The Training activities of IIS PROGRESS started with the very birth of the Italian Institute of Welding, soon after its foundation.
Specifically, the first IIS course was the “Specialisation Course in Welding for Engineers and Industrial Technicians” (first edition in 1952), whose structure remained virtually unchanged, although its curriculum was updated over the years, until the establishment of welding coordination Professionals, internationally harmonised (International Welding Engineer, Technologist and Specialist). 
Since then, the training services have been growing and diversifying, and now deal exhaustively with all topics that either directly or indirectly have to do with the sector of welding.

A constant and characteristic feature of the activities carried out by IIS in this context is the close ties with the world of industry, as our mission includes the transfer and dissemination of the experience and good practices stemming from hands-on applications. IIS teachers and trainers have in fact extensive experience gained “in the field”, which they convey during courses.

An equally significant focus is placed on the carefully selected, abundant and high quality supporting materials, printed matter and specimens used during the courses.

The training activities are performed by IIS PROGRESS on the basis of a number of authorisations and acknowledgements, among which:

  • Authorised Training Body (ATB) EWF and IIW,
  • NDT Examination Centre according to ISO 9712
  • School recognised by the European Space Agency (ESA)
  • AWS Agent for the supply of training and certification services of the American Welding Society

and more.

Nationally, some training events organised by IIS PROGRESS as well as most of the Technical events of the IIS Group offer participants the possibility of receiving the accreditation of CFPs (Professional Training Credits) for the Engineers who are members of the local Boards of Engineers.

For the training activities offered by IIS PROGRESS, there is the possibility of using the training contributions provided by the national Inter-professional Joint Funds (Fondimpresa, FonARcom, FAPI, FONDITALIA etc.): these funds finance company training plans, including individual ones, that member companies should decide to implement for their employees. (info)

Our services:


Welding education & training

  Practical welder and welding operator training courses of metallic materials

 Plastics welder training (PE - PP - PVC - PVDF – PRFV)

 Education for welding coordination personnel (IWE, IWT, IWS, IWP)

 Education for welding inspection personnel (IWI)

 Other courses in accordance with IIW and EWF scheme

 Intensive theoretical welding course

 Underwater welding course

 Courses for welding coordination personnel according to EN 1090-2

 Courses on quality, safety and environment in welding

 Robotic welding technician courses (IMORW)


Corrosion and in-service inspection courses

 Surface protection and coating courses

 Courses for in-service civil and building structures inspector (CISI)


NDT training

 Non-destructive testing training courses

 Non-destructive testing training courses – extension to the railway maintenance sector


Training in the electronic sector

 Operator for soldering of electronic devices and printed circuit boards (ESA, IPC)


Training for adhesive bonding technology

 Training courses in adhesive bonding technology (EAE, EAS, EAB)


Courses for tehnological transfer

 Courses to support industry for the technological transfer (Fitness for service, Fracture
         mechanics, Risk based inspection, Failure analysis, etc


Custom education & training

 Customised courses to suit company needs and specific requirements