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The CSWIP scheme is:

  • an internationally recognised mark of competence for people engaged in welding and/or inspection related jobs in manufacturing, constructing, operating or repairing high integrity welded structures, plant or components
  • an accredited scheme - the UK government's Department of Trade and Industry has accredited CSWIP for personnel certification in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024 through the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)


The categories of certification available are:

  • Inspection (welding and plant inspectors)
  • Underwater inspectors
  • Plastic welders
  • Welding instructors (including rail, plastics)
  • Welding supervisors
  • Welders, including the National Welder Training Standard
  • General inspection of offshore facilities
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Integrity management of bolted joints
  • Cathodic protection personnel
  • Welding coordination personnel
  • Heat treatment operatives


In general the scheme offers three levels of certification Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.

There are three simple steps to certification:
  1. Mandatory approved training
  2. Relevant work experience
  3. Examination at a CSWIP Test Centre

For up-to-date information/requirements documents, please visit www.cswip.com