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<ul><li><p>IAB-001r4-10 </p><p>Rules for the implementation of IIW Guidelines for the education, examination and qualification of welding personnel </p><p> Copyright EWF 1995 </p></li><li><p> IAB INTERNATIONAL AUTHORISATION BOARD IAB-001r4-10 </p><p>RULES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION </p><p>OF IIW GUIDELINES </p><p>FOR THE EDUCATION, EXAMINATION </p><p>AND QUALIFICATION OF WELDING PERSONNEL </p><p>Rules for the Implementation of IIW Guidelines for the Education, Examination and Qualification of Welding Personnel Approved: January 2010 1 of 49 </p><p>Published by: EWF-IAB/IIW Secretariat Av. Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva, 33 Taguspark Apartado 012 P-2741-901 Porto Salvo Portugal Tel: +351.21 4211351 Fax: +351.21 4228122 E-mail: ewf-iab@isq.pt www.iiw-iis.org </p><p>Prepared and issued by the IAB-International Authorisation Board Under the authority of the IIW-International Institute of Welding </p></li><li><p> IAB INTERNATIONAL AUTHORISATION BOARD IAB-001r4-10 </p><p>Rules for the Implementation of IIW Guidelines for the Education, Examination and Qualification of Welding Personnel Approved: January 2010 2 of 49 </p><p> Table of Contents Introduction. 4 Part 1 Standard requirements for IIW Authorised National Bodies ANBs. 5 Part 2 ANB assessment, surveillance and reporting procedure. 14 Part 3 Standard requirements for ATBs. 16 Part 4 The Examination. 20 Part 5 Distance (self) learning courses as a route to IIW qualifications 24 Appendix 1 ANB Application Form. 25 </p><p>Appendix 2 ATB Application Form. 28 </p><p>Appendix 3 Application for an ATB seeking Approval of Courses 31 </p><p>Appendix 4 Application from Existing ANB for Extension of Scope. 36 </p><p>Appendix 5 Layout of International Welding Personnel Diplomas 38 </p><p>Appendix 6 Specific requirements when printing the IIW Diplomas 44 </p><p>Appendix 7 ATB Certificate, Schedule and Rules for using IIW-ANB combined logo... 45 </p><p>Appendix 8 ANB Certificate and Schedule.. 48 </p></li><li><p> IAB INTERNATIONAL AUTHORISATION BOARD IAB-001r4-10 </p><p>Rules for the Implementation of IIW Guidelines for the Education, Examination and Qualification of Welding Personnel Approved: January 2010 3 of 49 </p><p> Foreword These rules have been developed following the principle of mutual recognition, which has been agreed between the International Institute of Welding and the European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting </p></li><li><p> IAB INTERNATIONAL AUTHORISATION BOARD IAB-001r4-10 </p><p>Rules for the Implementation of IIW Guidelines for the Education, Examination and Qualification of Welding Personnel Approved: January 2010 4 of 49 </p><p> Rules for the implementation of IIW Guidelines for the education, examination and qualification of welding personnel INTRODUCTION These Rules establish the mechanism by which the Education, Examination and Qualification Guidelines of IIW are implemented, such that the requirements are applied uniformly by all countries involved, and that the diplomas granted are mutually recognised. This is done by appointing one organisation in each country to act for IIW, and these organisations are assessed and monitored in compliance with the Rules. These organisations are known as the IIW Authorised National Bodies (ANBs), and are responsible for ensuring that the standards of education, examination and qualification are maintained. In this, the objective is that IIW qualified personnel at a certain level will have achieved the same minimum level of knowledge, irrespective of the country in which they had been qualified. The IIW has delegated all authority for this activity to the International Authorisation Board (IAB). This Body consists of a supervisory board and two subsidiary Groups A and B. The membership of these Groups is restricted to a maximum of two representatives of each existing and applicant ANB. These Rules are administered on behalf of the Board by Group B Implementation, Authorisation and Certification. Whereas the Rules follow the general principles of ISO IEC 17024 (1) where applicable, ANBs wishing to comply fully with ISO IEC 17024, for example for the purpose of achieving national accreditation, will need to take further measures than those required by these rules. These rules shall be updated and reissued every two years and there is an obligation of all ANBs to implement the changes within one year of the date of issue. Period of validity of Guidelines The Education, Examination and Qualification Guidelines are the responsibility for the IAB Group A: Education Training and Qualification and are up-dated every two years. Amendments to the Guidelines adopted by the IAB Board are to be communicated to Approved Training Bodies (ATBs) by ANBs and implemented as soon as possible. When a revised Guideline is adopted by the IAB Board, there is an obligation on all ANBs to implement the changes, within their scope of authorisation, 18 months of the date of adoption. However, when a course has been announced, the Guideline current at the time of the announcement is valid for a period of not