The IWI-S diploma is an educational qualification awarded after passing examinations and there is no subsequent review of your knowledge and understanding, the diploma is held for life, it is not renewed. The diploma is intended to signify that you have attained a given level of knowledge and understanding in welding technology and welding inspection, it is not intended to signify that you have competence in delivering the tasks and responsibilities of a welding inspector.
CSWIP is for personnel competence assurance, and determines the assessment of the required knowledge, skills, behaviours and experience required to be competent for the defined roles, tasks and responsibilities.
The CSWIP Welding Inspector certificate and the CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector certificate are role-specific competence assurance certificates. They signify that the holder is competent in the tasks and responsibilities set out in the scheme document.
The CSWIP certificates are accredited by UKAS against the international standard for certification of personnel competence, your performance of the tasks and responsibilities is under surveillance, and periodic renewal and recertification ensures that your competence remains current and recent.
The CSWIP scheme is owned and operated by TWI Certification Ltd (TWI CL), which maintains unitary control of examinations, ensuring that there is consistently fair and reliable assessment of competence, wherever you are in the world. As a UKAS accredited certification body, TWI CL remains entirely impartial in the decision-making for CSWIP certification; CSWIP certification is industry-led, with industry stakeholder governance at every stage of the certification process.