The Market Needs - Purpose of Education:

The Welding Related Personnel are staff which is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, supervising, inspecting and performing welding activities.

The categories are as follow:

  • Welding Coordination Personnel
  • Welding Inspection Personnel
  • Welders

The international framework for the certification of persons allows Welding Inspectors to be certified according to the requirements of standard ISO 14731. Also one of the keys to the certification of construction companies / organizations in accordance with ISO 3834, which is the adoption of the Welding Coordinators. Finally and in accordance with standards EN 1090-2 and ISO 3834-2: 2005 § 7 regarding the Welding Personnel, the manufacturer should have necessary and sufficient staff to design, planning, execution and supervision of production at welding activities.

Access conditions:

  • Technical Vocational Schools graduates.
  • Diploma from a Higher Education Private College in relevant subject – minimum 3 years of study.
  • Merchant Shipping Academies – Diploma of Mechanical School.
  • Relevant Diploma from Highest Educational Institution.

The education structure:

The Swiss Approval International offers an innovative and specialized short-term training program, recognized and accredited by major Welding Institutes and accepted by the international market, the Witness Welding & Manufacturing Inspector.

The program will be implemented in blended learning (e-learning and in-class) or exclusively on e-learning. The instructors of the program are Phd Engineers, industry executives, Welding Inspectors and Engineers with extensive experience.

Teaching is described into following Chapters:

Chapter 1: Intro to Quality
Chapter 2: Intro Auditing and Inspection
Chapter 3: QMS structure
Chapter 4: Destructive Tests
Chapter 5: NDT (VT, UT, RT, reporting etc.)
Chapter 6: Inspection Test Plans
Chapter 7: Health and Safety

At the end of the training takes place three hour written examination.

E-Exams (online) - Certification WSTAR

After passing the examination, candidates will be recognized as Qualified Witness Welding & Manufacturing Inspector, absolutely fulfilling the requirements of the standards as stated in the purpose of education.
After 3 years work experience in connection with the subject or an existing service, the Qualified Witness Welding & Manufacturing Inspector will have the opportunity be certified and participate in the Registry of the Swiss Approval International for Certified Welding Inspectors with international recognition through Accreditation ISO 17024.


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