TRANSITION ROUTE for International Welding Coordination Personnel (IWCP)


(International Institute of Welding Diploma and complies to the requirement as per ISO 14731-19)

The Transition Criteria Options mentioned for International Welding Coordination Personnel (IWE, IWT, IWS & IWP) are general requirements for candidates wishing to apply for award of Diploma through Transition Arrangements. However, the candidate’s total qualification and experience must meet the Access Condition & Transition Criteria approved by the International Authorisation Board (IAB) and achieved by the candidate on or before 3rd January 2011. This will be verified by an independent “Committee for Transition Arrangements” (IWCP) conducted by The Indian Institute of Welding-ANB, whose decision will be binding for eligibility to appear by Transition arrangement involving refresher course & examination.

All refresher courses are being conducted by ANB-India Online (20 Interactive sessions) and conforming to IAB rule. This gives the added advantage of utilising the service of expert faculties & Examiners from all over India. The candidates benefit by saving travelling cost. Since lectures are conducted online mostly in evening (weekdays) & Morning/Afternoon (weekends), a candidate can continue with their normal work schedule.

  • For specific information on Online Transition Arrangement to qualify as IWE, IWT, IWS click the LINK
  • Preliminary Information Form may be duly filled up by the candidate along with the CV.
  • Course dates are scheduled for eligible candidates being duly registered before the mentioned last date of receipt of application to allow proper processing including final eligibility assessment.
  • Please note all Documents and credentials are to be only shared through Google Drive link (not sent as attachment). Intending candidates are requested to verify this procedure before submitting the application and also check the final dates from ANB Office:
  • Course schedule & Fee Structure table given below.


2023 – 2024 Calendar for Refresher Courses for Transition Route

     Place (Location) Course No Last Date for Receipt of Application Course Start Date Course End Date Remark
ONLINE 96  15th June 2022 2nd July 2022 18th July 2022 COURSE OVER
ONLINE 97 10th Nov 2023 25 Nov 2023 09 Dec 2023 COURSE OVER
ONLINE 98  – Not Yet Scheduled

**Please Note:  As planned 97th Refresher Course may be the last course conducted by ANB-India under Transition Arrangement.

IWCP Refresher Course Fees for Transition Arrangement

(In Rs) Excluding applicable GST

Description IWE IWT IWS IWP
1. Application Fee 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
2. Registration Fee 70,000 60,000 50,000 40,000
3. Fees for Online refresher course
4. Fees for examination, Viva Voce
5. IIW Certificate Issue Charges
6. TOTAL FEES PAYABLE 75,000 65,000 55,000 45,000

*Application Fee is Non-Refundable


ALTERNATIVE ROUTE International Welding Coordination Personnel (IWCP) – (IWE/IWT)

(International Institute of Welding Diploma and complies to the requirement as per ISO 14731-19)

The Alternative Route is aimed at individuals who may already have experience of the job function at a particular level without holding the appropriate qualification diploma. These individuals will have already gained full, or part knowledge of the syllabus defined there and can demonstrate their capability to proceed to examination either directly without compulsory attendance at an ANB approved training course or by attending only part of such a course (Refer to IAB Guideline –Short Version). This option is available for candidates with minimum 4 years relevant experience in welding fabrication & related areas. Presently the option is available for IWE & IWT only.


Calendar for IWE/IWT Examination following for Alternative Route 2023-24

Place (Location) Project Interview Written Examination (Module 1, 2, 3 & 4) (Physical Presence) Oral Examination (Physical Presence) Remark


 16th to 20th August 2022 Exam Over


27th Feb to 3rd March 2023 Exam Over


17th to 21st July 2023 Exam Over


5th to 9th February 2024 Upcoming
ALT- 18 Not yet scheduled

*For any course related enquiry please mail us at


The dates of the Examinations are provisional, and the candidates advised to check dates, timing and venue specifically with our ANB office by mail to our Senior Executive Mr. T K Dutta at or contact him at Phone: +913340061837.

Candidates may go through the Brochure for Standard & Alternative Route to check Eligibility and study IWE/IWT Alternative Route: How to ApplyCandidates are required to send duly filled Applications Form along with other documents (Available under the IWCP Downloads). The CV should highlight Qualifications obtained with overall experience in industry, specifically with respect to welding fabrication & related activities in chronological order.  The detail procedure will be advised during sending the application document (to be followed meticulously). Incomplete application documents may cause rejection.


Fees Excluding GST for Alternative Route (In Rupees)
Sl. No. Description IWE IWT IWS* IWP*
1 Application Fee 5,000 5,000  Presently
not being offered
2 Registration Fee 30,000 25,000
Project Paper check/Interview
3 Final Examination of all Modules 42,000 36,000
Issue of Diploma Certificate
TOTAL FEES PAYABLE 77,000 66,000

*Application Fee is Non-Refundable


Fees are payable normally by Bank Transfer to “The Indian Institute of Welding-ANB”. Crossed DD/Cheque is acceptable in special circumstances only.


IWCP Downloads



Candidates interested to obtain Qualification/Certification from The Indian Institute of Welding-ANB are requested to write to with copy to attaching the duly filled Downloaded “Preliminary Information FORM  ANB Candidates along with the CV,


The Indian Institute of Welding-ANB


Plot No: 38 Gitanjali Park, 200 Kalikapur Main Road,

P.O. Mukundapur, Kolkata – 700 099. West Bengal, INDIA

Tel: +91 33 4006 1837, E-mail: