In the field of the welding fabrication process, there are two key roles in a Company for the proper control of the manufacturing process: the Welding Coordinator and the Welding Inspector.
The welding coordinator has to supervise the planning and implementation of all stages of manufacture. The International Institute of welding and the European Welding Federation (IIW and EWF) have set up a dedicated qualification and certification system which provides Manufacturers with four different levels of competence, depending on the complexity of the manufacturing process and the criticality of the products/components made:
- IWE International Welding Engineer
- IWT International Welding Technologist
- IWS International Welding Specialist
- IWP International Welding Practitioner
The welding inspector's task is to verify in detail the accuracy of the inspection activities in pre-manufacture and/or assembly on-site of welded components. The International Institute of welding and the European Welding Federation (IIW and EWF) have set up a dedicated qualification system which provides Manufacturers with three different levels of expertise:
- IWI-C International Welding Inspector Comprehensivel level
- IWI-S International Welding Inspector Standard level
- IWI-B International Welding Inspector Basiclevel
IIS CERT is the Authorised National Body in Italy recognized by the European Welding Federation and by the International Institute of Welding for the qualification and certification of these professional careers in welding.
IIS CERT also Welding Coordinators as requested by EN 1090-1 with particular reference to Execution Class 1 and 2 for the manufacture of welded products of steel construction.
120 IWE/IWT/IWS and 80 IWI certificates issued per year.
3500 Welding Coordinator certificates and 2500 Welding Inspectors certificates issued so far.