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International education of welding personnel



The IIW Education, Training & Qualification System for Welding Personnel is the ONLY system that is recognized worldwide and also by ISO and CEN bodies.

Companies which seek certification according to ISO 3834 need to comply with personnel requirements.

Advantages of the qualification system

  • An easy way to ensure that welding personnel fulfill the Standard Requirements of ISO 3834 and ISO 14731.
  • Easier recognition of staff competence and know-how.
  • Recognized in over 43 countries around the world.
  • Comprehensive and structural system for a wide range of qualification level, both in welding technology and welding inspection.
  • Harmonized System for entry requirements, training syllabus, examinations and rules for implementation.
  • The International Qualification System is linked to the International Personnel Certification System.

    The international Qualification System Key Points

  • Diplomas recognized worldwide.
  • Centralized management of examinations.
  • System functioning with permanently updated guidelines.
  • Authorized National Bodies (ANBs) and Authorized Training Bodies (ATBs) are periodically audited.


    Welding association «KazWeld» can assist in training of international welding engineers, technologists, technicians, practitioners, welders as well as international welding inspectors with higher, specialized secondary and secondary education.

In cooperation with KazWeld, The Kazakhstan Welding Institute runs its activities. It was launched at the Department of welding production of Karaganda State Technical University and got the right from the International Institute of Welding (IIW) to carry out training activities according to international standards. Moreover, there are 10 training centers authorized according to IIW requirements (Approved Training Body – ATB) in six cities across the country (Astana, Karaganda, Aktau, Atyrau, Uralsk, Aktobe).

Training duration is 2 - 6 months. The main requirements for admission are to have a special technical education (for engineers, technologists and technicians) or secondary education (for workers and practitioners) and working experience of at least 3 years.

After successful completion of training, the participants receive IIW diplomas.



The benefits of studying in Kazweld’s ATBs

Getting quality education based on international standards in Kazakhstan without going abroad;

Free education for those who work in the priority sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan, including in the oil and gas industry;

Ability to work in foreign and domestic companies that set high requirements on qualification for the engineering staff and welders;

Diploma issued by the Kazakhstan Association of welding is recognized in 57 member countries of the International Institute of Welding, including the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil , South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and others. Therefore, it is easy to be employed in those countries.

For more detailed information on training program, tuition and so on, please contact the ATBs.