exceeding two years from the date of the announcement. The adoption of a new Guideline by the IAB Board places an obligation on all ANBs to withdraw their own competing schemes within the scope of its authorisation, three years from the date of the adoption. </p></li><li><p> IAB INTERNATIONAL AUTHORISATION BOARD IAB-001r4-10 </p><p>Rules for the Implementation of IIW Guidelines for the Education, Examination and Qualification of Welding Personnel Approved: January 2010 5 of 49 </p><p> PART 1: STANDARD REQUIREMENTS FOR IIW AUTHORISED NATIONAL BODIES (ANBs) 1.1 Introduction </p><p>This Part specifies the requirements for ANBs wishing to implement the IIW system for the education, examination and qualification of personnel. The policies and procedures of ANBs and their administration shall be fair and equitable among all candidates and shall comply with any applicable statutory requirements. </p><p> 1.2 Role of the ANB </p><p>It is the role of the ANB to act in its own country for IIW in respect of personnel qualification, including: i) The approval of ATBs for the conduct of courses in accordance with IIW Guidelines. ii) The conduct of the examinations. iii) The qualification of personnel and the recording of relevant information. An ANB shall not offer or provide training, or aid others in the preparation of such services, unless it demonstrates how training is independent of examinations in order to ensure that confidentiality and impartiality are not compromised. </p><p> 1.3 Definitions </p><p>Qualification: The award of an IIW diploma gained in accordance with the IIW Guidelines and these rules. Such diplomas remain valid for the life of the holder. </p><p> ATB: For the purpose of these rules, the term Approved Training Body </p><p>(ATB) is an organisation that has been assessed and approved by an ANB in accordance with IIW rules for training organisations. By awarding ATB status, the ANB confirms that the ATB fulfils the requirements for delivering training in accordance with one or more IIW guidelines. It shall be an organisation independent from the ANB or clearly separated from it. </p><p> Council of the ANB: The body, which is legally responsible for ANB affairs. It could be the </p><p>'Board of Directors' or the 'General Assembly of the organisation. </p><p>Governing Board The body which is responsible for conducting the activities of the of the ANB: ANB listed in 1.2 above. </p><p> IAB Lead Assessor: A person elected by the IAB Board, on recommendation of Group B, </p><p>who is responsible for leading an ANB audit team. </p></li><li><p> IAB INTERNATIONAL AUTHORISATION BOARD IAB-001r4-10 </p><p>Rules for the Implementation of IIW Guidelines for the Education, Examination and Qualification of Welding Personnel Approved: January 2010 6 of 49 </p><p> IAB Peer Assessor: A person approved by Group B to assist the Lead Assessor with a </p><p>site visit </p><p>IAB DL Assessor: A person with experience in use of the Instructional System Design approach to curriculum development, Distance Learning and Quality Assurance, having the Peer Assessor status and appointed by the Chairman of IAB Group B. </p><p> ATB Lead Assessor: A person elected by the ANB Governing Board, on the Chief </p><p>Executive recommendation, who is responsible for leading an ATB audit team </p><p> Invigilator: A competent person who supervises examination candidates during </p><p>theoretical examinations in accordance with IIW rules for examinations. Invigilators must be independent from the persons being examined. </p><p> 1.4 Responsibilities and status of ANBs An ANB accepts responsibility for the implementation of the current IIW system for education, </p><p>examination and qualification of welding personnel at the national level. All ANBs, applicant ANBs and IIW members interested in becoming ANBs are charged a fee, in </p><p>accordance with the rules established by Group B. 1.5 Grant of IIW Authorisation The grant of IIW Authorised National Body status for a defined scope of activity is made by the </p><p>IAB Board on the recommendation of the Group B. See OP-03. If a country already has an EWF ANB, this is the IIW ANB in that country. The Secretariat shall issue a certificate of authorisation to the ANB covering its activities on </p><p>behalf of IIW following authorisation, and this shall be valid for a period of five years. The certificate shall have an appended schedule to indicate the scope of authorisation (e.g. </p><p>IWE, IWT, IWS, etc.) for which the ANB has been assessed and approved. Extension of scope shall be applied for and assessed and, if granted, a new schedule shall be issued by the Secretariat. Application for extension of scope shall be made to the Lead Assessor using the official application form (see also Part 2, Clause 2.4 and Appendix 4). </p><p> The procedure for using the IIW ANB certificate of authorisation is given in OP 07. In the event that it is established that an ANB is failing to comply with the requirements of these </p><p>Rules, the IAB Board may terminate the authorisation with three months notice. The Chairman of Group B has the power to suspend approval of an ANB in advance of a </p><p>meeting of