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Welder and welding operator qualification services

Independent witnessing that confirms welder competency

Make sure your welders meet industry and regulatory specifications.

Welding certification

We will witness welder and welding operator qualification tests, to help ensure that your welders meet the required industry and regulatory standards. Using verbal and written exams either at your facilities or the welding school, we can confirm your welder’s ability to make welds that meet national and international requirements.

Get in touch today to find out more about our welder and operator qualification.

  • What are the benefits of welder and operator witnessing?

    Improve your workforce

    Witnessing welder and operator qualification tests ensure you can employ welders with verified skillsets with the ability to follow written and verbal instructions to a required standard for any welding project you are working on.

    Guaranteed quality  

    With better welder capabilities comes improved performance levels and productivity. Implementing recognised welding procedures leads to high-quality products for your customers.

    Brand confidence

    Your customers want assurance that your services or products can meet their expectations. Using fully qualified welders gives customers confidence in your business and the ability to achieve desired outcomes, opening new commercial opportunities.   

  • How we can help?

    Wherever you are in the world, our team of experienced inspectors are available to witness your welder tests in accordance with:

    • EN ISO 9606
    • EN 287
    • ISO 14732
    • ASME IX
    • AWS
    • Others as agreed

    We are an independent, third-party certification body able to qualify and revalidate welder certificates issued through academic centres or via manufacturers’ internal welding qualification tests. 

  • Your one stop solution

    It can be complicated to coordinate multiple organisations for your welding certifications. That’s why LRQA has developed a one-stop fixed fee service in collaboration with WQiC to support you through the entire weld certification process. Download the factsheet to learn more.

Why work with us?

Client-focused and safety driven

We hold BS EN ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation1 and strive to be your number one choice for welding qualification services. Our passion is to deliver a quality service with integrity, independence and a keen safety ethos. This, coupled with a wealth of technical experience, knowledge and professionalism provides confidence for you and your customers throughout the whole service.

Technical expertise

LRQA's technical experts can provide first-hand insights into the complex world of welding requirements, codes, and standards and the logic behind them. Our surveyors are chosen for their sector-specific knowledge and expertise, which means you can be confident that they'll understand the manufacturing challenges you face.

Our expert assessment teams take a collaborative approach that understands the importance of a fast, efficient appraisal with minimal disruption to your business. 


1 Accreditation is held by LRQA CASL, an entity within LRQA Group Limited

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