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There are three main routes for obtaining International Diploma under the qualification scheme of International Welding Institute through its Authorised National Body (ANB).

Standard Access Route:

The entry to the International Welding Co-ordination Personnel course at various levels could be by Standard Route for candidates meeting the Access qualification requirement. This requires attendance at IAB approved Training Courses designed to meet all the requirements of IAB guideline on respective curriculum. This is the route offering the most comprehensive manner in which the syllabus could be covered. All theoretical learning inputs and practical training are imparted at ANB-India approved "Approved Training Bodies" (ATB) having all the required facilities for the courses being offered. The route also allows certain amount of prior learning to be taken into account, for example during University, College courses or by approved ‘ Distance Learning'.

The Standard route is now available for (IWCP) IWE & IWT qualifications at Chennai only at our Approved Training Body (ATB) Cornerstone Academy Pvt. Ltd . This is not yet available for International Welding Inspection Personnel (IWIP).

This is the only route to qualify as International Welder ( IW ) at ATB's listed under the “List of ATB”

Alternative Route:

This is available to candidates who have thorough required Theoretical and practical knowledge in line with IAB guideline meeting the relevant approved ‘Access Condition' and proved relevant experience of at least 4 years. They are not required to attend lessons in an ATB.

A detailed Application as per Format specially designed for this is to be filled by the candidate and duly supported by documentary evidence. The same is evaluated by ANB Assessors &once accepted the candidate is required to submit& a Project Report on a welding topic in the nature of a case study. The same is first subjected to paper check and if found OK the candidate is required to undergo an interview on the Project submitted by ANB Examiners. On being approved by the interview Board the candidate may be allowed to sit directly for the final examination in all the Modules of the IAB course Guideline without attending lesson at an ATB. Successful candidates are eligible for Diploma.

The Alternative route to qualify for IWCP as IWE & IWT is now available.


By Transition:

Existing professionals in a country doing similar nature of work with requisite knowledge and experience have an attractive option of acquiring the International Diploma of choice by the Transition Route open indefinitely after starting the option with the authorization of “The International Institute of Welding”/ IAB. The route does not require the candidate to attend a regular course at any Authorised Training Institute (ATB). This route is designed for experienced and qualified candidates already engaged in similar activities to qualification.

  • IWCP : The transition route for qualifying as International Welding Coordinator (IWE / IWT / IWS / IWP) is available to eligible candidates without any end date subject to his meeting the Transition Eligibility Criteria on or before 3 rd January 2011.
  • IWIP : The transition route is open for International Welding Inspection Personnel in three levels i.e. Comprehensive, Standard and Basic to experienced candidates already engaged in the Welding Inspection and fulfilling the Transition Eligibility Criteria on date or by 13 th January 2014 whichever is earlier.

  To Download Application Forms and details visit each Sub-menu of IWCP, IWIP & IW

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