IIW-IAB International Education, Training, Qualification and Certification System, managed by IIW- IAB, is an open system that ensures that any person, anywhere in the world, has unrestricted access to education, training, qualification and certification in welding and related technologies, in accordance with international standards, (e.g. ISO, etc.). The International System is now used in more than 40 countries, and is continuing to grow rapidly worldwide.
Implementing the IIW- IAB System is underpinned by a rigorous quality assurance regime which ensures that required standards are met uniformly throughout the world in an impartial and non-discriminatory way, complying with international trade legislation.
In order to comply with these requirements, the International System’s operation is based on a network of Authorized Nominated Bodies (ANBs), each specializing in a specific scope and needing to comply with the IIW – IAB quality assurance system.
The delivery of the courses, leading to the international qualifications, is performed by Authorized Training Bodies (ATBs), which are authorized by the ANBs. Once authorized to deliver the international courses, the ATBs can operate wherever they want worldwide, within their authorized scope of operation and subject to other conditions.