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CSWIP - Certification Scheme for Personnel

Relied upon for over 50 years, CSWIP is a dependable source of assurance for the role-specific knowledge and skill required of industry personnel.


Recognised as a benchmark by which to distinguish the competences of personnel; the CSWIP priority is to ensure the integrity of its certification and its certificate holders.


Trusted by individuals to demonstrate their ‘Compliance through Competence’, CSWIP certification provides industry-led and industry-specified credibility to over 40,000 certificate holders.


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COVID-19 Announcement

While COVID-19 is a threat to an individual’s health and wellbeing, we...

Wed 07 Oct 2020
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CSWIP Response to COVID-19

We are dedicated to ensuring the quality of the certificate you hold,...

Tue 25 Aug 2020
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CSWIP Insight: Natalia Dudzik

After completing her maternity leave, Natalia decided to apply to TWI Certification...

Tue 23 Jun 2020
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CSWIP: Playing Its Part

It is because of this reputation within industry that CSWIP and BGAS-CSWIP...

Fri 29 May 2020
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CSWIP Success!

CSWIP is delighted to announce that we have successfully undertaken our five-year...

Wed 15 Apr 2020

Established for over 50 years the Certification Scheme for Personnel (CSWIP), is a world leader in personnel competence assurance certification. A comprehensive scheme providing for the assessment and certification of individuals seeking to demonstrate their knowledge and/or competence in a wide variety of industry demanded job roles.

CSWIP has increased its portfolio to provide certification for those seeking employment in critical disciplines, such as welding, joining, construction, operation or repair of high integrity structures, plant or machinery as well as materials integrity and inspection during manufacturing and in-service. 

The CSWIP schemes are provided by TWI Certification Ltd; formed in 1993 to exemplify the independence and impartiality required to deliver certification in accordance with international standards.

UKAS-accredited to ISO/IEC 17024, the international standard for personnel certification, the CSWIP certificates provide employer confidence in compliance with current standards and regulations, and offer assurance to their customers that their staff are competent and can deliver the product quality and safety required.

Originally, CSWIP’s aim was to receive nationwide recognition and acceptance by industry, as a means of identifying and verifying an individual’s competence. Since awarding its first 24 certificates in 1969, CSWIP has built upon its principles of competence, impartiality, quality and reliability to become recognised globally as one of the highest standards in personnel certification, with over 40,000 certificate holders and more than 60,000 certificates issued worldwide.