ti t l e] * [ Optional] *
[ Posi t i on i n ANB] *


[ I I WAut hor i sed Nat i onal Body: Name of ANB and Country]

[ l ogo or st amp of ANB] *( opt i onal )




* - TO BE PRI NTED BY THE ANB
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Standard Route




Having met the education and training requirements of IIW Guideline
....'
and by examination having satisfied the
requirements of the Examination Board of the
IIW Authorised National Body


[Name (forenames, given name)]*

[Date of birth, (day, month, year)]*


is hereby awarded the diploma of


INTERNATIONAL WELDING XXXXXXXXXXXXXX



[ Dat e: day, month, year] * [ Di pl oma No. : ISO country code/
[2
nd
Issue Date:day, month, year]** / category/ unique serial code] *


[ Signature] * [ Signature] *


[ Name] * [ Name] *
[ Chai r man of [ Head of Training School] *
Exami nat i on Boar d] *


[ I I WAut hor i sed Nat i onal Body: Name of ANB and Country] *

[ l ogo or st amp of ANB] *( opt i onal )


* - TO BE PRI NTED BY THE ANB
** - Only if it is a Diploma 2
nd
Issue, to be printed by the ANB
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The IIW diplomas will include on the front at the bottom a sentence saying: This diploma is subject
to the rules concerning its use and misuse. See overleaf.

On the back of the IIW diplomas a sentence as follows will be printed:

The person holding this diploma is responsible for its correct use and shall take measures to
prevent misuse such as modifications of its content. In the case of misuse the ANB can initiate
legal activities against the diploma holder.



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SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS WHEN PRITING THE IIW DIPLOMAS

IIW Diplomas Designations and Numbering System
All IIW Diplomas must be issued on blanks supplied by the IIW Secretariat and must carry a
reference code comprising the following three elements:
the country of the ANB (ISO designated),
the category of qualification and
a unique serial code (numeric or alphanumeric).

The reference to the category of the qualification shall be as shown on the following table.
Printed on Diploma by Secretariat

Printed
by ANB

Abbreviation
INTERNATIONAL WELDING ENGINEER - IWE
INTERNATIONAL WELDING TECHNOLOGIST - IWT
INTERNATIONAL WELDING SPECIALIST - IWS
INTERNATIONAL WELDING PRACTITIONER - IWP
INTERNATIONAL WELDING INSPECTOR-Comprehensive Level - IWI C
INTERNATIONAL WELDING INSPECTOR-Standard Level - IWI S
INTERNATIONAL WELDING INSPECTOR-Basic Level - IWI B
INTERNATIONAL WELDED STRUCTURES DESIGNER-Comprehensive Level - IWSD - C
INTERNATIONAL WELDED STRUCTURES DESIGNER-Standard Level - IWSD - S
INTERNATIONAL TUBE WELDER
in AAA
ITW
INTERNATIONAL PLATE WELDER
of
IPW
INTERNATIONAL FILLET WELDER BBB IFW
* The alternatives for AAA are: MMA or SMAW, MIG/MAG or GMAW, FCAW, TIG or GTAW, Gas or OFW
The alternatives for BBB are: Steel, Stainless steel or Aluminium. Other materials (CR ISO/TR 15608)

Diplomas designations for Welders shall include:

Level of Diploma, e.g. International Tube Welder (or Plate or Fillet Welder) and

Welding process, e.g. MMA, SMAW, etc. and

Parent material, e.g. of Steel (or Stainless steel or Aluminium)

and a Diploma coding using the abbreviation, the process numbers of ISO 4063 and the material
group of ISO/TR 15608

Example of Diploma coding for Welders: ITW 111 - 1.1 - DK00001

The possibility of deviations from this system must be approved by the IAB Group B

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Having met the requirements of the current issue of
Document IAB-001
INTERNATIONAL
INSTITUTE OF WELDING
is hereby awarded the certificate of
IIW Approved Training Body
under the authority of the Authorised National Body
in the Country of
for training courses as shown in the corresponding Schedule
Certificate No.:
Date of Issue:

Date of Expiry:
























_________________

ANB Chief Executive
This certificate is the property of the issuing
ANB and may be withdrawn or recalled
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International System for the Education, Examination
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INTERNATIONAL
INSTITUTE OF WELDING



SCHEDULE CORRESPONDING TO
ATB CERTIFICATE No. _________


The Approved Training Body




under the authority of the Authorised National Body




in the Country of





is approved for the following IIW Guidelines:


Guideline/Scope of
Authorisation Date of Authorisation






Date of Issue ANB Chief Executive



This schedule is part of the Certificate which is the property of the issuing
ANB and may be withdrawn or recalled
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RULES FOR APPROVED TRAINING BODIES REGARDING THE USE OF
IIW ANB COMBINED LOGO

The Approved Training Body, ATB, has the right to publicise its authorisation by using the
combined IIW ANB logo in the manner considered most appropriate, only in those activities
related with the scope of the authorisation. In any case, such publicity shall give a true and
accurate picture of the ATBs capability covered by the authorisation.

In particular, the ATB is forbidden to alter the Certificate or its copies and/or to publish/utilise the
authorisation outside the specified scope.
Restrictions

The restrictions on the use of IIW ANB combined logo are:

a. The logos shall only be reproduced in its original colours or in black and white, and
never in any other colour.
b. The diameter of both IIW and ANB logos shall have the same diameter. The maximum
width or height of both logos shall be 20mm.
c. The combined logo shall not be used for other authorisations not defined in the Scope
of Authorisation established by IIW ANB.
d. The combined logo shall only be used while the Authorisation Certificate corresponding
to IIW ANB is in force (valid for five years, subject to a surveillance audit after two and
a half or three years).
Contract Obligation

The correct use of the combined logo, or of the Authorisation Certificates, is obligated by contract.
Withdrawal of the IIW ANB authorisation can be caused by deliberate, imprudent or inaccurate
use of it.

If for any reason the IIW ANB authorisation is withdrawn, the ATB shall immediately cease to use
the combined logo and, where necessary, remove all material containing the combined logo. The
continued use and diffusion of the combined logo under these circumstances could end with legal
actions taken by IIW ANB.


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Certificate n ATB ES - XXX

20 mm
20 mm
5 mm
8 mm

20 mm
5 mm
Certificate n ATB FR - XXX
8 mm
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International System for the Education, Examination
and Qualification of Welding Personnel
INTERNATIONAL
INSTITUTE OF WELDING
Having met the requirements of the current issue of
Document IAB-001
is hereby awarded the certificate of
IIW Authorised National Body
for the award of the IIW Qualifications as shown in
the corresponding Schedule
Date of Issue:

Date of Expiry:
Certificate No.:
_________________

Chairman of IAB Group
_________________

President of IIW
This certificate is the property of the
IAB and may be withdrawn or recalled
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International System for the Education, Examination
and Qualification of Welding Personnel

INTERNATIONAL
INSTITUTE OF WELDING


SCHEDULE CORRESPONDING TO
ANB CERTIFICATE No. _________


The Authorised National Body








is allowed to award the following IIW Qualifications:



Guideline Date of Authorisation












Date of Issue IAB Chief Executive


This schedule is part of the certificate
which is the property of the IAB and may be
withdrawn or recalled