the Group B if the non-compliances are, in his/her judgement, sufficiently severe. An ANB may terminate the authorisation by giving three months notice of its intention to do so. </p></li><li><p> IAB INTERNATIONAL AUTHORISATION BOARD IAB-001r4-10 </p><p>Rules for the Implementation of IIW Guidelines for the Education, Examination and Qualification of Welding Personnel Approved: January 2010 7 of 49 </p><p> 1.6 Sub-contracting Sub-contracting of the principal tasks covered by Item 1.2 above is prohibited. The ANB may, </p><p>where appropriate, sub-contract other minor parts of its IIW work, and the organisations to which this work is delegated shall be subject to audit by the ANB. All sub-contracting shall be fully detailed in the ANB's Quality Manual. </p><p> Note: Sub-contracting is defined as the delegation of activities to a body over which the ANB </p><p>does not have direct executive control, and may include matters such as printing and publicity. </p><p> In certain circumstances, the ANB may delegate special technical activities to another body. This body must demonstrate to the ANB that it has a high level of expertise relevant to the functions delegated to it. The ANB will only be allowed to subcontract activities outside traditional welding technology, for example adhesive bonding. It is not allowed to subcontract activities related to the existing main Guidelines: International Welding Engineer, Technologist, Specialist, Practitioner, Inspection Personnel and Welders. These special subcontracting arrangements require prior approval of Group B. </p><p> 1.7 Organisational structure </p><p>The ANB shall be structured so as to give confidence to interested parties in its competence, impartiality and integrity. In particular, ANBs: a) Shall be independent and impartial in relation to applicants, candidates and qualified </p><p>persons, including their employers and their customers, and shall take all possible steps to assure ethical operations. </p><p> b) Shall be responsible for its decisions relating to granting qualifications. c) Shall identify the management team(s) or person(s) who shall have overall responsibility </p><p>for: </p><p> evaluation and qualification of persons </p><p> formulation and implementation of policies and procedures covering qualification activities </p><p> the delegation of authority to any committees or individuals to undertake defined </p><p>activities on its behalf d) Shall have documents establishing it as a legal entity or part of a legal entity. </p></li><li><p> IAB INTERNATIONAL AUTHORISATION BOARD IAB-001r4-10 </p><p>Rules for the Implementation of IIW Guidelines for the Education, Examination and Qualification of Welding Personnel Approved: January 2010 8 of 49 </p><p> 1.7.1 The Governing Board The ANB shall have in place a Governing Board that is independent of its commercial </p><p>interests. It shall be representative of the major interests involved, and no interest shall predominate; it shall comprise at least 7 members, for example, as follows: </p><p> 4 from industry, representing manufacturers, users, service organisations and other </p><p>relevant interests, 1 representing academic institutions 1 representing the Council of the ANB 1 representative of the country on the IAB Groups, and, where appropriate, one representative from the national standards body and one </p><p>from the national association of engineers. As a guide, it is suggested that members should serve for a maximum period of 9 </p><p>years, the Chairman being elected by the Board from amongst the members and serving for a maximum term of 3 years. Re-election beyond these terms is acceptable, but a turnover of representation is desirable. </p><p> The terms of reference of the Governing Board shall be: </p><p> To formulate policy in respect of the implementation by the ANB of IIW personnel qualification requirements. </p><p> To supervise the operation of the ANB's role in the above matters, including the assessment and monitoring of training courses and facilities, conduct of examinations, the issue of diplomas and recording of data on diploma holders, preparation of the ANB's Quality Manual and all documentation. </p><p> To install an Appeals Panel. </p><p> To appoint the Examination Board(s), and nominate the Chairman/Chairmen and to ensure that those appointed are competent to undertake the tasks assigned to them. </p><p> To consider complaints against diploma holders. </p><p> The Governing Board shall meet at least once a year, and the meetings shall be minuted. A copy of the approved minutes and all Board documentation shall be filed for at least 10 years. </p><p> Note: It is permissible for the Governing Board to appoint an Executive </p><p>Committee to manage the ANB activities on its behalf. However, the responsibility and authority must rest with the Governing Board. </p></li><li><p> IAB INTERNATIONAL AUTHORISATION BOARD IAB-001r4-10 </p><p>Rules for the Implementation of IIW Guidelines for the Education, Examination and Qualification of Welding Personnel Approved: January 2010 9 of 49 </p><p> 1.7.2 Staff The ANB shall appoint a Chief Executive to administer the IIW a...</p></li></ul>