The Indian Institute of Welding is a member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) which was created in 1948 and now has 56 members. IIW have developed and administer a Unified International System for Education, Examination and Qualification of Welding Personnel, which is globally recognised and internationally accepted.
The Indian Institute Of Welding has been accredited by IIW as its only ‘Authorised National Body' (ANB) in India (To be referred to as ANB-India) to operate its above international schemes and award followingInternational Welding Diplomas.
The Following IIW Diplomas are offered
International Welding Coordination Personnel:
IWE, IWT, IWS & IWP
International Welding Inspection Personnel:
Comprehensive, Standard & Basic
Fillet, Plate and Tube/Pipe in various processes & materials
The ANB seeks to achieve harmonisation and a common standard in the examination and qualification of professional welding personnel internationally. The ANB accepts responsibility for the implementation of the current IIW system for education, examination and qualification of welding personnel at the national level.
It is the role of the Indian Institute of Welding - Authorised National Body (IIW-India ANB) to act within India for International Institute of Welding (IIW) in respect of Personnel Qualification& Certification in accordance with the Guideline of its International Authorisation Board (IAB), including:
Administer award of IIW Diplomas by Transition Route for qualified & experienced professionals following (IAB) approved eligibility Criteria and procedure.
Appoint after thorough audit ‘Approved Training Bodies' (ATBs) for the conduct of courses in accordance with IIW - IAB guidelines and monitoring their performance
Control and approve admission of students for Standard Route to ATB according to approved access (entry) qualification.
Administer and approve the applications of candidates for award of Diploma by Alternate Route , ensure compliance at various stages toapproved procedure before final examination.
Conduct of written & oral examinations and practical tests based on IAB Guideline. Operating Procedure (OP)& ANB QSM
Award of Diploma of the International Institute of Welding to successful candidates from above procedure and maintain relevant information and Records.
Certification of Welders and preparation of WPS and WPQR following International Standards and Codes
The ANB is assessed and monitored in compliance with the Rules of the IIW by IAB, and are responsible for ensuring that the standards of education, examination and qualification are maintained. In this, the objective is that the 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.
With a mission to be the Premier Professional Institute in India for the advancement of Welding Science & Technology and related activities, IIW-India has been continuously developing itself for achievement of Assist Human resources development in Welding in India.
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