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Personnel Certification Scheme (PCS)

The European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) and International Institute of Welding (IIW) Welding diplomas are widely accepted by employers as high quality vocational education in welding engineering. They confirm a high level of knowledge and expertise that is recognised around the world, supporting the exacting quality requirements for welding coordination across a wide range of applications, materials and processes.

These unique qualifications will place you above much of the competition, giving customers and employers high confidence in your knowledge and understanding of welding.

The EWE/IIW Diplomas are excellent educational programmes and gaining the qualification demonstrates your knowledge of welding at the Specialist, Technologist or Engineer level. However, knowledge is only one part of competence; currency, recency and continuing professional development are also required to demonstrate competence.

In light of this, TWI Certification Ltd (TWI CL) is authorised by EWF and IIW to operate the Personnel Certification Scheme (PCS) to enable EWF/IIW diploma holders to demonstrate consolidation of their learning in practical application, post completion of the qualification.

PCS is open to holders of any level of the EWF/IIW Diploma (Specialist (IWS), Technologist (IWT) and Engineer (IWE)), issued by TWI Certification Ltd or who are working in the UK and who hold a minimum of two years’ experience in the relevant field and are current members of The Welding Institute.

PCS can be applied for as soon as you receive your EWF/IIW Welding Engineering Diploma and the initial application is free! Renewals are every 3 years and can be applied for by completing the renewal application form for which there is a charge. Please contact us for details and the renewal application form.

Applications for Certified EWF/IIW Diplomas are reviewed by TWI CL’s Principal Verification Engineer and are ratified by the Membership, Education and Registration Committee (MERC) who oversee the Scheme.

EWF/IIW diploma holders who are assessed as responsible welding coordinators by TWI CL under the WFCS/ISO 3834, CAESAS/EN 1090, or CWRVC/EN 15085 company certification schemes may gain access to the PCS through the employer application route as part of the assessment.

Whether through the personal application or employer application route, successful applicants for PCS will receive both an EWF and an IIW Certificate for Certified European/International Welding Specialist (CE/IWS), Technologist (CE/IWT), or Engineer (CE/IWE).


Need any help?

Download the free initial application form here.

For questions about the EWF/IIW Diploma, please contact an Approved Training Body.

For questions regarding the EWF/IIW Personnel Certification Scheme, please contact us.