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.

IIS PROGRESS offers training courses for the qualification of Welding Coordinators according to IIW and EWF guidelines for the following levels:

  • International Welding Engineer (IWE)
  • International Welding Technologist (IWT)
  • International Welding Specialist (IWS)
  • International Welding Practitioner (IWP)

Access to the courses is granted to those satisfying the access conditions, which mostly depend on the personal educational level of applicants.

Topics of courses are welding metallurgy and weldability, welding processes, design of welded components, general aspects of fabrication; a practical part is also included as a fundamental tool for better understanding practical issues in welding.

The quallification Diploma is issued for those people attending the course and successfully passing the relevant examination.

The qualification achieved satisfies the requirements of ISO 14731, ISO 3834 and other applicable standard for welding Coordination Personnel. In addition these courses are the suitable to anyone having involvement in the production activities for the fabrication of welded products.

Courses are carried out either in daytime, evening and weekends, also using the blended learning approach which offers a reduced attendance time combined with  the support of self-learning, achieved through a specific training platform.


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Certification of Factory Production Control requires, by the Manufacturer, the fulfillment of a number of requirements regarding personnel, procedures, organization of the manufacturer.

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