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Personnel Certification

TWI Certification Ltd’s (TWI CL) Personnel Certification section is responsible for over 30 different certifications. It is most famous for its CSWIP and BGAS-CSWIP schemes, which reinforces its status as a world leader in personnel competence assurance certification. Through these brands TWI CL  provides personnel certification for those seeking employment in a variety of critical disciplines.

However, Personnel Certification is responsible for so much more than just the CSWIP brand.

As a Recognised Third Party Organisation (RTPO) for the UK Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulation 2016 (PER), TWI CL can provide Welding Procedure Specifications, and Welding Procedure Qualification Records in compliance with the PER or to meet company specific requirements. It also has the capacity to offer certification in compliance with the EU Pressure Equipment Directive (2014/68/EU) (PED).

For those seeking to work on construction sites within the UK, our Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), provides proof of an individual’s knowledge and skill in their particular CSWIP certification scheme.

As the Approved Nominated Body (ANB) for the European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) and the International Institute for Welding (IIW), TWI CL is responsible for the overall delivery and examination of the EWF/IIW Welding Co-ordination Diploma(s).

While, its work with training providers and apprentices began in 2019, with the creation of the National Welding Training Standard (NWTS), which provides a methodology to ensure conformity of welder training in the UK. From there, in 2018, TWI CL was successful in its application to become an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) and has since provided End Point Assessments (EPA) to over 170 apprentices in eight different standards. 


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